Sunday Sound out – How long to relax hair, ApHogee 2-step and more…

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Q1: How long to relax hair again? Can I retouch my hair 2 weeks after my last relaxer treatment? A: NO. A two-week interval is too short! Relaxers act on the scalp and it is a good idea to wait a little to give your scalp time to heal. Secondly, relaxers break down protein bonds in the hair so it is also wise to give your hair time to heal. Many relaxer manufacturers say 4 to 6 weeks but I usually advise a minimum of 8 weeks. I think 12 – 14Read More

FAQs Friday – How can I thicken my relaxed hair?


Q: I try to be an ardent reader of your posts as you have relaxed hair like mine. I’ve seen improvement in terms of length of my hair but I can’t say the same for the fullness/density. So what do I do/use to increase the fullness of my hair? Thank you. Answer: Hi. Hair thickness is based on i) the number of hair strands you have on your scalp and ii) the diameter of each hair strand. These factors are usually genetically pre-determined but there are things we can try toRead More

Are braids and weaves really protective?


I am thinking of starting a weekly Google Hangout where we can have an face-to-face interactive discussion online. If you would like to join a discussion, do let me know topics or questions that might interest you and suitable times. Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform developed by Google. Anyways, braids or weaves? Someone sent me a BBM yesterday complaining about losing a lot of hair while taking out her braids. On further enquiry, I found out that she applied oil to the roots only. I hardly ever braid my hair so IRead More

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