A: In the words of MICHAEL JACKSON, “you are not alone.” Tons of Juicy girls are ditching their relaxers and rocking their hair in its natural state.
The first thing you need to know is, just because you decide to transition from chemically processed hair to natural hair doesn’t mean you have to BC (big chop, big cut) over night. Some natural gals take the short road and big chop after weeks or months without a relaxer while others wait years to part ways with their chemically relaxed ends.
Protective styles are extremely helpful when transitioning to natural hair. Because natural hair takes time and needs extra special care, protective styles are a quick fix that, when used properly, can improve hair health and help hair growth. Braids, weaves, and wigs are protective styles many transitioners use.
The next thing you need to remember is MOISTURE! Locking in moisture is an essential part of maintaining healthy hair. Your hair will be in a very vulnerable state while transitioning so the more moisture you use the less likely you are to have dry, unhealthy hair. Deep conditioning and baggying, are two key ways natural girls seal in the most moisture.
Minimal heat styling is essential during one’s transition because too much heat can leave hair limp, lifeless, and damaged which is the last thing someone trying to grow out their hair needs. A good way to combat heat usage is to wear heat free hairstyles like curling rods and bantu knots.
Lastly know before you decide to go natural it’s your personal decision. Friends, family, co-workers, and sometimes significant others may not welcome your new natural look, but stick by it and wear it with confidence.Related Posts