Many women prefer the convenience of chemically relaxed hair. What can we do when those chemicals cause other types of scalp problems? How do we avoid suffering from hair loss caused by chemicals in the future? Here’s good piece of advice that I found searching the Internet.
It’s best to consult with a professional to determine what your particular needs are when it comes to relaxers. And no, you cannot apply a lye relaxer over hair that’s been processed with a no-lye relaxer (and vice versa)! However, you can apply a different relaxer to new growth if your current straightener isn’t giving you the results you want. It’s not recommended to constantly switch relaxer types or brands. Once you find the relaxer that works for you, it’s best to stick with it until or unless it stops. via Lye and No-Lye Hair Relaxers.
It turns out that many hair care blogs have articles commenting on just this topic. I searched for some of the key points highlighted, which may help to reduce any problems that you are having due to chemically induced dry scalp with your relaxed hair. Read on and don’t forget to click the link at the end for a more detailed discussion about these topics.
♦ After your hair has been chemically straightened, wait 48 hours before you wash your hair. The chemicals need time to set.
♦ Once a week for the first month, apply a deep conditioning mask and cover your head with a shower cap to lock in heat.
♦ When you sleep, use a satin pillow case, this will help protect your hair by preventing it from tangling.
♦ When it comes to styling your hair, avoid using high heat blow dryers or curling irons. If you must use them then reduce the heat.
♦ Try to avoid using hair spray or gel as they can dry out your hair.
♦ If you want to colour chemically straightened hair, then wait 14 days before you do. via How to Take Care of Chemically Straightened Hair.
♣ Daily application of a moisturizing cream also helps. Avoid products that contain petroleum and silicones as these are often too heavy for relaxed hair. Instead, look for products that use oils like aloe vera, jojoba, olive oil and other natural oils. These are much lighter than the petroleums and silicones, and they moisturize your hair without weighing it down. via How to Take Care of Relaxed Hair | eHow.com.
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I hope this is helpful 🙂