Many of my readers have been playing around the thought of going natural or better yet returning natural, it’s an important decision that requires a lot of information but also interest and time.
I have received some questions which I will be posting weekly.
First of all let’s get deeper into the word
“t r a n s i t i o n i n g”
Change or passage from one state or form to the other.
Bringing this into our natural vocabular it basically means
To change from relaxed, heat damage hair to completely natural hair
- How is this process done ?
You basically stop whatever it is that has been damaging your hair and you start afresh by taking care of your hair…
Your new growth is the hair that you want to be all over your head. But here’s the tricky point :
Your new growth and your relaxed ends don’t have the same texture this leading to your hair being fragile especially at that point where both textures meet, (demarcation line) many people find it hard to deal with both textures
- Is there a shortcut ?
Yes there is and you can find it in the word itself short and cut
Cutting your hair short, which is called the big chop
- What if I’m not ready for that yet ?
That’s no problem in fact it shows your true determination and it will test your patience, it won’t be a walk in the park as a matter of fact it is going to be very devastating and frustrating at times, hair breakage is one of those things that will drive you to the point of madness.
Here are two very important and essential things every transitioner has to know:
1. Reality check
It’s great to get inspiration from others or having a particular hair goal before you start your journey, but remember that everyone is different! Don’t get too fixed on that one girls natural hair you love because you think that’s what your hair will look like. You might get disappointed and give up. It’s like having a Mercedes and seeing a Bentley and wishing your Merc will look the same way. Yes they are both cars but not the same.
Just as you don’t want to die of dehydration, your hair will also be very thankful if it’s given water. There will be less breakage and your hair will be much easier to handle.
Shea moisture leave-in conditioner is what I recommend after shampooing and conditioning your hair it moisturizers your hair and adds volume to it, applying just a little leads to awesome results on my hair!
- Avocado (for dry and frizzy hair)
- Olive (keeps your ends from breaking)
- Castor (strengthens your hair)
- Coconut (helps to soften your hair)
* the Vatika oils are also very great!
I promise you your hair will have a much better feel and will be silkier and shinier and softer!!!
There are tons of hairstyles , which we will get deeper into in the following posts that can help you manage your hair better.
If you have any questions regarding transitioning send me an email
email@example.com with the subject #transitiontuesday
And I will make sure to answer them on the blog :))