Should I Continue To Relax My Hair After Hair loss?

Amber RoseTo some of you that might seem like a strange question, but I actually received it yesterday and decided it was best that I tackle it publicly because it could help someone else.

Hair loss is real for many of us especially when it is hereditary or caused from stress or something you could not help. For those women who relax on a regular basis, even with hair loss, sometimes it does not naturally occur to them that relaxing is something that they can no longer do.

This is especially true if you are not losing your hair due to a bad relaxer burn or chemical damage. Here are four things to consider when deciding what you should do after hair loss if you are relaxed.

1. Hair needs strength

This means that whatever you do to your hair from the moment your hair starts falling should be geared towards scalp and hair health.

2. Relaxers are not healthy

Let’s be real, relaxers while they are a choice many of us make, are not healthy for our strands from a scientific perspective.


Relaxers erode the strand removing layers of the strand structure that cause it to curl in order to straighten it. The more layers you remove the weaker the hair is, this is all relative as no single head is the same, however, weak hair is more prone to falling.

3. Maybe natural hair isn’t so bad

If you are struggling with the thought of natural hair I challenge you to give it a try as you recover from hair loss. It is the healthiest choice for your hair and scalp.

4. Healthy protective styling is a viable option

As you recover from hair loss you can always do some healthy protective styles, like crochet braids or wigs. These styles can help your transition to natural hair, and as your hair grows you will get comfortable with wearing your own hair.

Do you know anyone still relaxing even after hair and scalp issues?

This post was first seen on www.emilycottontop.com

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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Celeste Jackman

Maybe take a break? I didnt stop relaxers cause my hair was falling out . I just decided to stop. While being natural for years i still experience some issues but thats probably due to laziness

Fine Brown Frame

Deoebds on the reason for the hair loss..if the problem had been resolved, maybe wait 6 months or do to relax ags in..

Johari Kafi

Yeah relax it til your bald then youll be happy

Vedejah Scroggins

I mean it’s your hair you do what you feel you need to for your own hair I stopped relaxing because mine was falling out I had 10 inches of hair with broken off patches all over it so I just cut it all off and went natural does it still break yes because I wasn’t taking care of it the way I should I’m still figuring it out but ya know do what’s best for you

Natasha Bossybaby Shaw

Use coconut oil because it’s healthier

Jackie Berry

NEVER……the reason of the hair loss IS the CHEMICALS in relaxers!!!