Frequent hair straightening, blow drying, and coloring, as well as the use of harsh shampoos and the weather can cause hair to weaken, become dry and brittle and for some even cause temporary bald patches. Dry and brittle hair tends to split and break that can leave you with hair in uneven lengths. Proper care is needed to bring your hair back to health and assure you that you will have beautiful tresses after some time. Technically a chemical relaxer weakens the hair, which is why curly hair becomes straight. However there are alternative and natural hair relaxers that you can use to make your hair grow back beautifully and naturally.
- Olive oil has long been used to maintain beautiful hair. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that are needed by the hair for its normal growth and keep it shiny and smooth. Warm half a cup of olive oil and apply it to the roots up to the ends of your hair. Be sure that you use a wide tooth comb to brush your hair and part it carefully, without applying any force to remove the tangles. A cotton ball or sponge will facilitate the application of olive oil on your hair. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and keep the temperature even for about five to ten minutes with a blow dryer set to warm. Leave the towel on your hair for one to two hours before washing and conditioning your hair as you usually do. Make sure that you are using a very gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.
- Heat four tablespoons of coconut cream and two tablespoons of coconut oil in a double boiler. Remove from heat and add twelve ounces of plain yogurt. Mix the three ingredients thoroughly before applying the solution all over your hair, coating the roots down to the tips. Leave it on for at least an hour before you wash and condition your hair.
- You can use fresh milk to relax your hair and help it grow back beautifully. Place one cup of milk in a spray bottle and spray the milk over your hair until each strand is totally drenched with milk. Leave the milk on your hair for at least an hour before you shampoo your hair. Follow this up with a good moisturizing conditioner.
- Prepare a mixture of one cup of honey, one half cup of fresh lemon juice, one half cup of olive oil and one half cup of caramel. Section your hair and apply this natural relaxer all over your hair, coating the whole of your hair. A hair coloring brush will help you to apply the mixture better. Leave it on your hair for at least half an hour before you rinse it off.
When your hair is badly damaged, adding any of the natural relaxers above will help you to grow back your hair healthily, shinier and naturally relaxed. Be very gentle to your damaged hair. Pat your hair dry with a thick, absorbent towel and comb out the tangles gently. With regular conditioning and application of natural relaxers, you will soon have a head full of new hair growth.