Long Healthy Relaxed Hair Pyramid – A Regimen At A Glance

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.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and 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 help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and 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 help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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  • Christiana

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

  • Dondree Chappell

  • I thought relaxers need a touch up every six weeks

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

    • 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

  • Shayah Pierre

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • I love whoever put this together!!

  • 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.

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

    • 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.

  • I should comb my hair once a week?

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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..

  • Chez

  • Farrah Wesline Aliona-Joseph

  • What is GHE under daily?

  • 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.

  • I DO A TOUCH UP EVERY 90 TO 120 DAY ON RELAXER

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

  • Green house effect

  • Not even!

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

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

  • 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!

  • very true!