Natural Hair Transitioning
Natural hair transitioning is when one decides they want to go natural by no longer getting relaxers. You still have the texture of the relaxed hair and you’re transitioning into your natural hair.
Your transition may take a little time or a long time depending on the last time you had a relaxer.
You may experience having to deal with two different textures. You have the option to wait for it to transition, or you can simply do the “big chop” and start fresh.
Taking Care Of Transitioning Hair
Don’t use a ton of product because it can cause build up and stop your hair from growing.
If your journey is just beginning, make sure to do your research by watching YouTube videos and reading guides that will help you along the way.
Stick to protective styles and stay positive, your hair will eventually get to its natural state.
Throw out any shampoo that has sulfate in it because it’ll strip your hair. Make sure not to shampoo too often, co-wash instead.
Keep natural oils on hand such as coconut oil, argan oil, and extra virgin olive oil. These oils will help seal and or moisturize your hair.
Sleep with a satin or silk bonnet or on a satin or silk pillowcase.
How Long Will My Transition Take?
There is no definite answer. It truly depends on how well you take care of your hair. If you’re serious about the transition you’ll do what it takes to keep your hair healthy.
You can still straighten your hair, just make sure to do it the right way. But I do recommend staying away from heat altogether during this time.
It may be best to avoid this though because it can cause or increase the amount of heat damage.
What Other Questions Do You Have About Transitioning?
Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading, I hope your journey is going well.
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