Unsure whether Permanent Hair Straightening Constitutes an Insulating Layer
Fatwa No: 446431

Question

Salam. If a permanent hair straightning. Permanent hair straightning restructured the hair with chemical .but I'm notnsure whether it makes a layer on hair. So if a product contain all of these chemical-1st step-1) water2) thiogycolic acid, 3) ethanolamine4) ammonium hydroxide5) certimonium Chloride6) peg-75 lanoli7) polyxoyethylene lauryl ether8 ) glycerol sterate9) disodium edta10) perfum2nd step-1) water2) sodium bromate3) ceterayl alcohol4) polyxoyethylene lauryl ether5) paraffinum liquidim6) glycerol sterate7) lanolin8 ) perfumWill it effect on fard shower? Or the product is okay to use. After mixing together all the chemical is it possible to make any waterproof layer on hair?Thank you

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We cannot judge whether or not this product forms an insulating layer without seeing it. In any case, you can easily know this. If it has a thickness that prevents water from reaching the skin or the head, then it is a barrier, otherwise it is not.

A barrier is perceived by the senses as is well known.

If you doubt about it, then in principle it is not a barrier; hence, you should ignore whispers in this context and others, for being carried away with whispers leads to a great evil.

For more benefit on whispers, please refer to Fataawa 374308 and 356689.

Allah knows best.

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