I recently completed my Komaza Hair Analysis and shared that experience with you through a series of posts. For those unfamiliar with the Komaza Hair Analysis, it’s a service where the experts of Komaza Hair Care analyze the health and properties of your hair. Through the hair analysis, you will receive relaxed hair care tips and learn the porosity and condition of your hair, techniques to care for your hair, plus more. You will receive a phone call from a Komaza Hair expert where you will receive a hair regimen best suited for your hair needs.
Relaxed Hair Care Tips Q&A
Below are questions I’ve received and answered about my Komaza Hair Analysis. I consolidated the questions and answers to help others with the same or similar questions about the relaxed hair care tips I received.
Q: Do you think Komaza Hair Analysis was worth the money and do you recommend it?
A: Yes, most definitely! I learned things about my hair that my hair journey did not teach me. I now understand my porosity and how to properly care for my hair. I learned I had major cuticle damage and signs of early thinning. Best of all, I learned how to care for my hair and its respective struggles.
Q: I was also reading about treating relaxed hair like relaxed hair. I do feel I do that very well as I stopped doing a lot of methods and techniques, trying to keep my hair styling simple and as dry as possible. I know you have protein issues so how does the fact that you have to use more protein make you feel?
A: Initially, I was nervous! Komaza suggested using protein weekly or every 2 weeks based on normal to high porosity. I was not having it because of fears of protein overload. We eventually agreed to protein 1x monthly. My hair improved but there was still room for additional improvement. It wasn’t until I purchased Komaza’s Protein Strengthener did I see a difference. I’m now getting breakage that is considered reasonable. Oh and, I’m now using protein 1-2x monthly as Komaza originally recommended.
Q: Honestly speaking, I think the protein usage makes sense. When I started stretching past 10 weeks, I noticed it took using more protein (not tons but more) to keep my hair from breaking and get me to stretch a bit more. What do you consider more? School me because if your hair responds well to it, mine may also. I actually trust you more than Komaza because I feel you understand the struggle and are educating me based on IRL experience vs. text book analysis. Also are you giving up co-cleansing as well?
A: At the time of the analysis, I wasn’t sure what “more” meant. Enough time has passed for me to try various frequencies – weekly, every 2 weeks, once a month – and conclude which frequency works best for my hair, which is every 2 weeks. What I’ve learned, frequency really depends on the strength of the protein product that you’re using. Therefore, using 2 weeks as a general guide for all proteins is not advisable.
Q: How did you conclude your protein usage frequency?
A: Trial and error. Using protein once a month was not enough and my hair continued to break. Using protein each week did not send my hair in protein overload but my hair just never felt moisturized or balanced. It always felt coarse and dry. Using protein every 2 weeks was perfection. My hair felt moisturized, balanced and breakage was reasonable.
Note: I still listen to my hair although I’m on a 2 week protein schedule. For example, I skip the protein treatment when my hair feels out of balance, coarse and dry. My biggest takeaway about protein is this: listen to your hair because it’s about giving your hair the right protein and in the right frequency.
Q: What is your current regimen?
A: Komaza offered many relaxed hair care tips. However, their biggest belief is relaxed hair should be treated like relaxed hair. Therefore, they suggested a regimen that goes against every technique known to naturals: moisturizing daily, sealing the hair, LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method, oil rinsing and things of the like. Instead, they suggested I follow a simple regimen.
- cleanse (sulfate shampoo preferred although sulfate-free will work)
- protein (weekly or every 2 weeks)
- condition (weekly, without heat for 20 minutes)
At the time of the analysis, I did not love any sulfate shampoos because all seemed too harsh and too stripping. Therefore, I started out shampooing 1x weekly (sulfate-free) and co-cleansing mid week but things changed once I found my groove and located a good, sulfate shampoo.
I’m now cleansing 1x weekly with sulfate shampoo (Sally’s GVP Nexxus Therappe). I’m no longer co-cleansing although I may resume in the summer. I’ve been following a prepoo –> sulfate shampoo –> condition –> style regimen for several months and my hair is responding better, retaining moisture, breaking less and is just far more manageable overall.
I’m no longer oil rinsing or using the LOC method. I tried moisturizing my hair only a few times per week but that didn’t work well for my hair so I’m back to moisturizing daily and all is well.
I baggy my hair as-needed but those instances have been few and far between.
As you can see, things are going really well for my hair…I truly believe the Komaza Hair Analysis is definitely worth every penny spent. I will do a follow-up analysis later this year to see if my hair has improved based on their analysis.