Putting Relaxer On Your Eyelashes?

Putting relaxer in eyelashes

When I first saw the title of this video pop on on YouTube I automatically assumed it was a joke. Surely it would turn out to be a parody video created by one of my favorite vloggers? But alas as it turns out, it is dead serious.

It’s probably best to start by saying that eyelash perming is actually quite a popular practice. It is done in specialist salons where women with straight eyelashes go in to add a bit of curl to them. It’s particularly popular in Japan.

African American ladies are now relaxing their curly eyelashes in order to lengthen and straighten them. YouTuber NetworkDellMelove says that she does this because her eyelashes are “super curly”.

Essentially she applies Vaseline on her eyelids to protect them then uses a toothpick to apply the relaxer allowing it to sit in her lashes for 10 minutes or so. She then wipes off the relaxer off with a piece of tissue after which she washes her face.

Here’s the video of her process…

Here are a few of the comments posted on that video:


This has to be the most ridiculously stupidest sh*t I ever witnessed…. there’s no justifying this at all, she has No brain and no common sense. Like what?!!!!

“Nobody wants nappy eyelashes” WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF -______-

Why!!#

Another YouTuber LuvNside also relaxes her eyelashes following a very similar process. Unlike the brave lady above, she has turned off the comments on that particular YouTube video.

With this post I initially wanted to do a point by point analysis of why in the world anyone would want to do this to themselves regardless of how curly your eyelashes are but after being rendered speechless I decided not to bother.

Truthfully I can’t see it becoming a popular practice for obvious reasons (I assume everybody enjoys their gift of sight) so I will leave it up to you to make up your own mind.

What do you think ladies? Would you put relaxer on your eyelashes?

Originally posted 2013-09-10 15:00:19.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Nikki Dickey
    Nikki Dickey

    Idiot…I got relaxer in my eye before…hunni let me tell you how it had me talking in another language. .kmsl…washing it out with water wasn’t enough. .iy burned like hell. Woke up the next morning with a crusty eye..lmbo

  2. Ayana Salandy
    Ayana Salandy

    She crazy…the pain of getting relaxer burn on your scalp…is the worse muchless for ur eye lashes :/

  3. Deb Richardson
    Deb Richardson

    When they are blind they won’t be worrying about straighter eyelashes. The world has gone mad!!!

    1. tammy arroyo

      Yes you are right, just when you thought you had seen it all, you see this mess. The world has gone krazzzzzy!!

  4. Ednele Baptiste
    Ednele Baptiste

    Hope they can afford the upkeep with retouching, deep conditioning, co-washing, coloring, moisturizing and all. Lol.

  5. Arela Grate
    Arela Grate

    Only an idiot. Relaxers burn your scalp if left on too long, just imagine the damage to your eyes. Dumb.

  6. Holly Coston-Polk
    Holly Coston-Polk

    We know the health risks in using relaxers on the scalp, so now it’s ok to put a harsh chemical next to your precious eye? Who comes up with this stuff?

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