Now that I have relaxed the front of my hair and began to do research, I now realize that it is going to be a lot harder to learn how to take care of my hair relaxed versus natural. With natural hair all I have to do was apply water, moisturize and seal. With relaxed hair, question marks just pop up.
For one, the hair isn’t as strong compared to my natural. Lets just call it what it is, its limp. You have to be ultra careful with it. I mean, I was already careful with my natural hair but with relaxed hair it just feels so delicate. So I’ve been looking at youtubers who have relaxed hair like http://www.youtube.com/user/shorty2sweet59 & http://www.youtube.com/user/shorty2sweet59 and I am not getting what I want out of them.
This is what I want to do with my relaxed hair. I want to treat it like I did my natural hair. Wash it every week & deep condition along with protein treatment and moisturizing everyday or every other day using natural products. I don’t want to use store bought products or factory made products. That’s the problem I am running into. I can’t find any relaxed women with long healthy hair or just healthy relaxed hair that use natural products.
So this is definitely going to be a trial and error for me. I realize that my ends that I relaxed need a trimming big time but I am not going to trim them until I get the proper hair scissors and feel like I’ve learned enough to trim it correctly. Trimming relaxed hair is completely different from natural hair. If you trim natural hair and make a mistake, you can easily hide it especially if you’re a 4c. If you trim relaxed hair the wrong way, there is no hiding it. It is what it is and since its at it’s maximum length (assuming you just relaxed it), its not going to shrink, its going to stay that way.
Actually now that I think about it, I think instead of just researching relaxed women I need to research women that transition. Hmm we’ll see where I get from there.