|Different hairstyles i had back in 2013|
I have borrowed a few pointers on transitioning from a South African Blog:African Hair Blog
Here is the advice she gives on her blog that i do intend to follow on my hair journey
- Care need to be taken when you have two hair textures i.e. natural hair as well as the relaxed ends. The line of demarcation where the natural hair meets the relaxed ends is quite fragile. This is why in some cases you do not cut your hair but over time you realise you have hardly any relaxed ends left. It’s because they have broken off!
- Be very gentle with the hair. Detangle from the ends towards the roots to prevent unnecessary breakage. Remember that the line of demarcation makes your hair very fragile. Always detangle with a wide tooth comb when your hair is wet and slippery with conditioner.
- Make sure your hair is adequately moisturised. Deep condition the hair regularly, once a week if possible. If you choose to braid or weave the hair while transitioning, remember that your hair will need moisture even with these styles.
- Practice more protective styling to help reduce breakage.
- Use as little heat as possible. Try and resist the temptation to flat iron your hair to match the two textures.
- You may find that you need to change your products and use products more suited to natural hair. Many women find that natural based products work best for natural hair. Also the focus becomes more on moisturising and softening the natural hair.
- Once again moisture, moisture moisture!! Natural hair needs moisture!
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