A large 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.

Once the 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.

Never leave 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

You should 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.

It is 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

Most black 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 heat.

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.