Tuesday, 8 November 2016

You don't need to go without washing your hair for weeks before relaxing it!

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There is this myth that has taken over our society that before relaxing your hair it has to be dirty so that the relaxing process would be effective and won't hurt. Girls go for weeks and months with unwashed hair because they want to relax it. Well, that myth is so false. Your hair doesn't have to be dirty before you relax it. 

You should wash your hair at least 4 days to the day you want to relax your hair, because shampooing will strip your hair of its necessary oils and natural lubricants that will protect it during the chemical(relaxer) application process. So 4 days gives the hair time to produce sufficient natural lubricants(serum) to protect the hair upon usage of the relaxer. You can also add some castor, olive, jojoba or coconut oil to your hair and scalp to protect it as well. 

If you wash your hair the day you want to relax your hair, then you would likely have burns and pain, because your hair would not have produced enough natural lubricants to withstand the relaxer. 

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