Special Care For Chemically Straightened Hair

When you've gotten a chemical straightening treatment, it may require little or no effort to get your hair stick-straight. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't put effort into caring for it.

Relaxed hair needs special attention and care. Something as simple as how you brush can make or break your hair-literally. To keep chemically straightened hair from breaking, you should always use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair-not a brush-working your way up from the ends.

Experts recommend weekly conditioning treatments to add moisture and strength, as well as a good daily detangler or leave-in conditioner. You should also avoid heat styling whenever possible, since it can weaken your hair.

And as the roots begin to appear with your natural texture-usually in about six months-don't even think of taking matters into your own hands. Visit your stylist for a touch-up.