How can I relax my hair without damaging it?

We recommend that you apply a light coating of vaseline, grease, a thick conditioner, castor oil, or olive oil to your scalp, and to your existing relaxed hair (if applicable). The light coating will help prevent your existing hair from getting “re-relaxed” and potentially further damaging your hair.

What should you not relax your hair with?

Here are some guidelines on what to avoid doing before and while relaxing your hair.

  1. Shampooing Before. …
  2. Forgetting to Detangle. …
  3. Working in Big Sections. …
  4. Overlapping Chemicals. …
  5. Combing the Relaxer Through. …
  6. Leaving Chemicals on Too Long. …
  7. Not Using Neutralizer. …
  8. Skipping Conditioner.

How long should I keep relaxer in my hair?

Be sure to work quickly and carefully within the processing time for your chosen relaxer. Ten to 15 minutes is usually sufficient and anything longer can cause damage. If you feel tingling and burning, you’ve waited too long to rinse the relaxer out of your hair.

How can I straighten my black hair without a relaxer?

Take the flat iron and clasp over the root of the hair. Apply pressure as you steadily glide the flat iron down the hair shaft. Make one solid motion, to avoid creating kinks and bends in the hair. Return to the hair shaft you’ve just flat ironed and redo twice, or until hair is straightened to your satisfaction.

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Is relaxed hair better than natural?

Relaxed hair is less maintenance in many respects, but it’s also weaker than natural hair because of the chemical process used to break down the protein bonds. So if your goal is long healthy relaxed hair you still have to put in the work.

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