Dear respected Mufti,
African human head hair are not straight but curly. Their hair are softer, clumsy and unlike Arab and Indo-paks hair that are straight, long hard strands and less clumsy. African head plait are very common among the ladies. With the incursion of western civilization many non-muslim ladies use hair creams, soaps relaxers , shampoos, etc. to make their hairs straight, long and relax. Though natural forms are changed but hairs look more beautiful, relaxes the scalps and become longer. plaits are no more possible but only braiding. Are muslim ladies allowedto use such hair care and hair-do? Are there permissilble reasons for such?
kindly guide on shariah provisions about these questions