black women community talk
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Grow Eyebrow.
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:25 am by MsLaura

» Ladies Jeans Brands.
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:21 am by MsLaura

» Best Fashion Magazines.
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:41 am by MsLaura

» Top Fashion Models.
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:35 am by MsLaura

» Fashion Websites Here Please!
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 am by MsLaura

» Skinny Jeans
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:56 am by MsLaura

» Fashion Tips
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:49 am by MsLaura

» The classifications
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:14 am by TrudiBerry

» Check Hairpedia for hairstyles!
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:36 am by Admin

Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest


Most users ever online was 22 on Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:10 am
i want long hair because...
i feel beautiful ..
 43% [ 10 ]
I just like it
 30% [ 7 ]
i hate short hair
 9% [ 2 ]
i wanna prove me right!
 17% [ 4 ]
 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 23
Beauty Tips from Africa
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:02 pm by Flowers & Pearls
The continent of Africa is full of unique herbs that have properties useful for health and beauty remedies. Many beauty remedies based on indigenous African herbs have been passed down for hundreds …

Comments: 0
Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae (mostly common in men)
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:01 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae

It is a chronic condition which involves scalp and the back of the neck. Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae generally occurs in African American men. People in the age …

Comments: 0
Make Your Own Hair Perfume
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:50 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Want to turn a few more heads? Well, you could do that just with a whiff of air. It is the wonderful locks which fall over your shoulder that need some care. It barely takes a few minutes to prepare …

Comments: 0
UV hair protection. 101
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:31 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Summer is coming guys so here's the perfect time to protect it from the sun rays (though you must do this always summer is the season when most needed).

UV And Hair

Hair offers a natural …

Comments: 0
what's your ulttimate hair goal?!
Tue May 12, 2009 10:01 pm by Admin
hi girls flower what's your ULTIMIMATE HAIR GOAL???

Comments: 1
Dandruff- What it is?,causes,cures
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:33 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Dandruff or Pityriasis capitis refers to the extreme flaking of the dead skin which forms on the scalp. Although small amount of flaking is normal but when people start experiencing a large amount of …

Comments: 0
Learning about Scalp Folliculitis
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:32 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Dandruff and acne are common culprits when it comes to scalp issues. While most of us usually only have to deal with a few flakes or an itch and a scratch, there is another condition that often goes …

Comments: 0
Hair Screening: What Toxins is your Body Storing in your Tresses?
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:31 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Hair screening is definitely not new, but it is becoming increasingly popular as we combat the effects of aging and the environment. At-home testing kits are available and are widely accepted as a …

Comments: 0
Maintaining Healthy Scalp and Hair
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Your hair is your crowning glory. You spend time and money making sure that you have a flattering style and color. But healthy hair can be more than a reflection of your sense of style and fashion. …

Comments: 0
March 2019
Social bookmarking
Social bookmarking digg  Social bookmarking delicious  Social bookmarking reddit  Social bookmarking stumbleupon  Social bookmarking slashdot  Social bookmarking yahoo  Social bookmarking google  Social bookmarking blogmarks  Social bookmarking live      

Bookmark and share the address of blackwomentalk on your social bookmarking website

Bookmark and share the address of blackwomentalk on your social bookmarking website

Share | 

 Relaxed hair and hair color

Go down 
Flowers & Pearls

Posts : 59
Join date : 2008-08-21

PostSubject: Relaxed hair and hair color   Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:11 pm

For most African American women, hair is something that needs to be handled with care. Black hair is often more fragile than the locks on Caucasian women, and therefore may not respond well at all to harsh treatment or chemical processing. Still, many of us like to switch from our naturally curly dos to something straighter, or to experiment with different hair colors and highlights for a new look. The good news is that by exercising care when applying a chemical treatment, including a trip to a professional to ensure a goof-proof style, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy hair no matter what style you choose.

Relaxers for a Straight Style

Many African American women have opted for a relaxer to say goodbye to a curly top and enjoy a straighter style. While straight hair can be an attractive choice for you, the damage that is done to hair through the relaxing process is inarguable. This is because the actual act of taking curl out of hair is done by breaking the hair down and weakening it. Some stylists will actually recommend that you only try to relax your hair by about 80%, unless you are going to keep it very short, to prevent excessive breakage that can occur as a result of the relaxing process. It is also wise to avoid relaxers right after coming out of braids or extensions, since these processes can result in tiny nicks to hair strands that will keep your hair from taking the relaxer evenly, and can result in additional breakage. Once you have completed a treatment using a relaxer, make sure that you keep up with your hair care routine with regular applications of a moisturizing pomade or leave-in conditioner that will keep your hair soft, healthy and damage-free.

Adding Color

Another popular treatment for black hair is a coloring, and this can be done either over the entire head or with a few highlights put in. One of the most important rules of coloring hair is to always add color to a perm, instead of adding a perm to a color treatment. This will ensure that both processes come out correctly, with minimum damage to the hair strands. For best results, book your color treatment within a week to ten days after your perm. Once your hair is colored, it is important that you avoid the chlorine in swimming pools, since this chemical can react with your color and produce a greenish or brassy tint. You can either wear a swimming cap while in the pool, or rinse your hair well and apply a leave-in conditioner before getting in the water. This will protect your strands from a chemical reaction between the chlorine in the pool and the color on your hair.

Black hair is fragile to begin with, and adding chemicals to the hair in the form of relaxers or color can weaken hair further and make it more prone to damage. However, with the proper care before, during and after a chemical processing, you can enjoy new color, texture and a healthy mane as well.
Back to top Go down
Relaxed hair and hair color
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Pumpkin Hair Bow - crochet
» Neptune Has Bad Luck With Hair
» [Relaxed] Blind Date [CrackShips]
» Updating my Weemee
» changing the color tubes emit

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
blackwomentalk :: All About Your Hair :: Relaxed Hair :: Relaxed Hair care-
Jump to: