Choosing to “go natural” could very well be one of the hardest decisions that you will have to make, because of the kind of commitment that it requires of you. Yes, natural hair is more time consuming and requires a little more TLC ( Tender,Love, and Care), but the results are definitely worth it.
First things first, before I dive into ” Transitioning Tips” I would first like to note that, you don’t have to cut off all your hair in order to go natural. Transitioning is about a year long process, in which you physically grow your hair out of its “relaxed” state, and it allows you to maintain the length of your hair.
A lot of women have different expectations about the transitioning process, but here are some general tips to help you smoothly transition from relaxed to natural.
1. Don’t set a time just yet
You don’t have to know when you’ll rock your 100% natural hair right away! Give yourself about 4 months — by then, you should have enough growth to get excited!
2. Find your go-to transitioning style
The goal is to blend two VERY different textures of hair into one. Try a bantu knot out or a natural girl’s favorite: the twist out.
3. Detangle when hair is wet
Always detangle when your hair is wet and slippery with conditioner with a wide-toothed comb. Start at the ends and work your way up.
4. Keep your scalp clean
You’ll have to do some experimenting, but cleanse your scalp anywhere from every two days to every two weeks.
5. Keep your hair moisturized
Dry hair breaks. Nothing beats water when it comes to moisturizing hair, but you can also add your favorite natural hair products on top to seal it in.
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