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December 24, 2022

Benefits of Relaxing Your Hair

A boss babe like you can flaunt her hair any way she likes! You can wear your natural hair in braids or knots for a cool and edgy look. Or you could go in for a sleeker look with straight hair. If the latter is your current vibe, hair relaxing is the way to go!

How does hair relaxing work?

Hair relaxing is a chemical treatment used to straighten kinky and curly hair. Relaxing products which are usually lotions or creams, break down the hair bonds. It reforms and alters the hair shaft and makes it more manageable and straight.

Chemical relaxers can either be lye based or no-lye based. Choosing the type of relaxing mainly depends on your hair type and texture. Lye-based relaxers which contain sodium hydroxide tend to be stronger and harsher on the hair. If you have a sensitive scalp, a no-lye relaxer which contains calcium hydroxide such as Megagrowth Sensitive Care No-Lye Relaxer 7 Touch Up could be a great option for you. If you have very coarse hair, then you can go for something stronger like Pro MG Super 7 Tup.

If you’re on the fence to decide whether hair relaxing is the right choice, here are 8 benefits of hair relaxing that could help you decide:

  1. Easy Solution: Hair relaxing is an easy and practical solution that can be done at home! It is a great alternative to styling your hair several times a week. The whole process normally takes about 30 minutes to an hour and the results can last for up to 6 to 8 weeks.
  2. Reduces Stretching: There is no need to continuously stretch relaxed hair to style it which means that you can be a lot gentler while managing it. This causes way less knotting in individual strands when compared to natural hair.
  3. Reduces Tangling: Curly and kinky hair is more prone to tangling than relaxed hair as there are more twists and bends in each strand. With lesser tangling, your hair will also tend to break less.
  4. Weather-Proof: Naturally kinky hair can get super frizzy when the air is humid. Chemically relaxed hair stays straight and frizz-free even during wet weather with high humidity making it weather-proof.
  5. Saves Time: You can avoid spending hours detangling, stretching and styling your hair everyday with chemical relaxing. This can give you some much deserved extra me-time and you can spend it on something you love doing.
  6. Gives Variety: While natural hair can be styled in a variety of ways, relaxed hair too can be quite versatile. You can try out Pinterest-worthy hairstyles such as a chic bun, high ponytail, Empress Braids etc. and create different looks with your relaxed hair.
  7. Less Use of Heat: Since relaxed hair stays smooth and straight for a longer time, it is not necessary to expose them to too much heat and styling products. Less exposure to heat is in general a good thing for your hair.
  8. Reduces Friction: Rough and curly hair tends to have more friction with sheets and pillowcases while you sleep and causes hair breakage. Smooth and relaxed hair does not rub with other surfaces and fabrics in a harsh way and so, does not cause as much breakage when you sleep.

How to care for relaxed hair?

Hair relaxing can be easy and safe when done using the right products and methods. After relaxing, your hair needs to be maintained with the right shampoo and conditioner. For optimal results, relaxed hair needs to be deeply moisturized with the help of using leave-in conditioners to reinforce the hair and prevent breakage. Along with this, drinking plenty of water helps in keeping relaxed hair healthy and nourished. It is best to stay away from heat as much as possible as relaxed hair tends to get very dry with heat.

You can check out the whole range of Megagrowth hair relaxing products that will take care of every step in the hair relaxing process.