A friend sent me an article for non-textured hair types asking if I could write something similar, but relevant to our textured sisters. I chuckled at the mention of choppy bangs and oily hair as ‘disasters’ and began to identify ‘fixable’ disasters that happen to textured hair every day. Banish hair drama forever? Not a chance, but these simple tips will allow you to correct some common hair conundrums. They don’t all have seamless fixes, but these are simple, do-able solutions for people who care about their hair. You can correct damage; even damage done by a professional, if you use these simple tips to rebound from textured hair mishaps. Fans of at-home relaxing and coloring can encounter disasters when working with these powerful hair-altering chemicals. Keep these tips handy to so you can retaliate when disaster strikes.
#1 Over-Processed Relaxer Disaster
Relaxer left on too long? In this case the hair has been overly broken down and depleted of protein. If you realize this during the process you can start restoring your hair before you neutralize. Keep a $2 protein treatment handy any time you are relaxing hair at home. Apply a single-step protein treatment after the relaxer cream is fully rinsed from the hair to rebuild strength. Leave on for 3 minutes, then neutralize as directed. Follow with an additional treatment on your next hair wash day. Treat hair gently and employ protective styling like wraps, loose buns and clipped-up styles. Don’t stretch the hair or leave fragile ends to make contact with clothing for at least one month. Avoid artificial braids, weaves, and ponytails or any style that puts additional weight on the hair follicles until the hair strength is restored.
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