Short and sassy, Terry Pheto hits the spot with her trendy hair this season. With shorter hair, you’re going to want to watch how often you relax your hair. Every 8-12 weeks should be more than enough; this should maintain the health of your hair. Ensure that you condition and wash your hair every 4-7 days using a leave-in conditioner.
Short hair is an adventure, it’s trendy, feisty and focuses on your beautiful features. So if you’re the kind of girl, who like Terry Pheto has a spirit of adventure and risk, get that short look going and rock it with confidence.
Choosing the right one
Picking the right relaxer is as important as finding the ONE. Your hair is unique to you and as a result, there are many different types of product that will have different effects. The right relaxer is dependent on the texture of your hair, porosity and how sensitive your scalp is. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go for the product that’s harsh, rather go for the one that’s a no-lye relaxer.
Then you have to check the texture of your hair, ranging from coarse to fine and everything in between, each type requires a different level of care. Not sure which range your hair falls in? Find out here. If you have fine to medium textured hair, a normal strength relaxer will work best, while if you have coarse hair, you can go for the extra strength one.
We often throw away instructions, but that’s a big no-no. Carefully read the instructions on your box and follow them to avoid mistakes. Protect your hairline, neck, ears and scalp with a protective base like Vaseline. You will then need an activator, neutralizing shampoo, conditioner and styling products, to fully achieve the effect you want. You’ll also need a few extras like a mixing bowl, a spatula, a towel, gloves, a comb and a few clips
Petroleum jelly is an excellent base to protect your scalp from the chemicals in your relaxer. Applying it to your scalp, the back of your ears, your hairline and the nape of your neck means no tears at the end of the process. Don’t forget to put on a t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty, because girl…we don’t want to destroy our clothing while we’re trying to get our hair on fleek!
Part your hair into four sections and separate it into two halves. Twist the top half and secure it with a clip. Apply your relaxer to the hair that’s not clipped and once done, release a little more from the clips and do the same routine. Carry on with this process until your entire head is covered.
The time you should leave your relaxer in depends on the texture of your hair and the instructions are usually found on the boxes. If your scalp starts burning before the time’s up, wash the product off your hair, immediately.
Once that’s done