Some ways to grow and maintain relaxed hair is to use the correct strength relaxer, not to relax hair too frequently, not to overlap relaxer onto formerly relaxed hair and not to wait too long to relax new growth. Leaving relaxer on hair for too long can cause damage.
Treatments, such as deep conditioners, can also be used to help keep the hair moisturized and to stop several types of damage. Relaxing is a major concern for perm users because it is a chemical process that alters the natural state of hair. If done improperly, it can lead to hair breakage or loss. One of the best ways to avoid this is to go a professional stylist.