Curl Power contains 100% raw ingredients. Chemical relaxers, or perms, have a pH balance of 13.0 or higher, which makes for a damaging and alkaline effect on the scalp and hair. This damage prevents your scalp from naturally defending itself against bacteria, fungi and infections. Morrocco Method’s Curl Power pH is only 6.5 and has a deeply conditioning effect on your curls. Our product is not meant for straightening hair, it is meant for enhancing your natural curls.