So you’ve made the decision to go natural (or maybe you’re thinking about it), but you have no idea where to start. The first order of business happens in the “transitioning” process.
What is the transitioning process like?
The process of transitioning directly compliments “going natural.” When you decide to not apply a relaxer to your hair anymore, you’ll have to let the relaxed hair grow out. As time goes on, your hair’s natural hair texture a.k.a “new growth,” will become present and very noticeable.
The place where your hair’s natural texture and relaxed hair meet is called the line of demarcation. This section of the hair is very sensitive and can be broken easily. Since the two hair textures do not match, you must be gentle to this area to prevent breakage.
Everyone’s process is different. Some really embrace and enjoy the experience while others have trouble adjusting. During this time it is helpful to keep the hair protected by doing styles that require low maintenance. These styles can be twists, braids, updos, sew ins or any other style that keeps the hands out of the hair.
Transitioning also may directly complement doing a big chop. This is where the relaxed ends are cut off and only the natural hair texture is left. Some transition for only a couple of months while others do this for years.
I could go on and on about transitioning so if you personally have any questions feel free to email me at Classycurlies@gmail.com, or visit our “Natural Hair 101” page on the menu under “Start Here.”
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