Relaxing is the process of using chemicals to smooth out kinks in natural hair. Some people think that it’s impossible to achieve gorgeous, shiny hair on relaxed hair, but there’s no truth to that. It’s all about knowing how to properly take care of your hair. Due to their processed nature, relaxed hair requires special attention.
Here are some tips for maintaining healthy, relaxed hair.
Wash your hair using sulfate-free shampoo. Unlike traditional shampoos, they are made from mild detergents that don’t completely wash away your hair’s moisture.
You have already put enough chemicals on your hair. So when washing your hair, we suggest that you leave the sulfates out of the equation. Also, limit washing your hair to once or twice a week. Frequent washing will only dry out your hair. Plus, you’ll be tempted to use heat styling tools more frequently, which will damage your hair.
Deep conditioning treatment
Relaxed hair is dry. You need to introduce moisturizing products into your hair care routine to have a smooth, shiny and silky texture.
Condition your hair every time you wash it. It is also best to do deep conditioning treatment once a week to retain moisture in your hair and strengthen it as well. Applying conditioner and deep conditioners regularly will keep your hair rich, full, and will not break easily.
Use as little heat as possible
We all know that frequent use of heat styling tools can cause heat damage. Remember that your hair is dry and fragile after relaxing treatment, so you might want to stay away from such tools. If you really need to use a straightening iron, be sure to use a heat protectant beforehand. Then, follow up with an application of argan oil serum.
Scalp massage is beneficial for everyone. It helps alleviate stress and promotes relaxation. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn, leads to hair growth.
Castor oil is recommended for this purpose. This type of oil strengthens your hair and promotes new hair growth. It also nourishes the hair shaft and strengthens the roots. Plus, it lubricates the scalp and helps prevent dry, flaky scalp.