Growing up having a relaxer there were times I never touched my hair in between maintenance. I would let it go until it became stiff and oily until my next hair appointment. When I did try to do my hair, it didn't always go well and the growth of my hair soon became stagnant. Luckily, with much patience and consistency and learning what my hair needed, I finally achieved my goal of reaching armpit length with relaxed hair. It was a small goal, but a goal nonetheless. Now I have my own regimen for not just long but also healthy relaxed hair (no really...it's possible). While everyone's hair is different, there are some key factors that help relaxed hair grow.
Essential oils are only used to lubricate and moisturize your scalp or to seal in moisture that you already worked through your hair. Fun fact! Our scalp already has natural glands that produces an oil called Sebum. Sebum lubricates the hair shaft and the strands of hair that comes out of our scalp, this is why it’s important to use good moisturizing conditioners and deep conditioners after you wash your hair.
The importance of under hair care should not be taken lightly. It is a hugely important step when considering leveraging wigs or weaves or braids for a protective style. A step by step guide is included in this article which outlines how to take care of your hair underneath each protective style.
After the whole Eco-styler incident and finding out they have some harsh ingredients that and not only be damaging to our hair but also our lives to even the shea moisture incident where they just changed to formula to cater to other hair types. It’s important to really know what you are using and putting into your body. Luckily, here at Coil Beauty we have many hair products for black hair that will keep it healthy and grow and feel like someone is looking out for you and your hair needs!
Which is healthier? What looks better? Are we conforming to European standards? Given the great feedback we received in our last post about this area, we chatted with these two young women on either side of the hair spectrum, to give their take on their natural and relaxed hair.
While different women around me were trading in their “creamy crack” for the big chop, I was setting up my next relaxer appointment. Just like the women around me going natural, so were the hair gurus I followed on social media. It seemed like every time I looked up, someone I followed specifically for relaxed hair care were either growing out their hair or chopping it off! Luckily, others noticed noticed a gap and began to start their own channels and pages.
Deep conditioning is one of the most critical parts of wash day, especially if you have processed hair. Check out this blog for some key products to add to your routine to really help you replenish your nutrients and strengthen your strands!