Even though I love the #Team Natural Queens, I must say it isn’t for everyone.
At least I know it isn’t for people like me.
The way I struggle to comb my hair when I have little undergrowth will never make me consider going natural.
However, I have been careless with my relaxed hair.
In the last two years, I have had my hair colored in wine, gold, electric blue hair, and I currently have a light green hair. (Using different products). 😰
My hair is actually crying for help.
So, if you happen to be on this #TeamRelaxedTorturedHair with me, and your hair needs some reviving; you are welcome to follow these tips to keep your hair full and healthy.
(Relaxed hair simply means your hair has gone through controlled damage, in order to straighten it).
- Let a professional do the chemical handling of your hair. Don’t make uninformed decisions on products, and don’t touch up your hair by yourself.
- Don’t over process your hair, and don’t leave the chemicals on for more than the recommended time, just because it doesn’t hurt or feel right. Follow product instructions.
- Stick to low or no-heat styling. Applying heat from dryers, coiling irons, straighteners and the likes will only damage your hair and cause it to be very dry.
- Cover your hair every night to preserve the volume and body of your hair.
- Moisturize your hair by washing and conditioning/deep condition at least thrice a month to replace the loss of natural oils during relaxing.
- Choose protective styles to keep allow your hair retain moisture.
- Always have a trim. Trimming your hair regularly will mean you have little or no dry ends/split.
- Don’t use hard bristle brushes on your hair.
- Comb and brush as little as possible. The lesser you manipulate the hair, the better and stronger it turns out.
- Don’t switch relaxers, or any hair product if you don’t have to. This usually comes with serious consequences.
- Stick to a strict timeline for relaxing your hair. Don’t do it more than 3 or maximum 4 times a year.
I hope you find this helpful.
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