Long Healthy Relaxed Hair Pyramid – A Regimen At A Glance

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Just like diets, it’s difficult if not impossible to create a one size fits all approach to relaxed hair care. Even with tools and example regimens already on the website the endless questions I was still getting told me that the subject hadn’t been covered well enough.

Better is this pyramid below that shows at a glance what you should be doing daily, weekly monthly etc for the health and length of your relaxed hair growth. The pyramid by no means encompasses all aspects of relaxed hair health but it does give you a general overview on what is needed to create a good regimen.

Long healthy relaxed hair pyramid

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You will notice that I have not included mid week co-washes here. This is because I don’t think that they are completely necessary during the grow out phase of hair care as they encourage more manipulation than is necessary. You can certainly include them in your regimen once you get to your goal length.

Here’s a quick rundown of the pyramid contents.


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About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.

  • https://www.facebook.com/princess.kuevor Princess Amira Kuevor


  • https://www.facebook.com/sierra.greer.33 Sierra Greer

    Krystal Smallwood yes/no? or go for whatever works for your hair?

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikia.thompson.9 Nikia Thompson

    Dondree Chappell

  • https://www.facebook.com/rose.boglin Rose Jackie’Brown Boglin

    I thought relaxers need a touch up every six weeks

    • https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.henry.50767 Stephanie Henry

      I think it varies on how fast your hair grows too, some ppl may need a touch up in 6 weeks, others …10-12 weeks …if there’s not much new growth than its not necessary.

    • https://www.facebook.com/juju.mz.take.yo.man Jillian Vs JuJu

      I get a relaxed every three months which can be trying at times due to new growth yet I see a big improvement I’m how healthy my hair is

    • https://www.facebook.com/wendy.jeanlouis.3 Wendy Jean-Louis

      That sounds nuts to to I relaxed every 3-4 months sometimes I would try to stretch for more time. I put my hair in plats and corniest in the mean time and undid them for Fridays or Saturdays. Moisturize everyday never put heat in my hair and kept combing to a minimum. My hair was half way down my back. Now that I am natural my hair is stagnant. I am thinking of going back.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jordann.allen.14 Jordann Allen

    it seems like to keep relaxed hair healthy you do the same things you would being natural why relax

  • https://www.facebook.com/toy.jaynell Toy Jaynell

    You don’t have to get a relaxer every six weeks rose.if you use any heat in your hair your ends should be trimmed every 8 weeks per the girl at super cuts lol.most people who relax their hair every six weeks can go a week or two longer with a good hot oil treatment.

  • https://www.facebook.com/krystal.smallwood Krystal Smallwood

    Go for whatever works for you not everyone’s hair is the same Sierra Greer plus this right here () is to much work lol

    • https://www.facebook.com/sierra.greer.33 Sierra Greer

      Good, b/c that looks like another full time job lol…. Plus my schedule dont allow for all of this. I’m just trying to find a way to thicken my hair back up. I started using JBCO yesterday I hope it does what everybody claim it does

  • https://www.facebook.com/shayah.pierre Shayah Pierre

    Shayah Pierre

  • https://www.facebook.com/gabrielle.pittman.1 Gabrielle Pittman

    I get a perm every month. .. my hair is to thick to wait any longer lol

  • https://www.facebook.com/misstiffany91 Tiffany Roberts

    what only works for me is, i only relax my hair when its NEEDS to be relax like every three to four months and i always trim my ends and apply growth lotion from bronner brothers twice a day morning and night and drink plenty amount of water daily and i wash my hair every two weeks

  • https://www.facebook.com/alyssa.philiprose Alyssa Ali Philip-Rose

    It’s suggested to go longer than six weeks to prevent overlapping of the relaxer on your hair. Too much of the chemical on the same areas of the hair due to overlapping can result in thinning and eventually breakage.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Angelas.n.Martins.greatestgift.2daworld Beth Renee

    I love whoever put this together!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/tynesha.whitehead Tynesha Whitehead

    I am trying to relax my hair only twice a year. I relaxed it in December. I have 4c hair. I always keep it in a sew in with one week natural wear in between. This last time I used the cream of nature aragon oil treatment pack mixed with peppermint oil, castor oil and coconut oil. Then I put on a plastic cap and sat under a dry cap for 15 minutes. For the first time ever my hair stayed soft and manageable for the entire week.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nichelle.burnet Nichelle Burnet

    Does henna loosen your curlpatern? i have wanted to dye my hair black with it but i don’t want to change my curlpatern

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006817980995 Brittany Thomas

      I have a friend who uses henna regularly and her curl pattern is still the same. I’m looking to dye my hair with henna as well.

  • https://www.facebook.com/none2faceboo Kyé Pettiford-Smith

    I should comb my hair once a week?

  • https://www.facebook.com/vkw.fishing Vanessa White

    Like the pyramid but LOL….12+ for a retouch? Seriously?! I can’t speak for anyone else but I for one head would be bald. I Texlax every 6-8 weeks, my hair’s just too thick with regrowth to leave longer! Oh and yes a pro-hairdresser applies the relaxer!

  • https://www.facebook.com/sharon.scurry.9 Shar Scu

    12+ weeks too long to go w/o retouch of relaxer…

  • https://www.facebook.com/shontae.moore Tae Moore

    Only relax my hair every 6 months! Depends on how you manage your hair.

  • https://www.facebook.com/morehairlacewig62 Blessedfrom Above

    I like this info..it gives a base of how to better take care of your hair …hair normally grow .5 inches a month however some people’s hair grow faster…mine do…I have found many products that prove this…I am team natural and also proving to people we can grow our hair long and healthy…my hair is very strong now, no shedding, growing like crazy and maintaining it length…happy with the results so far…mission: 22 or more inches within 2 to 3 yrs..

  • https://www.facebook.com/shantell.matthias Shantell Matthias


  • https://www.facebook.com/Jeaanty Sara Jeanty

    Farrah Wesline Aliona-Joseph

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikia.thompson.9 Nikia Thompson

    What is GHE under daily?

  • https://www.facebook.com/felicia.bey Felicia Bey

    This is honestly so helpful. I’ve been taking in all of this information but it’s so hard to keep it all in one place and organize it so this is great.

  • https://www.facebook.com/carla.godfrey1 Gmomma Carla Godfrey


  • https://www.facebook.com/dana.burks.796 Dana Burks

    I’d love to see a pyramid like this for natural hair!

  • https://www.facebook.com/lorena.l.thomas Lorena LaVeaux- Thomas

    Green house effect

  • http://www.facebook.com/100002575849018 Cori Wilson

    Not even!

  • http://www.facebook.com/100007813621391 Kassidi Hammond

    My hair is healthy when I do little then leave it alone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/100009273705156 Apoet Openheart

    No such thing as healthy relaxed hair.. relaxers are softening your brains.

  • http://www.facebook.com/691678089 Janice Roye-Walker

    I did most of those things when i had relax hair including getting a trim and my hair STILL remain the same length for yrs never pass my shoulder now i’ve been natural for a yr and a half and my hair is already passing my shoulder with minimum effort to each is their own though!

  • http://www.facebook.com/9631038 Nzîngå Målîkå

    very true!

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