Transitioning - The Big Chop

By | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

So you've been thinking about it for a while and you've decided that now is the time for you to take the big plunge into the queendom of natural hair. It's a big step but with these simple tips, you can move forward with confidence a little bit of knowledge regarding what's to come.

1. Scab Hair

This is the first six to eight months after you have chopped off your hair. The hair follicle and scalp are still adjusting and healing from a previous relaxed lifestyle. The texture of your hair during this time isn't the actual texture of your natural hair. My advice is to get regular trims and sport a awesome new haircut. This is a very new experience and it's important to keep expectations realistic.

2. Train Your Kinks, Curls & Waves

As your hair begins to grow, you may notice a curl or wave pattern forming. Chances are that it may not be a completely uniform pattern. Learning how to finger coil, using a Denman brush and twisting the hair are all techniques that can be used to train the hair to form a specific pattern. In time your hair will do this automatically. Patience is definitely key.

3. Keep It Moist

A dry curl is an unhappy curl. Combating dryness can be a daily battle for some naturals, but a great way of combating it is with co-washing (conditioner washing). You will decide whether it's necessary to co-wash daily or less frequently, but it will save your hair and give you peace of mind. Co-washing adds great moisture to the hair and allows an appropriate place to detangle with a wide tooth comb or Denman brush.

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Have Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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