HOW TO FLAWLESSLY TRANSITION TO YOUR NATURAL HAIR
Congratulations! You’ve made the bold move to go back to your natural hair and we applaud you! While some view transitioning as a painstaking process, we see it as the best opportunity to really understand your hair in a unique circumstance – while relaxed and natural, at the same time. For most people, it is the perfect opportunity to retain the length of their newly growing hair. Although an enriching experience, transitioning is not for the faint-hearted. This is why we have put together a few tips to help you on your journey.
When it comes to transitioning to natural hair, always remember that less is more. Because you have two different textures, your hair is more prone to breakage if care is not taken. This is why most stylists and hair experts recommend a good protective style to give the hair a break and time to grow. Some even suggest a protective style plan to help you maintain the health of your hair while transitioning.
What should you look out for when it comes to choosing the right styles?
· Anything that prevents heat from touching your strands
· A style that keeps your ends tucked away nicely
· Styles that are compatible with your new growth.
Examples of protective styles for transitioning hair include, but are not limited to, flat twists, braids, buns and cornrows.
A REGIMEN THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Transitioning is a beautiful stage mostly because you get to work with two different textures of your own hair, but it also requires a lot of discipline and commitment. This is why a regimen, which includes the right products and the right processes, should be top of mind as you venture on this journey. Know your hair while relaxed and work with your new natural growth to figure out how to pamper it.
There are many influencers and bloggers who have walked down this path and share their experiences online. While we strongly advise that you use them as a reference point and source of inspiration, please do not be bogged down specifically by their suggestions. Our hair is as unique as our fingerprint – no two heads of hair are the same. Please listen to your hair to help you build a regimen with quality hair products and a quality process. Do not compromise on the health of your hair by using just any products.
Hair grows an average of 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month, so to keep your tresses healthy and looking good, you should aim to trim at least 1/4 inch per month as you transition. As you get rid of processed ends, you make way for more of your natural texture. This keeps your crown healthy and thriving without sacrificing the overall length a big chop requires. It also allows you to maintain a uniform length throughout your transition if that's important to you.
There you have it! Try incorporating these tips on your journey and let us know how you do. For quality products to help you grow your hair while transitioning, check out our Scalp and Hair Treatment!