How To Take Care Of Relaxed African Hair.
Written by Essy on September 23, 2020
Nowadays every effort is being put on tips on how to take care of your natural hair but what about African relaxed hair? Not all Africans and African Americans have gone natural, some of us are still thriving with relaxed hair and that means we also have to take care of it well.
Here are a few tips on how to ensure that your relaxed hair is healthy;
Always go to a professional for chemical applications/ re-touch;
Chemical application is very delicate as it entails applying chemical to the root of your hair to straighten it thus ensure that you go to a professional and someone skilled to do it. Cheap is expensive; you might decide to go to someone cheaper to do it but trust me, the results will be tragic for you and your scalp. Retouch should be done at least twice a year due to growth and hair breakage.
Avoid excessive heat on your hair;
Daily use of flat-irons and blow dryers only weakens your hair in the long run. You can try wet-sets, flexi rods, or plaiting your hair overnight if you want to achieve curls on your relaxed hair. If you want to straighten your hair it’s best to wrap it round with a satin bonnet overnight.
Condition and treat your hair every two weeks;
Relaxing your hair strips it of a lot of moisture thus every two weeks it’s important to condition it with treatment in order to return moisture into it. Use conditioners with natural products like shea butter and coconut oil to give your hair that natural healthy feel.
Moisturize your scalp;
When your scalp is healthy then your hair will be healthy. A healthy scalp keeps away dandruff, ringworms and the likes which are likely to damage your hair.
Trim for length;
Hair split ends can be dry and cause your hair to shed and thin. Whenever you wash your hair trim the ends as part of the treatment. You will notice that you will trim less times than someone that uses heat on their hair or doesn’t take care of it well .
Here’s to healthy relaxed African hair!