Moisturizing Your New Growth In Relaxed Hair To Avoid Breakage

Adding moisture to your new growth not only reduces friction in your new curly hair but it helps to strengthen the line of demarcation making sure your are not making an already fragile situation much worse.

If your your new growth is dry there are few things you can do to reverse the Sahara dessert feeling and create something a little more like the center of a jelly donut, well not quite but you know what I mean!

Deep conditioning

The first suggestion would be to set the stage, start out with a moisture based deep condition using heat or steam. Deep conditioning your entire head will give you a great foundation to begin your new ‘operation moisturize everything’ regimen. Try to pick a deep conditioner that has water and other moisturizing agents as the main ingredients.

Giovanni Cosmetics Conditioner Direct Leave-In

If you don’t have a deep conditioner in your stash and no time to buy one or get in the kitchen and make one. Great moisturizing ingredients include honey, bananas, avocado, oil or even that plain tub of greek yogurt that you have been ignoring all week. Yogurt contains plenty of protein so adding some to the mix cant hurt, it only helps to strengthen the hair while adding moisture and shine.

It is also important to make deep conditioning a weekly event while you are still learning about your hair. Once you have your regimen down and you are comfortable handling your hair without fear of breakage, you can adjust the regimen to suit your lifestyle.


Moisturizing the new growth

Once you have established the foundation, you want to practice a regular moisture regimen every two to three days or even everyday depending on your hair needs and the climate.

Always use a water based product to moisturize, water based leave in conditioners or moisturizers. Apply the product directly to the new growth massaging and smoothing as you go along to ensure full coverage.

Originally posted 2013-02-06 15:00:14.

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.

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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