10 Top Tips For A Healthy Relaxed Hair Journey

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Relaxed hair and natural hair can be seen as very different, after all one is curly and the other is bone straight. The truth of the matter is the way you go about caring for both natural and relaxed hair with the goal of health is fairly similar. Nowadays we see mostly advice  but most of the time advice geared toward our natural hair sisters but never fear! I, Tamara Lyla,  Am here to shed some light on healthy hair practices in the relaxed world. Here are my Top 10 Tips for those of you going on a healthy relaxed hair journey:

Tip 1 – Keep your hair moisturized

Relaxed hair tends to lose moisture faster than its natural counterpart due to change in structure the hair strand goes through during the relaxer process. This means that finding a good everyday moisturizer is very important along with washing your hair regularly to remove buildup on the hair and scalp. Choose a moisturizer that has water for a base and use a sulfate free shampoo on those days you do not need to clarify.

Tip 2 – Find an oil that works for you

 An oil is typically used to coat your hair after applying your daily moisturizer because adding all that moisture to your hair won’t do much if you aren’t doing anything to keep it sealed in.

Water molecules are small enough to penetrate the hair strand but they are also small enough to evaporate out just as fast too. Using an oil; whose molecules are too big to actually penetrate the strand to sit on top, will help slow down the rate of evaporation. There are many types of light oils you can choose from for example grape seed oil or coconut oil, choose the type that works best for your hair.

Tip 3 – Protein treatments are more important than you think

The chemical bonds within the hair are literally broken during the relaxer process; the majority of those chemical bonds are proteins. Relaxed hair is very weak because of this so investing in good quality protein treatments to somewhat rebuild the hair would be a very good idea.

Like most things involving hair there is no one size fits all, because while protein is absolutely necessary to every head, some of us cannot take excessive protein while other types of hair crave protein filled products often. With that said,  be conscientious of that while trying to find the best protein treatment for you

About Tamara Lyla


Hi I'm Tamara, I'm a new writer for BlackHairInformation.com. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010 I finally became fed up with my dry, brittle, uneven relaxed hair so I decided to do something about it and armed with nothing but the internet and determination I set out on my own HHJ. The last four years have been a whirlwind experience for me and my hair, but now that I've learned a thing or two I'd love to pass on the information to ladies out there who are where I once was

About Tamara Lyla


Hi I'm Tamara, I'm a new writer for BlackHairInformation.com. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2010 I finally became fed up with my dry, brittle, uneven relaxed hair so I decided to do something about it and armed with nothing but the internet and determination I set out on my own HHJ. The last four years have been a whirlwind experience for me and my hair, but now that I've learned a thing or two I'd love to pass on the information to ladies out there who are where I once was

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  • Love this!!! I am one of the few who still relax because that is what works best for me

  • Nicole

    Great article! Not like that last natural snob author

  • chocolatestarsbx

    THANK YOU!! it was refreshing to see an article pertaining to us ladies who are on a HHJ but relaxed. @Kerimah Rogers YASSSS! me too!

  • Great information for the relaxed movement. I have been natural and had dreds for years and now I relax every 8 to 9 months. So I know we are dealing with chemicals but with sites like this to let people know there is a healthy way to do it then ladies lets go and get all the information
    Living relaxed on my healthy hair journey. ..

  • Great tips! I’m amazed at how many relaxed heads don’t moisturize and seal or use protein or any of the crucial things they should be doing!

  • dont see posts like this very often. Its nice to be reminded every once in awhile that this isn’t the “natural revolution” age :/ frfr

  • Good tips! My favorite is #4. My relaxed hair is actually getting thicker because of minimizing direct heat. I now flat iron my hair every 2 to 3 months, and after 9 months of doing this I can already see a difference!

  • Rashonda

    Great article! You are absolutely right about protein treatments! They are a must !!! Nutress Hair Protein Treatment has transformed my hair dramatically!! My hair feels stronger and moisturized. Love it ! 🙂

    • Nutress protien treatment I have not heard of I will check that out.I have used redkin and sweet nature by eddie products….

  • great article