Don't we all love when our hair is healthy? Just one less thing to worry about, right? However, sometimes a trip to the salon can be a daunting journey in that it tends to shine a light on how well we've actually taken care of our hair. Are we using the correct products? Are we over-processing? Oh, the questions!
Believe it or not, taking care of relaxed hair is not very different from taking care of color-treated or natural hair. When hair is chemically treated some of its natural oils are lost in the process. If you currently have or are considering the switch to a relaxer, be sure to maintain a consistent regimen that ensures deep conditioning, and utilizes less heat in order to reap the benefits of a full and healthy head of hair.
Knowing your hair and what it requires:
Over-processing is a problem that we're all familiar with. A gray strand grows in, or even worse, those horrendous roots show up, and what do we do? We dye it. Relaxed girls understand this story all too well with new growth. Make sure when touching up your roots that you are having it professionally done. Consult with your stylist regularly instead of taking matters into your own hands. This will save you from any extra trips to the salon, or even worse, damage to your hair and scalp, and unnecessary hair loss.
Having your hair trimmed accordingly is very important when it comes to relaxed hair. As the hair can be delicate, you want to make sure to keep the ends from splitting and avoid any room for breakage. Make sure to have open communication with your stylist on routine times to go in for your trim.
Keep heat to a minimum:
Skip the heat! Now you won't have to ditch it entirely, but using less heat equals less damage, which means healthier hair for you. Try wrapping hair overnight, or use styling rods or rollers to preserve styles. Heat can add to your hair's moisture loss, so you want to steer clear of any heavy usage of flat-irons and heat-required curling methods.
These are just a few of my insights! What are some of your secrets on relaxed hair? Share with us, we love your feedback!
For the love of hair,