How To Choose A Conditioner for Relaxed and Natural Black Hair

Finding the perfect conditioner

Have shiny soft hair for days by choosing the right conditioner

For any black woman who wants to grow her relaxed or natural hair long, finding a good conditioner is like gold! Conditioning treatments provide hair with much needed moisture and strength and with regular use, improve the elasticity and general health of the hair. Healthy hair has little to no breakage, it just gets shedding. Shedding is when a full hair comes off from the roots once its lifespan has come to an end. The hair should be long with a white bulb at the end and this is perfectly normal.

A conditioner should be used immediately after a shampoo to counter the drying effects many shampoos have or can be used instead of a shampoo to clean the hair, a popular practise commonly known as a ‘co-wash’. Conditioners are more effective when they are used to deep condition the hair. This involves applying the conditioner to the hair generously from root to tip, covering hair with a plastic cap and sitting under a hooded dryer for 20-30 minutes. Heat makes the cuticles open and the hair shaft swell to allow the conditioner to penetrate its inner layers effectively.


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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Hi first of all i apologize for the mistakes below. I am a French speaker…
I just start my hair journey and I have some questions. I know this is an old post but I hope you will answer my questions.
I still trying to find the good regimen for my hair. My main problem is breakage 🙁
I see that my hair grow and they grow fast but they break all the time. I used a light keratin leave in and it worked well. I saw food results. My hair didn’t break anymore… Almost… I was so happy that I try to put more keratin in my hair. I didn’t use “strong” keratine treatment but I bought hydrolyzed keratin (powder) and I did a sort of prepoo with it that I leaved on my hair the whole night. When washed my hair at the morning they just restart to break til today. I moisturized them and still doing it but nothing… Before that I used the ORS hair Mayonnaise in wich I added 2 eggs (it was the week before). And before the ORS (so weeks before I used the hydrolized keratin) I did a prepoo with avocado egg and hemp oil. My hair was perfect and strong and I saw how beautiful they were. When touched them they were strong…
Now i don’t know what to do.. I though that I can just restart my regimen like that:
– this week I do moisturizing regimen
– the week after I will use a reconstructor

Do you think it will help or I just need to keep moisturizing them during the whole month?

One last thing, when I touch them now I feel that they are not “silky” as they were. It is not “silky” under my fingers…

And another question is: Is a deep mask a conditioner?

Thank you

John Hill Jr.

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Destiny

Hello,
I’m reading all of your suggestions for property hair care and I am extremely motivated as to growing my hair. The only issue I had while reading, was how often to shampoo/condition my hair. If you could give a brief breakdown I would appreciate it!
I have been natural all my life, but never knew how to take care of my hair. Hoping to see results with these new methods and my hair vitamins in the first year.