Saving the Straightened Strands: 6 Tips for Taking Care of Relaxed Hair

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Don’t over process

Over processing your hair is like abuse to me;  there are multiple forms and it’s not just black and white.  There are many ways that women over process their hair.  Giving yourself relaxers too frequently, overlapping your relaxer with your already relaxed hair, coloring your hair too much, and using heat on your hair everyday.

One of the craziest things I’d seen was a women (who by the way, was complaining that her hair wasn’t growing) put relaxer on ALL of her hair.  Not just the new growth, but the previously relaxed hair.  The thing that upped the crazy factor was that the person who was helping her do this was a beauty school student…

How to fix it?

All of this is a symptom of doing too much.  STOP DOING TOO MUCH!  If you’re not too sure where to stop adding the relaxer?  Shell out the extra money for a professional to do it.  You want color?  Wait at least two weeks after a relaxer to do it, and also wait until your hair is healthy as well.  If you want out there color like some of your favorite celebrities, just remember this, they have a styling team that takes care of their hair, and a lot of times it’s a great lace front.  Don’t break your hair because you want a Fiery red or Blueraspberry color.

All of the above ways are a good way to keep your hair damaged.  If you like that look.

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