Most women prefer to wear their natural hair because they are scared of damages caused by chemicals in relaxers.
Hairstyles like braids, Ghana weaving, Sade Adu, pick and drop and so on are styles that can be made easily with relaxed hair. But you need to think of the effects of these styles on your hair.
Below are five ways to prevent hair breakage and ultimately make your hair grow fuller and longer.
1. Carefully choose your hairstyles
Don't just make a style because you think it will suit you. You must consider the texture of your hair.
There are some styles like Ghana weaving, million braids, pick and drop that are not good for people with soft hair. This is because such styles may damage their hair. The best thing is to go for hairstyles that will not destroy your hair.
2. Always massage your scalp
It is good to always massage your scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and it is a great way to relieve stress.
Scalp massage also makes the hair fuller. Some hairstylists are good at massaging the scalp. You can either do it yourself or visit a salon to give it a try.
3. Moisturize your hair all the time
A dry hair is prone to breakage and dandruff. It is very important to always moisturize your hair.
It doesn't matter if your hair is natural or relaxed, moisturizing your hair often is essential to hair growth. It makes your hair look good and healthy.
4. Stop packing your hair too tight
Some women are used to packing their hair tight. This is not good for your hair tips and the temple, as it causes hair breakage.
Also, avoid applying relaxer to the tip of your hair because it weakens it.
5. Avoid relaxing your hair all the time
There are some relaxers that are bad for the hair. The repeated use of such relaxers will only damage your hair or lead to hair discoloration.
It is advisable to relax your hair every four months. Except your hair is due for retouching, don't attempt to use any relaxer, to avoid going bald.