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Transition to Natural Hair: The good & the bad

When transitioning to natural hair, you must know that you’ll have to go through ups & downs moments. “Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair should be an exciting time for you. It should not be a time of intimidation or of a feeling of loss. Many women face objections from boyfriends, husbands, family and even in the workplace. ” But if you really know what you want deep in inside of you and that going natural is something you want to do so bad…Go ahead and do it! No matter what people around you think!

A lot of people experience a lot of breakage when transitioning. By treating the hair gently and minimizing combing during the transitioning stage, you can minimize the breakage. How much breakage you get is dependent on your hair type and how you treat your hair during the process.

Spending the best time on your transition will depend on:
*The regimen you got (try to find a regimen to pamper your hair that is fragile because of the two texture).
*How long you will transition (months/years: This is not the same to transition for three months and two years!)
*The manipulation (low/ high)

To Make a good transition you also have to protect your hair in doing protective styles like cornrows, braids, twist or others… Don’t forget that the braid outs is not totally a protective style because it doesn’t really protect your ends and avoids the breakage from the two texture!

To not make a bad transition don’t transition to “natural hair in other ways, like pressing the natural hair as it grows in underneath the relaxed hair, are going to make your hair prone to breakage and can damage the natural hair you’re trying to grow in. Products that claim to revert permed hair might make it frizzy, but are not going to really make it natural. You do not want to put chemicals on top of chemicals in your hair. You will only end up damaging the hair and get even more breakage than you would experience otherwise. While transitioning, try to find a style that will accommodate the new growth coming in.


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My goal is to have healthy hair, and to helps others along the way.

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