Hair relaxers change the chemical bonds in curly hair. This causes the hair to become weak and dry. To restore the moisture that was lost, deep conditioning treatments should be a part of your regular hair care routine. It can help prevent damage and reduce breakage from the wear and tear that goes along with styling. There are different types of treatments you can choose from depending on your hair needs.
Virgin coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and will soften the hair and condition the scalp. Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and cup of warm water. Massage mixture into your scalp and onto your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and let it sit for at least 2 hours or overnight. Shampoo and condition as normal.
Because of their fat content and natural vitamins, avocados can combat dryness and may help prevent breakage. This recipe can be used as a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment. Take 1/2 avocado, 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Combine ingredients and massage into your hair and scalp. Leave on for at least 30 minutes then rinse.
Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils and vitamins that can assist in softening the hair and protecting the hair’s elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage. Combine 1 banana, 1/4 cup of dried chamomile or rosemary, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of of honey and 1 cup of water. Massage mixture into your hair and scalp, focusing on the ends of your hair. Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse well.
Protein treatments are an excellent way to replenish the protein lost due to chemical services. This type of treatment can make the hair stronger and less prone to damage. There are various protein treatments you can purchase or you can make one at home. A simple protein enriched recipe consist of 2 eggs, 2 cups of full fat yogurt and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Apply to hair in sections and leave in for 20-30 minutes. Shampoo and condition as normal.