Chemical hair straightening is a process to relaxen and straighten wild, frizzy and curly locks. This procedure of straightening was developed in Japan and now the method is used globally. It is very important to properly look after the chemically straighten hair for maintaining the effects of the procedure and preventing your strands to turn coarse and lusterless.
Keep it Clean
The chemically relaxed hair is more maintenance prone as it tends to be more porous and absorb the residue from shampoo and other hair-care and styling products. So, after getting you hair straightened through a chemical treatment, make sure to rinse it thoroughly or the residues will leave it looking dull and lifeless. It is highly advisable to always use specialized hair products for chemically straightened locks.
Since chemically treated strands tend to get dehydrate and lose moisture, it is recommended not to wash it frequently. Over exposure to hot water as well as the shampoo-even the specialized one– will rob essential moisture and other nutrients from your hair leaving it even brittle and dry.
Handle with Care
Never brush damp hair because the hair is at its weakest while wet. Instead first treat it with a good quality detangling conditioning product and then detangle with a wide-toothed comb working from the hair ends all the way upto the roots.
Chemically straightened hair is more susceptible to developing split ends, so make it a routine to trim your hair every 4-6 weeks in order to prevent fragile, split ends and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy and shiny.