5 Tips to Maintain Healthy, Relaxed Hair
1. Make sure to go to a professional
We know it's tempting to do your relaxer yourself or have a friend step in, but the best thing to do is let a professional handle it. They are licensed for a reason. Your hair will thank you for it!
2. Drink water and pay attention to your diet
Have you ever heard the saying, "You are what you eat?" Your diet plays a huge role in the health of your hair. So make sure to swap those unhealthy snacks for something healthy. It also doesn't hurt to take B12 vitamins and omega supplements. Make sure to drink lots of water to add moisture to your scalp and hair.
3. Chose low or no-heat styles
Limiting heat is important! Daily use of a heat styling tool can lead to dryness and breakage. So, in order to save your hair try styles that don't require heat such as flexi-rods, curlformers, and braids.
4. Trim as needed
The ends of your hair can become excessively dry if not cared for. They are the oldest and most fragile part of your hair and they need to be treated with extreme care. If you have split ends, its best to do away with them before the split continues up the hair shaft.
5.Wrap and protect at night
What you’re sleeping on can cause some damage to your hair. Cotton pillowcases tend to dry out your hair and can cause friction when it comes into contact with your tresses.
To avoid this try:
Using a satin or silk pillowcase
Cover your hair with a satin or silk scarf or cap