Welcome to part three of our "Great Growout" series, where we break down everything you need to know about growing out your relaxer. This week, we're focusing on how to keep "transitioning" tresses (ie, hair that has two textures: natural on top, relaxed on the bottom) healthy. Since dual-textured hair can be very fragile, stepping up your maintenance game is a must! Here, we talk healthy hair with Titi Branch who, along with her sister Miko (above), is co-owner of Miss Jessie's hair salon and co-founder of its beloved, cult-status product line for curlies, kinkies, and everything in-between. Here, Branch gives us expert advice on how to keep your half-relaxed, half-natural hair healthier than ever.
According to Branch, when dealing with dual-textured hair, nothing’s more important than moisture, moisture, moisture. Most shampoos are loaded with harsh soaps, which further dehydrate Black hair—so, try a hydrating, suds-free formula like Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream Moisture-Rich No-Suds Shampoo ($22)—it contains no harsh detergents, so it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.