Healthy Hair Care Tips For Relaxed & Natural Hair From A Professional Hairstylist

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Relaxer Stretching Tips

I get so many people asking me how I stretch my relaxers out to every six weeks.  Well ladies, I'm here to tell you that it is not easy! Even with me being a professional hairstylist and knowing how to tame it, it is still hard.  I've done a few posts on this before, but here are my top three tips on how to help stretch your relaxers out.

  1. Stop saying that you can't!- Whether you know it or not, you have the power of life and death in your tongue according to the bible.  When you constantly say you can't do something, guess what?? You won't! First start telling yourself that you can and will make an effort to getting healthier hair by stretching your relaxers way past six weeks.  (And if you are getting relaxers every four weeks, you are completely out of order but we will save that for a later post.)
  2. Start slowly- If you are in the habit of getting your relaxers at a certain amount of time it isn't easy to break that habit.  Instead of trying to go from six weeks to twelve weeks, start of slower by going from six weeks to seven weeks.  Once you get seven weeks under your belt increase to eight.  By slowing increasing your stretch time you are allowing yourself an opportunity to actually stick to your stretch time instead of quitting and going back to six weeks.
  3. Be consistent-It takes 21 days to develop a habit.  Staying consistent with your stretching helps you to develop a healthier habit of doing so.  As you continue to stretch your relaxers, you will notice it gets easier and easier.  And once your hair starts growing faster and past the point that you never thought it would grow past, that will be even more motivation to keep up the good work.  And you can pick the amount of stretch time that works best for you.  I suggest at least getting to between 10-12 weeks. Anything after that is just more icing on top of the cake.  
Remember, you can do anything you put your mind to!  Try to focus on the fact that your overall goal is healthier hair. And make sure you keep my posted on your progress! If you are already stretching, how long do you go in between you relaxers??

1 comment

  1. Six months is serious! Can t you show some good hairstyles to do While stretching over 4 months? I dont Want to hide My hair under a wig as i think it is beautiful enough to show. But i struggle with Comming up with good ideas for both Office and party when there are so much new growth to mix with the relaxed parts.



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