Tips for Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural

The easiest way to transition is to simply do what is known as “The Big Chop” and chop off your relaxed hair and start out with a fresh head of coily kinky goodness J

However if you prefer not to “chop” and you want to do a long term transition as I did, here are some tips on how to go about it:

– Start washing your hair in medium sized braids this will GREATLY reduce or completely eliminate the issue of tangles especially if you plan on straightening your hair during your transition

– Get twists extensions rather than micro braids

  1. With twists you can get the $3 Kanekalon hair with no damage to your hair whereas when you get braids you have to get human hair or else your hair will break off
  2. You can take twists out very easily on your own within an hour to two hours time, I don’t think I even need to tell yall how different that is from the endeavor of taking some micro’s out!! Lol
  3. You get awesome growth and length retention from this style and it’s a great way to give your hair a break from daily manipulation for a while and you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you take them out

– You WILL have moments of weakness where you feel like why don’t I just slap some relaxer on here and give up! But believe me, if you hold on till that day you’re rocking a fro so huge you stop people in their tracks….you’ll be glad you made the transition.

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