How to Care for Relaxed Hair on Young Girls

Relaxing hair is a chemical process that changes the structure of the hair and makes curly hair straight. This chemical process is damaging to hair, especially if the relaxed hair is not maintained and cared for correctly. Using set schedules and calendars can be a big help in teaching a young girl to care for her relaxed hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Scalp conditioner
  • Head wrap or turban
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Instructions

    • 1

      Shampoo your young girl's relaxed hair two to three times per week. Over shampooing will cause relaxed hair to become brittle and break.

    • 2

      Condition the relaxed hair at least two to three times per week with a moisturizing conditioner. Make a schedule of set days of the week to shampoo and condition her hair to make it easier to remember.

    • 3

      Apply a hot protein conditioning product to the relaxed hair every 6 to 8 weeks. Mark her hot conditioning dates on a calendar as a reminder of when she needs to condition her hair and scalp.

    • 4

      Apply a deep penetrating scalp conditioner to your young girl's scalp at least once every six to eight weeks.

    • 5

      Put a head wrap over your young girl's hair every night before her bedtime. This will help keep the conditioner on her hair and scalp and off the pillowcases and bedding.

    • 6

      Avoid daily use of hot styling methods such as hair dryers, flat irons or curling irons. Over use of these items will cause her relaxed hair to become dry, damaged and break. Try making a schedule of only two to three days per week that she will be allowed to use heat styling items on her hair.

    • 7

      Warn your young girl to avoid overly tight braids. Braids that are too right can cause hair loss and damage to relaxed hair.

Tips & Warnings

  • Hair relaxers should only be applied to new hair growth once every six to eight weeks.

  • Use a wide tooth comb to comb wet through relaxed hair. Hair brushes can cause breakage and damage wet relaxed hair.

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