Relaxers break the hair down to a weaker state, when you add permanent color or bleach to your relaxed hair, it will become even weaker. Every time you add relaxer or color to your hair, you are taking it to a weaker state, which can lead to hair breakage.
Is relaxing your hair bad?
Because hair relaxers contain lye, they can damage your hair and scalp if used incorrectly, and even cause hair loss. … Hair relaxers straighten hair by penetrating the cuticle and the cortex layers of the hair shaft to loosen the natural curl pattern. This process leaves the hair weak, brittle and prone to breakage.
Is relaxed hair better than natural?
Relaxed hair is less maintenance in many respects, but it’s also weaker than natural hair because of the chemical process used to break down the protein bonds. So if your goal is long healthy relaxed hair you still have to put in the work.
What happens if you relax your hair too much?
Leaving relaxer on way too long, longer than the recommended time on your relaxer kits, is considered over-processing. Going past the suggested time frame can make your hair overly straight, harm your scalp and make you prone to breakage.
Do relaxers stop hair growth?
Now that you understand how relaxers help with hair maintenance, let me discuss when it is no longer safe for you to relax your hair. In some cases, if you continue to relax your hair, you can cause permanent damage to your hair follicles, when this happens, your hair will not grow back.
When should you not relax your hair?
Don’t relax any sooner than eight weeks. Stretch the frequency of each relaxer. Relaxing the new growth often can cause the hair to be over-processed, which can lead to breakage.