Hair Styles & Care Guide pt.2 – relaxed hair

So I hope the natural hair beauties enjoyed the first post. Relaxed hair takes a lot more care so I decided to make it an entire focus.

A beauty on FB wanted help on “… to style one’s hair at home. In other words- easy ways to wrap, set, and style your hair in between salon visits, especially during the week or 2 before getting your hair relaxed again. I find that alot of videos on the net are for white women or women with long voluminous naturally straight hair. Not every body fits into those categories (i.e. me) so any kind of guide would be a great help :)”

Now everyone with relaxed hair can have strong, touchably soft hair with the right maintenance. Its all about consistency so I am pretty happy that she understands that its all about home care because not everyone visits the salon weekly or even bi-monthly (which is what I encourage buy btw ;))

Healthy relaxed hair starts with the relaxer. Ensure the correct relaxer is used for hair type, that its done by a pro who doesnt over process the hair and that correct products are used. Relaxed hair tends to become brittle, damaged & break easier than natural hair so be very careful and try to find a salon pro who knows what they are doing. So here are the tips

Care Guide

Shampooing is vital, moisturizing shampoos & conditioners made specifically for relaxed hair are best. Motions make a good set or creme of nature. Use a wide tooth shampoo comb to detangle. detangle from the ends to roots

When you shampoo, try to roller set your hair instead of blow drying. If you must blow dry, put a leave in treatment and set the dryer on low. But to be honest skip this option at home if you are not hair saavy. To roller set, apply a mousse evenly to wet hair then use a water spray bottle to re-wet as hair is drying out. Section your hair in 3, Left, Centre, Right, like a mohawk. I hope ya’ll understand this

  • Comb your hair with your tail comb down so it’s hanging in front of your eyes. Hold the ends. Take a roller and place it on your ends where your fingers are, on top of the hair. In other words, the roller should be on the other side of your hair, away from your face. Roll upwards towards the sky and onto your head. Secure at the base with a pin. Just repeat till u complete

    finished wraped hair

     When hair is completely dry, remove rollers and wrap the dry hair by using a blow dry blush or a small tooth comb. make a part in your hair if there isn’t one already, start at the top. hold the top of your head and use the comb or brush to sweep your hair around and around and keep going little by little till its all wrapped in one direction, smooth it down and spray it a little with oil sheen the wrap your head with a satin or silk scarf

    finished roller set

     Between Salon visits its best to limit the use of hot tools, so cut back on flat iron & curling irons & never go to bed without your hair wrapped in silk.

By wrapping hair you also make new growth lay flat & keep soft. Do not neglect combing your hair as soon as new growth starts to peek out. Do a deep conditioning treatment before the next relax service, that strengthens the hair. It softens it too.
Style Guide
Styling relaxed hair is all about the right products. Please understand that less is more. All you really need at home is a polisher, oil sheen, and an edge tamer, some combs & brushes. You need a paddle brush, and a bristle brush, a tail comb, a shampoo comb & the 3 sided style comb. Choose a polisher or serum that is featherweight light, has heat protection & sunblock,  an oil sheen aerosol and a glaze, jam as an edge tamer when edges start to stick out before a relaxer. NO GEL!!!! NO VASELINE HAIR OIL.
Well trimmed hair keeps hair looking chic all the time so I suggest getting regular trims every six weeks so that edges are blunt and it falls well, play with layering, parts and hair accessories

cut & trim creates chic styling options

The fact is the healthier your hair is, the longer and stronger it will grow & the better it will look & the easier you can style it

So I hope this helped a bit, jus ask me anything, anytime
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Malibu xoxo
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Hair Styles & Care Guide – relaxed, natural & biracial hair

This comment was taken from a post on my facebook page (Malibu Beauty)——–> “….I find that alot of videos on the net are for white women or women with long voluminous naturally straight hair. Not every body fits into those categories (i.e. me) so any kind of guide would be a great help :)”

Looking good is definately not easy. Especially for black women because we are blessed with very unique hair. We are so talented and diverse that we can switch hair looks with every season for varied reasons, that is good and bad though, because not everyone can live in the salon, and a black women’s hair is definately complex. I mean a whole movie was dedicated to the black woman and her hair. So what i’m gonna do here is give a style & care guide for the black woman, to try and make it easy to have a good hair day, no matter what type of hair you have.

Before you start this guide, you must know your hair type & embrace it, coarse, normal, medium, fine, etc.

Lets start with natural hair (afro kinky hair) i.e// unprocessed (no relaxer, texturiser)

First thing , natural hair is very individual, so know your texture to choose the right products. Natural Hair needs moisture, hydration. To care and style you need the right tools, wide tooth comb, oil moisturiser(cream based), scalp oil, Leave in conditioner, detangling shampoo and a satin bonnet to sleep in. IN MY WORLD NO BLACK WOMAN GOES TO SLEEP ON A COTTON PILLOW! NONE!! Natural hair women can choose to loc, colour or cornrow & twist and be just as trendy

Quick Style :  Two strand Twists

after shampooing & misting in the leave in conditioner, use locking gel & setting foam to twist hair, then allow to dry, whether by air or hooded dryer. when dry unravel twist with finger and a silicone based gloss serum to complete. this is the look u should get, can be worn twisted or funky when unraveled

two strand twist

you can also use the end of a rat tail comb to further unravel to make a bigger textured fro. To care simply sleep in satin bonnet and in the morning spray oil sheen and finger comb and go. Natural hair is very easy and fun to style.
Biracial hair (unprocessed mixed hair)
 what we in jamaica term “pretty hair”
 Like natural hair women, you need to learn texture  and type and stick to products tailored to the needs of those with dry, wavy, curly, heat-straightened hair. You too need the right tools so curls look as healthy when dry, as when wet, but not greasy or wet- rat looking. Hair should be healthy, moisturized, & inviting to touch. Biracial hair is a frizz attractor so you have to stock up on anti frizz serums and you must use a blow dryer with diffuser attachment to define style. Tools also include scrunching gel, moisturizing shampoo & conditioner. curling mousse & detangling combs & broad paddle brushes, and of course satin bonnet for sleeping
Quick Style: Curly Do
Your hair gets curly when wet, so you want to seal this moisture. After shampooing & conditioning, detangle and apply curl mousse anti-frizz serum and scrunching gel. attach diffuser to dryer and scrunch when drying. Easy as 1 2 3. At night, make big plaits to hair and sleep in satin bonnet. In the morning apply anti frizz, and mist leave in conditioner, your curls will be as good as new

wavy biracial hair curly kinkier biracial hair

Relaxed hair is gonna be posted to tommorrow in a follow up as it is a lot more complex,
hope u like 😉
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