Why is my relaxed hair falling out?

Why is my hair falling out after relaxing?

Because hair relaxers contain lye, they can damage your hair and scalp if used incorrectly, and even cause hair loss. … This process leaves the hair weak, brittle and prone to breakage. It can even burn your skin, cause permanent damage to the scalp and lead to hair loss.

How do you strengthen weak relaxed hair?

Use an oil

Oils like coconut (that contain a trace of protein) work great for relaxed hair as well as protein-free oils such as argan oil, shea oil, babassu oil, maracuja oil, sacha inchi oil, alone or combined. Oils work double duty, helping to repair the hair and increase resistance from breakage.

Is hair loss from relaxer reversible?

The damaged sections may need to be cut off, but the long term prognosis is good. It may take 6-9 months before hair returns back to the way it once was but it will return. Unfortunately, trichorrhexis nodosa as the ONLY and sole reason for a person’s hair loss from relaxers is not common.

Why am I losing a lot of hair after a perm?

Since perming is inherently a drying process, if done so incorrectly can result in damage to the strands of hair making them weak and brittle. This causes the strands to break, leaving thinning or bald patches.

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How long does it take for relaxed hair to go natural?

Whether you decide to do a big chop or gradually grow out a relaxer, it’s going to take at least three to four months to start to see real change. For some, it may be a full year before you’re completely chemical-free.

How do you keep relaxed hair healthy?

Read on for Handy’s tips on how to keep relaxed hair healthy during the summer.

  1. Wash Your Hair Weekly and Double Up on Moisture. …
  2. Get Ends Trimmed Regularly. …
  3. Go Easy on Heat Styling. …
  4. Drink Water and Pay Attention to Your Diet. …
  5. Avoid Overprocessing. …
  6. Wait Awhile Before Installing Protective Styles.