How To Maintain Healthy Relaxed Hair
My hair is relaxed and I absolutely love it. I choose to have relaxed hair because I have a very coursed texture and I am wearing a pixie cut. With a pixie cut, it is hard to keep my hair straight if it is not relaxed. Now I just want to put out there that I am not against natural hair. I love natural curls, kinks, and coils and I am not ashamed of my natural hair texture, I just choose to wear a relaxer and it is possible to have healthy relaxed hair.
The most important part for me when it comes to a relaxer is choosing a relaxer system that is good for me. What works for some may not work for others. I have been using the Phyto Specific relaxer and if you ask any educated hairstylist about this relaxer system, they would highly recommend it. Another key thing that has worked tremendously for me is keeping my scalp moisturized. On wash day, after I shampoo my hair, I do a deep conditioner with the Hask Macadamia Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment. After I rinse out my conditioner, before I mold my hair and sit under my dryer(pixie cut wearers know what molding is LOL) I oil my scalp with the Wild Growth Oil. I love this product because it is not heavy and does not weigh the hair down. I then apply The Cantu leave-in conditioner which is my favorite leave-in conditioner at the moment.
My hair does not only need a good treatment on wash day, it also needs treatment during the week. Every night before I go to bed I moisturize my edges(the weakest part of my hair)with the Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment. I have noticed an increase in growth around my edges since I have been using this and it smells so good! Every other night I oil my entire scalp with the Wild Growth Oil.
Keeping your hair and scalp moisturized is very important to achieve growth, whether you are natural or relaxed. Relaxed hair just needs an extra little TLC because of the chemicals. I do not apply my own relaxers to my head or cut my own hair. I make an appointment with my stylist for those services. I get a relaxer/ touchup every 6-8 weeks. How often you get a relaxer plays a big part on the health of your hair as well. Getting a relaxer more often then needed is a big "NO, NO"! My hair stylist at the moment is Tynisha Barnes and she can be found of the Style Seat App.
I finally feel like I am in a good place with my hair right now and maintaining healthy hair is very important to me. In the past I did have problems with relaxers but since I switched my relaxer system and changed my hair routine, I have noticed a big difference. If anyone has any suggestions or know of any products I should try please comment below. I love hearing about great products.