Step One:My Healthy Relaxed Hair Journey -Find A Good Shampoo!

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I love the smell of freshly washed hair

I love the smell of freshly washed hair

Happy new week my beautiful friends! 🙂 I yesterday was caught in a conversation about hair with this nice lady at an office in town. We were both waiting to meet someone and got to chatting…you’ll know what I mean if you’re stuck bored staring at a clock in a waiting room. So this lady asked me if i had a ”Kiwani” or hair extensions and i smiled surprisingly saying no, this is my hair. “It looks so healthy! How have you been able to maintain it?” My hair as you can see is relaxed and been needing some serious trimming. I did retouch last month and made a pact to take better care of it. And so purchasing a good shampoo was the first step. If you’re like me and tend to go to different saloons depending on how convenient (location and finance-wise) then it’s best to carry your own shampoo and conditioner. The ends were extremely dry and basically unmanageable. I’m currently trying out this Olive Oil Shampoo (Organic Root Simulator) which I usually buy with Olive Oil conditioner, but it was out of stock at the time.

Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Where was I? Oh yes-don’t learn the hard way like I did by just tilting your head back in a sink and placing your hair in the hands of unforgiving products you’re not fond of. I dare you to read labels and seek out what exactly your hair would need. Yes it could be more time consuming and maybe slightly more expensive but a small price to pay for your hair’s ultimate health! I read an article that stressed avoiding sulphates in Shampoos for relaxed hair…I’ll need to do more research about this though *scribbles in notepad. If you’re a beginner with this whole hair regimen thing, or are simply striving to have healthy relaxed hair like me, here are 5 simple great ways to start;

  1. Sleep with a silk or satin scarf on your head (mine always slides off 🙁  (for some reason)
  2. Avoid using rubber bands to hold your hair in a “Puff” bun or pony tail. And if you must, avoid doing it too tight.
  3. Comb your hair a wide tooth comb, other than a small comb or brush. More so when you begin to get growth.
  4. Hold your hair in a bun or braid it before you go to bed- I loosely braid mine
  5. Moisturize your hair daily

So this weekend I was able to trim the tips; I usually do this every time I’m having it retouched which is every 4-6 months. I’ve come to learn though that the best way to look after relaxed hair is to leave it alone! Give you hair a break already. By this I mean give it some time to breath from all those fancy-fancy hair styles that involve flat ironing, blow drying etc.

My hair before I had the ends trimmed

My hair before I had the ends trimmed

Any other tips you guys have for how take care of your hair? Do share! Have a great day 🙂

  • bree

    Great post… we def need more tips on how to get that gorgeous hair

    • Misskaren

      We sure do hun! I love how you keep switching things up 🙂