Rinse out your relaxer's neutralizing shampoo thoroughly.
Restore elasticity and strength to your hair by applying a protein conditioner to your locks. Choose a conditioner with hydrolyzed human hair keratin, which closely matches your hair's protein. You can also select a hydrolyzed keratin protein for deep conditioning. Silk protein is a strong natural fiber and will soften your hair. Coat your hair with the conditioner thoroughly from roots to ends.
Apply a plastic cap on your head. Sit under a hooded dryer for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes to boost the conditioning properties. The conditioning time will vary with each manufacturer, so read the instructions.
Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove the protein conditioner.
Follow your protein conditioner with a light, leave-in moisturizing conditioner or natural oil. De-tangle your hair while it is coated in conditioner with a wide-tooth comb.
Condition your relaxed hair every time you wash it. Light or instant conditioners merely coat the exterior strands temporarily, so stick to more substantial protein conditioners.
Deep condition every two weeks for healthy locks.
Your hair and scalp should be in top condition before chemical relaxing.