4. How do I find a good hairstylist?

Finding a new hairstylist that is good and who you can trust with your hair is hard to find. Believe me, I know. I’ve had to search for a hairstylist several times due to various reasons. I’ve found a few good ones, some decent ones, and some I wouldn't recommend.

For me, it all came down to knowing what I was looking for in a hairstylist, what I wasn’t willing to compromise, doing research online, and asking questions about their experience and views of relaxed hair care.

Check out this video from TwoLaLa where they share 8 tips for finding a hairstylist.

5. What is relaxer stretching?

When you hear the term relaxer stretching it is referring to going longer than six weeks between relaxer touch-ups. This allows you to have more new growth on your head making it easier for the relaxer to only be applied to the new growth and not to hair that has been previously relaxed which can cause really weak hair and breakage.

There is no specific length of time to stretch your relaxers. It’s really up to you and how your hair performs.

I’ve got several tips about relaxer stretching that you can check out via the links below.

6. What products should I use on my hair?

If I was ranking the questions by which was most popular this would be it. I tend to get a few emails or DMs a month with the question about what products they should use on their hair. This is also a common question in the Facebook groups I frequent.

So if you’re planning on asking this question let me save you some time. You have to figure out what products work for your hair by trial and error. Meaning you have to buy and try products out on your hair to see what it likes and what works.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to randomly select products to try. You can figure out a starting point by figuring out a few things such as is your hair damaged, what’s your hair porosity, what’s your hair density. If you know these things when you see or read a review of a product that talks about what it does and how it performs on certain hair types you can determine if it’s a product you’d want to try.

You can find out about all of the products I’ve tried on my hair over the years by checking out my product review directory page

7. What do I do with my hair at night?

No matter what we do to our relaxed hair when we’re awake it may be all for nothing if we don’t take care of our hair when we go to bed. Even before I started my hair journey I made sure to protect my hair at night by using a satin pillowcase and wearing a satin cap. While those things are great there are some other things we can do. I share my current night time hair routine in this video.

8. What is protein overload?

Don’t get me started on protein overload. I became quite familiar with it and it really messed up my hair to the point that I was nursing my hair back to health for over a year.

Protein overload is when the hair has too much protein on it. When the hair is coated with protein it becomes dry, hard, and dull and there tends to be a lot of breakage and even split ends.

There are a few things you can do if you’re experiencing protein overload. I share several of them in this video.

9. How do I repair my hair damage?

This is kinda a loaded question because the cause and type of hair damage can help determine the best way to address the damage. Despite the extent of the damage, going to see a hair professional is the best first step. They can tell you how extensive the damage is and provide a plan of action for how to repair your hair.

10. How do I keep my hair from being dry?

Whew. I hear you on this one. I have hair that tends to be on the dry side and it can be very frustrating when it seems like you’re doing everything right and yet your hair is still dry, fragile, and may even be breaking.

Dry hair is due to the hair not getting moisture but the reason for that could be one or more of many things such as

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