4 Tips For Healthy Relaxed Hair
Relaxed or permed hair seems to be out of fashion. However, there are people out there like me who just cannot bear to go natural.
I mean it’s all about choices. However, in a bid to have relaxed hair, there are some tips that are essential to making the hair healthy. There are many downsides to keeping relaxed hair. However, we are here to ensure that you make the most out of the experience.
Tips For Relaxed Hair
Do not keep relaxing your hair.
You’re supposed to relax every 10-12 weeks. Don’t make it a habit of over-relaxing the hair. It weakens the hair follicles. Also, avoid using too much heat when you have relaxed hair. Try to air dry the hair. Also, avoid flat ironing and blow drying your hair often.
Use coconut oil.
Coconut oil is good for building hair protein. It helps prevent damage to the cuticle/hair as it penetrates deeply into the cortex of the hair. Therefore, little to no protein is lost.
Use protein treatments.
Hair must be treated at least every fortnight. Use products that have “hydrolyzed protein” as they are small enough to penetrate into the hair cortex, i.e. hydrolyzed keratin, hydrolyzed collagen, hydrolyzed animal protein. All these help your hair become thicker and your head fuller.
Cut off split ends.
We know you are trying to grow the hair. However, split ends impede growth of hair. You need to trim off thin ends so that it can grow well and be healthy. Maintain your trimmed ends on a cycle that works for you i.e. mini trims every 8 weeks, trims every 3 or 6 months etc.