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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