Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair is not at all difficult. If you are wondering how, I welcome you. In the beginning, information on natural hair care can be overwhelming. The key is to learn about your own hair type and applying necessary slow steps to achieve your best outcomes.
Decide Why Your Transitioning to Natural Hair
The first step is to decide why you want to go natural. This could be a personal reason or an expense reason. It could be because your are noticing many black women are returning to their natural hair. Maybe your wondering what your hair texture feels or looks like. What ever the reason, make it personal and acceptable only to you. Once you have your reasons, you can list a memo to yourself on goals you want to achieve. This will inspire and motivate you even more. But you must stick to your goals.
2. Join Community Groups
To keep you inspired have natural hair pictures or collages of black hairstyles. Have the pictures where your can see it or them. Join natural hair groups
to get strong support and answers to questions you may have. Get connected with other naturals who have transitioned who can share and relate to your experiences. Do not ever feel that you are alone, because you are not. You will be surprised, happy, and amazed as you finally see your true hair texture, whether it be curly to kinky-coiled hair. Your hair is unique and beautiful. But You will have to come to that conclusion to properly care your hair during this transition.
Now that your decide to going natural and see how beautiful it can look. Just remember it will come with positive and negative experiences. Take all experiences as a learning tool to better your results. It not called a natural hair care for nothing.
The Last 3 steps to Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair
3. Do Not Get Your Hair Relaxed
At all cost. Despite the temptation when hair may not come behave as you like. Do not put a relaxer in your hair, not even a text-lax, which is lightly running a perm through your hair. You will have resentment later. This is defeating the purpose of Step 1 and Step 2.
4. Select a Transition Hairstyle
A transition style is how you wear your hair while you are growing out your relaxed hair. Some women wear braids, wigs, or weaves during the transition process. Some women will just go for the big chop. That is when they will cut off all their relaxed hair so that only their natural hair growth is shown. Depending on how long you transitioned either for few months to 1 year, will determine the length of new growth. Do not get caught up in length, rather focus on healthy hair. I would advise not to press your hair in the meantime, such as pressing it to blend in with a weave. Allow your natural hair to come forth. You already gone this long with chemically relaxed hair. Also, this will reduce the risk of heat damage and breakage. The kind of transition style is something that you will need to decide on. If you are in a workplace situation. You will need to make sure that your hair stays neat and professional.
5. Educate Yourself
Learning about your hair is going to become new and unfamiliar. This is part of the process we all gone through. No worries, today there are increased information from Youtube tutorials, community groups, bloggers as myself, and average naturals. Research on up to date factual information You will want to learn about natural hair care products, how to create styles for your natural hair texture, learning about your hair porosity
on how to retain hair's moisture, and having a hair care regimen. Even when completely natural this is a continued process. Because your hair care needs can change.
The danger of not doing this is that you may find yourself with a beautiful head of natural hair that you do not know how to take care of and decide to go back to relaxed hair. Getting educated before you go all natural is the best way to prevent this. Follow these steps and you will be on your way to successfully transitioning from relaxed to natural hair.
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