5 TIPS THAT HELPED MY TRANSITION
Natural curly hair is a new and unknown world that has to be discovered for a permed girl so don`t be afraid to ask questions and do some researches about it. You`re gonna discover tons and tons of informations and tips that you can try on your hair and see if they help you. I can`t even count how many hours I spent in front of the computer and, honestly, I don`t regret nothing, not even a second.
START KNOWING YOUR NEW HAIR
All permed girls know the moment when the new hair growth start coming out and the first thing that you say is "oh,snap!"; well, you`re gonna have the exact opposite reaction when you start transitioning, trust me! You`ll start reconsider how your hair works so don`t be afraid to experience and try new products, new hairstyles and new treatments. It`s a hole different chapter of the life of your hair: try whatever you think is best for you.
In my personal experience, I discovered that I love doing braids, try a new hairstyle as soon as I can, start a Sunday morning with a deep conditioning, use a satin scarf at night and leave my hair out.
TO BC OR NOT TO BC? THAT IS THE QUESTION!
For me the BC (Big Chop) happened the 12th of July, six months after my decision to wear afro hair. For my personal experience, transitioning and then do a Big Chop was the wisest decision that I could possibly take because I had time to get used to my new hair. The only tip that I can give you here is to think about what you really want and THEN decide. Remember that you`re the only one to go around with your hair, so take your time if you need it. On the other hand, if the only thing that you really want is to shave it all off, DO IT!
TRIM THE HAIR WHEN NECESSARY
When I used to perm, I wanted so much to have a long hair length that even my split ends counted! Luckily now I understand that dead ends are not healthy or useful, so I quickly cut them off if I see them. Don`t be afraid to trim your hair or to loose your length: the important thing is to have healthy hair, girls.
Don`t look too much to the natural curly hair girls who have really long or thick hair. The hair`s growth is really subjective so don`t worry about it too much. Just use a little TLC and your hair is gonna be just fine. Time will do the rest.
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Enjoy the weekend, girls!