When it comes to maintaining the health of your hair while it’s relaxed, the steps you take to implement proper maintenance may look slightly different than usual (no relaxer). If you’re wondering how to properly care for your relaxed or soon-to-be relaxed hair, you’ve made it to the right place!
Keep reading for more information on what products to use and how to protect your relaxed hair to achieve longer, healthier hair.
Caring for relaxed hair
Before we can dive into products, it’s important to talk about the actual routine care of relaxed hair. Unfortunately, no matter what products are being used, if you aren’t taking the time to properly care for your hair daily, it won’t matter.
When washing your hair be sure to gently scrub your scalp to remove any built up dirt, oil, product, and debris. Dirty hair can trigger irritation, cause hair to smell and can block hair from properly growing from the scalp.
Stretching relaxers is also important. You don’t want to relax your hair too often as that can cause hair to be dry, brittle, lackluster, and eventually break off. Stretching relaxers to at least every 3 months is ideal for healthy hair growth.
Conditioning relaxed hair is key to locking in moisture. Deep condition weekly or with every wash for optimal results.
Detangle hair when conditioning with fingers, a wide tooth comb or Denman brush starting from the ends and gently working your way to the roots to avoid breakage.
Avoid excessive heat styling to prevent damage and breakage. Heat styling can cause heat damage, breakage, and overall lackluster hair. Opt for less heat usage by using a hair dry instead of blow dryer, and wearing low maintenance styles as often as possible.
Foods that help hair grow
Caring for your body internally can also help with achieving longer, healthier-looking hair. When our bodies are being taken care of properly, they are able to administer nutrients to our hair, skin and nails for an overall healthier appearance. Eating a diet that consists of lots of water, fresh fruits and vegetables can help hair to grow. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine can also help to achieve shinier tresses as both alcohol and caffeine can be drying to the body. A few foods that have been said to help hair grow are avocados, berries, nuts, sweet potatoes, and green leafy vegetables.
Best products for relaxed hair
While tgin is a natural hair company, we offer highly-effective products that work for all hair types and textures with many solutions for natural hair issues!
Our serums are effective for providing lightweight moisture to the hair and can be used for hot oil treatments and overnight wash out treatments as well as can be used as a leave in.
The Miracle RepaiRx Deep Hydrating Hair Mask restores life to dry, damaged, or color treated hair with healing biotin and moisturizes with black castor oil, smoothing and softening the hair. Improves shine and manageability, locks in moisture and repairs damage, while reducing shedding and breakage that can come as a result of excessive relaxing or heat styling.
The Miracle RepaiRx Strengthening Shampoo works extremely well with relaxed hair.Formulated with black castor oil and biotin Miracle RepaiRx Strengthening Shampoo gently cleanses hair without harsh sulfates. Black castor oil smoothes the cuticle surface, and helps promote healthy hair growth while biotin nourishes and promotes length retention. Free from parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, lanolin, artificial colors, or animal testing.
For lightweight moisture, the Green Tea Super Moist Leave in Conditioner works wonders. Packed with green tea, shea butter, and argan oil, this lightweight formula has the perfect combination of moisture and antioxidants, which helps to improve manageability, fight frizz, and transform dry brittle strands into soft, smooth and healthy hair. This natural conditioner is also great for detangling and safe enough for kids!
An effective conditioner for relaxed hair is the Miracle RepaiRx Strengthening Conditioner. This conditioner works fast to replenish hair’s natural oils and promotes healthy growth with rich black castor oil to enhance shine, while nourishing with biotin. Repairs damaged, brittle hair, leaving it soft, smooth and manageable with every use.
Achieving healthy-looking relaxed hair can be done by using the right products AND properly caring for your hair’s needs!