In the past, I struggled with extremely dry relaxed hair during relaxer stretches. It was like my hair had an internal clock and knew when to act out around 10 weeks post relaxer. I wanted to stretch my relaxer for at least 16 weeks but I could never successfully do it because of excessive breakage. After many years of struggle, I finally found ways to keep my hair hydrated as detailed in 15 Tips for Relaxer Stretching without Breakage along with the tips shown below.
7 Tips to Repair Dry Relaxed Hair
Baggying with a Humectant. Steaming unwashed hair with a humectant draws moisture to the hair and increases hydration. Honey and glycerin are awesome humectants.
Dry Hair Steaming. Steaming unwashed hair with a conditioner (or other moisturizing product) draws moisture to the hair and increases hydration just like the previous step above. The end result is the same, the only difference is the product used.
10 Ways to Repair Dry New Growth. This article summarizes many of my favorite techniques for combating dry relaxed hair.
Baggying Your Hair. You can baggy for a couple of hours or overnight, either option is awesome for increasing hydration. Simply add product to your hair, throw on a plastic cap and allow moisture to form inside the cap. The water droplets inside the plastic cap was transfer to your hair and increase hydration in your hair.
How to Moisturize Your Hair with an Applicator Tip Bottle. This article demonstrates an effective way to target your new growth to increase moisture to your hair.
Relaxer Stretching Tips. Relaxer stretching can be a challenge so this article focuses on ways to keep your hair hydrated to keep breakage to a minimum.
Moisturizing & Deep Conditioning with the Relaxer Method. Keeping your hair nourished from root to tip is a must to alleviate dryness. Therefore, this article shares a proven technique to help you attack dryness for once and for all.