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Moisturizing Your New Growth In Relaxed Hair To Avoid Breakage

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Woman brushing her hair You know that awkward moment when you have just finished detangling, moisturizing and sealing your relaxed ends and all of a sudden you get that one itch that just wont go away right there in the center of your head.

You then reach up with all five fingers ready to let loose on your scalp only to notice that your new growth hair feels like the driest part of the Sahara dessert, wow! Really?

If you are on a healthy relaxed hair journey and part of your regimen includes stretching your relaxer, chances are you will have a ton of new growth that will require just as much focus and attention as the relaxed portions of the hair.

The reason for making sure your new growth is moisturized and healthy is breakage.

Simply put, if you do not have a moisture regimen for your new growth you might as well put away your bottle of super conditioner and magic oil mix because everything you are doing is counter productive and your hair will break.

A lot of people talk about the ends of the hair being the oldest  so tend to concentrate their moisturizing efforts there but when you are relaxed, you really cannot afford to neglect your new growth.

Friction

The importance of moisturizing your new growth lies in the structure of the hair and how it behaves during a stretch. New growth is much curlier and will tend to be much dryer in comparison to the relaxed portion of your hair. With all that character it tangles easily which causes a ton of friction if allowed to remain dry.

Not to mention that point where your new growth meets your relaxed ends, this part of the hair is known and the line of demarcation and is naturally the most fragile portion of the hair strand.

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Emily CottonTop

About Emily CottonTop


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer for BlackHairInformation.com. Born and raised in St. Andrew Jamaica, I first moved to the United States in the year 2000 in order to find a job after college. I spent one year living in New York before moving to Texas in 2001. I went natural in 2008 after a bad perm experience and have enjoyed my hair ever since. I am still learning and I like sharing my experiences with my cottontop :)




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2 Comments

  1. 1

    Thanks for the article. I recently started texlaxing instead of relaxing and in the last few months breakage has reduced almost to a standstill which is great. I have been applying moisturizer mostly to my ends only so I willing to try moisturizing my new growth properly to see if the breakage stops all together.

  2. 2

    thanks for this article. I have been only focusing on moisturizing my ends.. Now I know.. Thanks so much!

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