To grow long, relaxed hair, use a deep conditioning treatment every week, apply natural oils to seal in moisture, and moisturize hair daily with an oil-free hair lotion. Use the proper styling tools on your hair to keep it relaxed and healthy.
- Use deep conditioning treatments
Apply a deep conditioning treatment to the hair once a week, and follow the product instructions. If you are unable to use a deep conditioning treatment, use a regular conditioner; wrap your hair in a hot, damp towel; and leave it on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Use natural oils to seal in moisture
Wash the deep conditioning treatment from the hair with warm water, then rinse with cold water to close the hair cuticle. Apply a natural oil such as coconut, almond or keratin oil to seal in the moisture.
- Moisturize the hair daily
Squeeze a quarter-sized amount of oil-free hair lotion into your palm, and massage it into the hair and scalp. Add a small amount of oil to seal in the moisture from the lotion, and leave it in the hair for 24 hours.
- Use the right tools for your hair
Avoid using styling tools such as blow dryers and flat irons, as these can damage relaxed hair. Use rollers and a wide-tooth comb to style hair and keep it smooth and silky.