Advantages to Relaxing Your Hair this Season
This spring, we are seeing more and more hairstyles trending towards leaving it natural and letting its natural texture shine through. However, naturally curly hair can give some specific challenges when it’s so curly that it’s kinky. While your stylist at PR at Partners can give you a cut that will naturally allow your curls to lay beautifully, you may want to look at some benefits of relaxing your hair this season before the humidity sets in.
Benefits to Relaxing Your Hair
Take away the need to stretch. If you have kinky hair, you may need to stretch your hair regularly to unkink the curls, giving you some length to your hair. While it’s normal for all hair types to experience a small amount of shrinkage, curly kinky hair requires regular stretching.
Fewer tangles and knots. When your hair is relaxed, you will have fewer tangles and knots than with your curly hair. As you enjoy your smoother texture, you’ll notice less breakage from tangles and easier combing for stress-free styling.
Allows for easier styling. When you have smoother, straighter hair, you don’t have the same extensive styling processes that you do when your hair is naturally curly. Styling each morning will be easier and quicker than ever.
Less frizz with humidity. When the air turns humid and there’s moisture in the air, your natural hair can become very frizzy and unmanageable. When your hair is relaxed, your hair will stay smooth, soft, and manageable.
Versatile styling options. Smooth, straight strands mean the ability to embrace more hairstyles. Whether you just want long smooth hair, a sleek pony, or an updo that wasn’t possible with your natural curls, there are many possibilities! And when you’re missing those curls, you can still always break out the curling iron or curlers when needed.
Tips to Keep Your Relaxed Hair Long-Lasting and Healthy
Use professional hair care products. Before you leave the salon, your PR at Partners stylist will give you recommendations on the right products to use at home to keep your relaxed hair healthy. It’s important to use sulfate-free shampoo and keep your hair moisturized daily.
Limit the use of heat. When you have relaxed hair, you don’t need the use of heat styling tools such as flat irons and curling irons. Over-use of heat can weaken your strands and cause damage.
Trim ends as needed. The ends of relaxed hair are often porous and delicate, making them prone to split ends. Trimming your ends every four to six weeks can help keep your relaxed hair healthy and looking good for longer.
If you think relaxing your hair might be the right option for you, our talented stylists will be happy to help you achieve your new sleek style. We have multiple locations in Virginia, Maryland, and the DC area. Visit our PR at Partners website to find a location near you. You can also book appointments online. To manage appointments from your mobile device, download our free mobile app from AppStore or Google Play.