Relax afro hair
First up is relaxing – a chemical process used to semi-permanently ease the curl of Afro hair. Errol told us, ‘Relaxing isn’t necessarily for every hair type, but for seriously curly Afro hair it can work wonders to improve the hair’s manageability. It can be the difference between needing to spend hours every morning teasing and styling, and being able to get up and go.’ The results are long-lasting – Errol advised a top-up in salon every five to six weeks. On the day, block out a minimum of two and half hours for your treatment, and be ready to switch to gentle, pH balanced hair care after – Errol told us ‘Your hairdresser will be able to do a full consultation and give you bespoke advice.’ As for the process, you’ll get your natty salon gown on, then the relaxer comes in the form of a cream which will be applied all over your hair and left to work in until it’s time to rinse out. Errol said that healthy hair is happy hair, so make sure to use lots of conditioning treatment at home for maximum benefits.