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.

39 comments:

  1. Not everyone can rock short hair. I did my big chop when I knew nothing about transitioning. I looked sooo ugly, although people complimented my look, everyone except my oga at the top. Lol

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    1. lol you no go kill mi laff, how are u doing. am so afraid of chopping off all my hair.

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  2. Girl, am transitioning as well, it's been about 19months now and most of the texturised hair is gone but I dn't think short hair is for me either, so I just do weaves, braids and twists all the time o. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog; loving your blog and am now following you; hope you can follow me back
    Afeeyah xoxo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/health-and-fitness-stay-fit.html

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    1. thanks hun, i also try to weave braids and weaves because of the textures. will follow right back.XOXO

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  3. transitioning is tough but I'm sooo happy I did it! going 2.5 years strong :)

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    1. yes it needs lot of time and patience, thanks for stopping by,i really appreciate, following you on bloglovin

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  4. No too short of trying this out :)

    xoxo Gozika
    http://gozikasjournal.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi Uchenna! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I'll d like to know if u accept.

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    1. nne nne oh which one be liebster award!!

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    2. My dear, I just found out about it after I was nominated. You can read up on my blog and write your own post and nominees if you accept.

      You do not have to, you can decline if you are not interested ;-)

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  6. I did my big chop not too long ago and I'm still not use to it, thank god for wigs, lool...I'm going to be rocking them until I'm comfortable with the length. But I agree, that your hair does grow faster with the big chop.

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    1. yes dear, that's what they say that it always grows back but am serious serious not mentally ready to do the big CHOP.
      thanks hun for stopping by

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  7. Natural hair is beautiful but gosh do I struggle with the thought of natural or not :). Great tips!
    www.yvonnesloves.com

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    1. thanks babe, i just found the beauty in natural hair, never taught i would do without relaxers, but when my hair went true some drastic change i knew i had to make this radical decision, but you can still be relaxed and have perfectly healthy hair, thanks for the visit.

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  8. So true that nothing can revert relaxed hair. How long do you want to transition your hair for?

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    1. hummmm sizzling mommy i plan on this journey for a very very long time, and i know there will be challenges because i have been relaxer since i remember myself been a girl.

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  9. I have natural hair so this is the perfect site for me. Thank so much for commeting on ririzmusings.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks dear,will also love to learn some tricks from you, thanks for visiting.

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  10. I can't imagine what it will be like going back to being natural,as it is ,my really coarse hair looks and feels natural even after applying relaxers. This is what i have to deal with. Lovely post though.

    http://productsthatactuallydowork.blogspot.com/

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    1. you definitely can be relaxed and have gorgeous and healthy hair. its all about how well you care for it and make sure you are using the right products. thanks hun for the visit

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  11. I actually transitioned instead of cutting my hair and for me the transition was pretty fast. My natural hair is now shoulder length after 2years,

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    1. wow am so happy for u!! still battling with few inches of new growth.

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  12. Thanks for the tips, Uchenna - I'm not bold enough to do the big chop though!

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  13. I chopped off my hair two years ago,not quite ready 2do dat again.d 2nd tip will do better for me.thanks 4dis.

    http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com

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  14. I really want to go naturals.But I'm still yet to embark on the journey.Life changing

    www.mzcocoh.blogspot.ca

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    1. its really life changing my dear, but you must not have natural hair. you can have healthy relaxed hair by just doing the right things. i had too cos my hair way beyond bad, seriously damaged.

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  15. I really admire pipo who grow their natural hair, though I have relaxed hair myself .

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    1. my dear its all about healthy hair either natural or relaxed it does not matter. thanks for visiting.

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  16. Love this blog and this post!

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  17. This is really helpful! I'm thinking about transitioning now (:
    Your hair is BEAUTIFUL, keep it up!

    http://thevintagehauler.blogspot.com/

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  18. Transitioning worked for me. I never even bothered chopping of the ends when the transitioning phase was over. The relaxed ends found their own way out. Lol..

    You are so helpful on your blog. I love it!

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    1. am so grateful for the visit!!!! wish mine to will find its way out .
      thank you so much.

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  19. I transitioned for a year! I was so happy when I got rid of all my relaxed ends because it was hard work. Working with two textures is difficult. But as long as you're patient and treat your hair gently during this time you'll get through it.

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    1. Faith, pls what was your hair routine like during transitioning?

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