Monday, October 21, 2013
HOW TO GO FROM RELAXED TO NATURAL HAIR.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being relaxed, whether you are natural or relaxed your main goal is to always have healthy hair,but i decided to go natural because my hair was seriously damaged after prolong use of chemicals and harsh weather conditions made it worst.
there are two ways that you can go from relaxed to natural hair , the first thing you have to do is STOP relaxing your hair, that means no touching up even the edges of your hair to get them laid flat.
BIG CHOP- if you want the fastest transition, then you may opt for the big chop, instead of getting your next relaxer,you have to simply be asking your stylist to cut it all off.
2. LONG TERM TRANSITION- sine am not bold and comfortable enough to wear the bald look, i decided to transition slowly before cutting my relaxed ends off, its also a good way for people who want to retain length. the one thing that am still learning about long term transitioning is patience, for my to grow out to a comfortable length. these are the only two ways because no product can ever make a relaxed hair comeback to its natural state , or will wash way relaxer from your hair.
perhaps the most difficult part of transitioning from relaxed to natural is dealing with the new growth. the two different textures can get very frustrating to style and manage if you don't know how to properly care for it.since an so new to the whole going natural i tend to wear my hair in protective styles that help blend the two different textures. but i have found some ways to soften my new growth:
i always use home made conditioners because they tend to soften the new growths and it also restores moisture , and also use natural oil which penetrates the hair shaft thereby increasing hair moisture, it also softens new growth.