number of black women have relaxed hair because they find that it is much
easier to look after. The chemicals that
are used to straighten the hair can cause it to be fragile and some women
suffer from hair breakage and dryness.
hair has been relaxed, you will find that you have to have the regrowth touched
up every few weeks. To keep the
possibility of hair damage to a minimum it is recommended that you get the
roots redone every 7 to 8 weeks.
To reduce the
breakage, the chemical should only be applied to the virgin hair growth. You do not need to add more cream to the
already processed hair.
the cream on too long. Some black women
and even black hairdressers believe that the relaxer should be left on the head
until you feel a tingling sensation.
However if you are actually feeling any type of sensation it means that
the cream has been on too long and has
already caused potential damage to the scalp.
This can lead to permanent damage to the hair follicles, which could
lead to permanent hair loss.
How To Wash Relaxed Hair
wash relaxed hair at least once a week.
This is definitely a necessity if you use a lot of extra hair products
like hair sprays and hair gels. Once a
week you can use a really good quality conditioning shampoo that has been
specifically created for processed hair.
always a good idea to invest in good quality African American hair products like hot oil treatments for your hair in order to
replace all the nutrients that are lost during everyday life. Try and find a good conditioner that you can
leave in overnight so that it has all that time to get to work.
Styling Relaxed Hair
women will use curling irons or hair straighteners to get the desired
hairstyle. These types of appliances
really dry out the hair so if you can, try and keep the use to a minimum. Hair rollers are more time consuming but they
do less harm to the hair. Always try to
apply a protective serum to coat the hair and give it some protection from the
If you have
a good relationship with your hairdresser, you should have no problems with
your tresses. Make sure to get a trim
every 8 weeks or so in order to get rid of split ends and keep your head of
hair as healthy as possible.
As a black women, getting
your hair relaxed can be a good solution to keeping your hair under control as
long as you look after it properly.