How long do I have to wait to wash my hair after getting it relaxed?

June 18th, 2011

How long do I have to wait to wash my hair after getting it relaxed?

Stylish as well as great looking hair is what most people desire. However besides having a stylish appearance the hair must also be healthy. A few maintenan

ce tips for healthy hair need to

be followed for a great looking mane. The appearance of any individual can significantly improve with great looking hair. If the hair is oily, dry, shabby and/or rough while the face and body is beautiful it will be of no use as this will not create the right impact.

When your hair appears shabby it just indicates how poor you are at maintaining it and no one gets impressed with your visual charm. Maintenance tips for healthy hair are many and easily accessible online if you are willing to follow the right path. The steps are not difficult at all; they are actually very easy to follow. Hair can get damaged severely due to split ends and the best way to treat split ends is to cut them off. Retaining damaged hair can only worsen the hair condition; relaxing your hair may help if you are visiting a licensed professional on a regular basis.

Next to over processing with a relaxer, having split ends is the next worst thing that can happen to the hair. You should relax your hair no sooner than 6 weeks preferably 8 weeks. To maintain a healthy head of hair you should get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks to remove dead ends. Moisture and hydration is very important to your hair especially when you are using a chemical like a relaxer. Getting a deep condition or hydration steam treatment on a regular basis is a necessity. Most hair salons adopt special techniques to relax damaged hair and only if you understand the techniques do you derive absolute value from the investment of time and money. You can get someone to do it for you at home but we recommend only having a licensed professional apply a chemical relaxer to your hair. Trimming the hair on a regular basis at least once a month is very essential. This is the correct method of keeping the hair in excellent condition. Depending upon the type of hair, hair can be washed at certain intervals. Hair can be of different types – dry, oily, normal etc, while some people have combination hair as well.

Oil is produced by sebum glands and when oily hair is washed on a regular basis especially with hot water, the glands produce more oil, which makes the hair even greasier. Ingredients that are natural or organic are a good choice to use on damaged hair or mismanagement can only worsen the condition in the long run. Hair must be dried the natural way and limiting heat with a curling iron or blow dryer will help restore the hair to a healthy state. When combing the hair while it is wet be sure to take great care by starting at the end of your hair and work your way up. There is no point binding or styling damaged hair as this could only lead to further damage. When relaxing your hair be sure to maintain a regular regimen and care for it well.

Additional Tips: Though you can purchase shampoos combined with conditioners it is advisable to use the conditioner and the shampoo separately. After shampooing, rinse the hair thoroughly. After this the conditioner can be applied starting from the roots first and then proper application of conditioner to the hair strands as well. If conditioner is applied to the scalp it can make the hair greasy. Hair gets less damaged if a wide toothed comb is used for combing, especially wet hair. Having a healthy diet helps greatly in maintaining good looking relaxed hair.

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