Ok..let's talk TRANSITIONING. Now, I know how frustrating working with two textures can be as you venture on your journey to O'Natural, I did it for 8 months, and let me tell you, it was no picnic. Detangling for an hour and a half in the shower, shedding, etc. etc...But, don't give up. Congratulate yourselves on striving to go O'Natural. Remember, you have a vision and we're here to help you reach that vision. The goal is to blend two different textures into one. Now, let's talk about some excellent tips for all of you lovely transitioners.
The 10 Tips:
Try the Bantu Knot Out or a Natural Girl's favorite: the twist out
Keep your hair moisturized. Dry hair causes breakage..nothing beats water when it comes to moisturizing your hair, but you can also add your favorite oil on top of it.
Get used to DEEP CONDITIONING. These should no longer be a 'special treatment'. Weekly deep conditioners are excellent for transitioners.
Wind down your use of HEAT. Try air drying all of your styles instead.
Protect your EDGES. Avoid protective styles (braids, weaves) that put too much tension on your edges. That area is the thinnest and most fragile.
Be GENTLE. The part where your new growth meets your relaxed ends is called the 'DEMARCATION' and it is the weakest part of your hair. Take your time when detangling and styling.
- GRADUALLY cut your processed or damaged ends. Depending on the length you had to start with, give yourself a good trim each month. Remember, use HAIR SHEARS not SCISSORS.
Healthy Hair = Happy Hair