If you have a sensitive scalp, it’s important to take at least 10 weeks to retouch your hair. This helps or prevents the relaxer crème from burning your scalp. Dealing with the new growth, one needs to thoroughly comb the hair. But if the new growth is unbearably hard to comb and breaks most times when you comb, that’s a sign that the hair needs to be retouched.
However some women can stretch to 6 months or even longer before they can retouch their hair. It all depends on one’s nature of scalp.
A quick remedy to heal your scalp from a relaxer burn is Aloe Vera Gel. Just rub a little on your scalp every day and you will heal very quickly! Aloe vera may be best known for its soothing healing and also extends to chemical burns.
Protein treatments should also be used to help repair damaged hair by filling in the hair shaft and giving it added strength. When you use a protein hair treatment, you can expect hair that is healthier and breaks less than before. Chemically treated hair requires such treatments as to control damage that could be caused by the relaxer.