3 Things To Remember When Deep Conditioning Relaxed Hair

Dare I say it; relaxed hair gets really dry too! One of the things that stood out for me the most on my natural hair journey was how similar my regimen is to that of a woman who has healthy relaxed hair.

I had my own aha moment because I honestly think if I relaxed again, I would know exactly what to do. Relaxed hair is essentailly damaged natural hair, meaning the bonds in your natural hair are permanently broken to create that sleek straight look.

This means a couple of things, one, your hair becomes more porous than it would be if you did not have it chemically changed and two, your hair requires a ton of moisture to stay healthy.

Afro textured hair is dry, this fact does not change just because you relax it, actually the problem gets worse because of how stripped your hair is after a relaxer.

We chose to focus on deep conditioning because if you have hair, and in particularly relaxed hair, you should be deep conditioning weekly or bi weekly to keep your hair healthy and hydrated. With that said we wanted to highlight three things to remember to help you deep condition your relaxed hair effectively.


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Aja Travis

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Ebony Bailey

I condition weekly now after I cut my hair. I need 2 do my hair weekly now 2 keep it looking nice but requires a lot of heat

Channell Haygood

Here is a great understanding of Deep Conditioning.. I do this before I co wash Niki Amin

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rdyson

I do a DC once a week and use protein and moisturizing conditioners on alternate weeks. I’m glad to know that I am on the right track.

KP
KP

I’m relaxed with thick, coarse VERY protein sensitive hair! Not every head needs protein treatments “all the time”, relaxed or not 😉

PB
PB

I disagree with the statement “Relaxed hair is not protein sensitive”. That is definitely not true at all.

Gabrielle Roberts

1. Made it easier to manage (detangling went from 1.5 hrs to 35 mins)
2. Made my hair softer and more moisturized
3. Helped my hair to stay moisturized
4. Improves the overall health
5. Decreased split ends and single strand knots