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Hate to break it to you, but your relaxed hair is likely uber dry. It's not your fault; the chemicals in relaxers that cause your hair to get its straight on plum suck the moisture right out of your tresses, leaving you with hair that is pretty much parched. But it doesn't have to be like that forever; with the help of a few products -- like moisturizing shampoo -- you can restore your hair's moisture and get it looking super sheen and gorgeous.
Optimum Care Super Protecting Shampoo
The folks over at "Cosmpolitan" give props to Optimum Care Super Protecting shampoo. Not only does it give your tresses some serious moisture, but it protects them when you bust out the styling tools -- like your hot flat iron -- as well. Washing with this shampoo keeps your hair looking clean and gets it healthy at the same time. Not too shabby.
Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Shampoo is perfect for relaxed hair, says "Marie Claire" magazine. Formulated especially for relaxed hair, this stuff loves to give your strands some serious TLC in the form of high amounts of moisture. Follow it up with some hydrating conditioner and your hair will feel so good it will thank you by giving you tons of good hair days.
Protecting Your Hair
Moisturizing shampoos work great; however, they can't fight this fight alone. You've got to help them out by treating your mane with some respect. For instance, stay away from the hot styling tools. Yes, they get you looking glam, but they are also damaging your poor hair. If you must, only use the tools twice a week and treat your hair to a deep-conditioning mask once a week. Restoring moisture into your hair is super important if you want a mane that looks healthy and feels oh-so-soft.
Yes, moisturizing shampoos work great, but what if you didn't have to use shampoo on your 'do? Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't. You can actually use conditioner to cleanse your tresses, in a technique called conditioner washing. This hair moisturizer actually contains ingredients that can clean your mane, and it moisturizes at the same time. Simply work some conditioner through your hair, then rinse it out. Once you're done, you've got hair that is soft and clean and wasn't stripped of its oil. By the way, you don't want to use expensive stuff here -- conditioners that are cheaper typically contain fewer amounts of softeners, which washes hair better.