Ask the Experts: Maintaining Healthy Relaxed Hair

Expert advice on keeping your relaxed hair looking sexy and strong.

Nicole Marie Melton Mar, 13, 2012

One common thread that binds nearly all Black women is that a lot of us have had our hair relaxed at one time. Whether it was a Just For Me “kiddie perm” or experiencing a stinging scalp during our college years, some of us have long been users – and devotees – of the “creamy crack.”

Although relaxers may have made our hair look hot for decades, in recent years these chemical straighteners have received a bad rap. Perhaps it was after Chris Rock’s Good Hair film where Rock infamously melted a Coke can in a batch of relaxer, or maybe it’s the new wave of women who are now devoted naturals. Despite the naysayers, it is possible to rock a relaxer without drastically damaging your mane. We summoned Charlene Bastien, Product Development and Marketing Manager of Strength of Nature, to help us dispel a few relaxer myths and share her top tips for maintaining healthy, relaxed hair.

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# Relaxed