9.13.2013

5 TIPS TO HELP A HAIR TRANSITION - HOW TO TRANSITION TO NATURAL AFRO HAIR

London, UK
1. DO YOUR RESEARCHES
Natural afro hair is a new and unknown world that has to be discovered for a permed girl so don't be afraid to ask around to some more seasoned naturalists and research online about the topic. 
There are tons and tons of informations and tips that you can try on your hair. 
I can't even count how many hours I've spent in front of the computer figuring out ways to care for my afro hair. 

2. START KNOWING YOUR NEW HAIR
All permed girls know the moment when the new hair growth starts 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 will start to reconsider how your hair works so don't be afraid to experience and try out new products, new hairstyles, and new treatments. It`s a whole different chapter for your hair: try whatever you think is best for you. 

In my personal experience, I discovered that I love using braids as a protective style, try new hairstyles whenever is possible, start a Sunday morning with deep conditioning treatment and use a satin scarf at night.

3. TO BC OR NOT TO BC? THAT IS THE QUESTION!
For me, the BC (Big Chop) happened on the 12th of July 2013, six months after my decision to go start my natural hair journey. 
For some people, a brief transition and then cutting all of the straight ends is the wisest decision that there is. 
Sometimes dealing with two textures is more difficult and counterproductive. 
The only tip here is to think very carefully about what you want to do and THEN decide. 
Just because the sister of your best friend's cousin partner decided to transition for just 2 months, doesn't mean you have to do that too.
Remember that you're the one that has to go around with your hair so take all the time that you need. 

4. TRIM THE HAIR WHEN NECESSARY 
When I used to perm, I wanted so much to have long hair that even my split ends counted! Luckily now I understand that dead ends are not healthy or useful, so I quickly cut them off while my hair kept growing. 
Don't be afraid to trim your hair or to lose inches: 
the important thing is to have healthy hair, girls!

5. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER NATURALISTAS! 
Don't look too much to the naturally curly hair girls who have really long or thick hair. The hair growth is really subjective so don't worry about it too much. Focus your attention to keep and retain your current length. 
Just use a daily TLC for your hair and is gonna be just fine. Time will do the rest.

2 comments

  1. I read your "About me" article and I must it's really inspiring! You've made such a big step in your life:)

    Although I'm Caucasian (with some mixed blood but it doesn't matter:) I also have a bit curly hair (it's wavy right now, because my hair is long enough, but if I cut it, it becomes a total mess). I used to hate it, but few years ago I've started to like its natural look. It was a really big step for me too.

    Good luck! <3

    xx
    Tatiana
    http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the support, Tatiana! :) At the beginning of my journey I didn`t know what my hair going to look like and I was a tiny bit worried, but now I can say that I don`t regret AT ALL my decision to be natural. Whit this blog I want to share my experience, but also inform the girls who never considered to have natural hair and tell them that it`s possible!!
      Btw you`re hair looks AMAZING, girl! xx

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