Can I oil my hair before relaxing?
Oiling your head before relaxing has a few benefits such as protecting your scalp from burning. Also, if applied on the hairline perimeter, it protects your face and ears from burning. If possible, conduct a porosity test a week earlier. It is advisable to use a deep conditioner that is rich in moisture and proteins.
Can I put oil in my relaxer?
As an alternative, you might choose to add a small amount (approximately 1/4 cup) of oil or conditioner directly to the relaxer mix, making sure it’s completely incorporated into it. This dilutes the straightening chemicals, and weakens them before they’re applied to your hair.
Is oil bad for relaxed hair?
Use an oil
Relaxers straighten the hair but weaken the hair shaft. 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.
Does relaxer stop hair growth?
Now that you understand how relaxers help with hair maintenance, let me discuss when it is no longer safe for you to relax your hair. In some cases, if you continue to relax your hair, you can cause permanent damage to your hair follicles, when this happens, your hair will not grow back.
Why is my relaxed hair so tangled after washing?
Not Rinsing Well Enough After Washing
One of the most common reasons tangled hair happens is that people leave product in their hair without rinsing it out thoroughly. This can lead to tangled strands and knots. If not rinsed out properly, conditioner can easily weigh down your hair making it more prone to tangling.
How long should relaxer stay on hair?
Ten to 15 minutes is usually sufficient and anything longer can cause damage. If you feel tingling and burning, you’ve waited too long to rinse the relaxer out of your hair.