How Do I Transition to My Natural Hair Texture?

Posted 2 years ago in FASHION.

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How Do I Transition to My Natural Hair Texture?

First of all, the transition to your natural hair texture will take some time. It's not an overnight process, so if you're not ready to give up your processed hair, you can always try to disguise it by using products that keep your natural texture uniform. Also, if you've used chemical treatments in the past, you can use products that stimulate hair growth.

You will notice that the longer your new growth gets, the more fragile your processed ends may become. To keep your processed ends on your head as long as possible be sure to infuse moisture into your hair regularly. Deep conditioning treatments and leave-in conditioners will do the trick. Also, make sure that you wash your hair only with moisturizing shampoos and stay away from deep cleansing shampoos. Deep cleansing shampoos will clean your hair and scalp but will also strip them of their moisture so avoid them at all costs. This will keep your processed strands on your head until you are ready to cut them off. Once you've made the transition, keep reminding yourself of the amazing new look you'll have! 

Avoid heat usage

It is not uncommon for women to feel the urge to use heat on their hair during their transition to a natural hair texture. While this is generally frowned upon, there are ways to protect your hair from the damage heat can cause. 

While it may seem tempting to use heat to style your hair, remember that too much heat will only damage your new curls. Excessive heat can damage your new growth permanently, so it may be best to avoid heat styling your hair completely. This will make sure that both your new growth and your processed hair stay as healthy as possible during this transitional stage.  It will also reduce the chances of experiencing major breakage before you do your big chop. If your processed hair is color-treated, you should avoid heat at all costs. If you want to add color to your hair while transitioning, it may be best to just install a colored non-lace wig.

However, if you must heat style your roots, always protect your natural hair. Try using a heat protector before applying heat to your hair. Also, be sure that you pay attention to the amount of heat you are applying and always try to only do one pass with your flat iron. Heat styling can cause your hair to dry out and break. This can occur especially at the point where the new growth meets the processed hair. For this reason, be extra careful when working with and heat styling transitioning hair. 

Avoid frizz-factor

One of the best things you can do for your natural hair is to avoid the "frizz-factor" by using a bonnet hair dryer instead of a blow dryer. The wrong technique can actually do more harm than good. To avoid this problem, detangling your natural hair properly is essential before drying. A very effective product to use is a deep conditioning detangling spray. This will untangle your tresses, leaving your hair very easy to work with.  Be sure to detangle gently from the tips to the roots and use only a wide-tooth comb to do so. You'll be well on your way to achieving beautiful, healthy locks.

To avoid the "frizz-factor" when transitioning to a natural hair texture, try to limit the amount of styling that you do, especially when it comes to heat styling. Whether your hair is damaged or not, a bonnet dryer will always be a better and safer option for your strands. A bonnet dryer is much gentler and will leave your hair less fragile. 

When you first start to transition to a natural hair texture, you may feel as though you need to blow-dry and straighten your hair frequently. To achieve the same look, dry with a bonnet dryer, apply a heat protectant, and then flat iron your hair. This will temporarily straighten your roots so that your hair looks like it was freshly processed. This is a great method to use if you have a special event and prefer not to wear weaves, wigs, or human braiding hair. It will give your hair a fresh look and you will look and feel as though you just came from the salon. If you do not want to wear your real hair, you can always opt for a protective hairstyle instead. 

During this transitional time, you'll need to limit the amount of heat you use on your hair and stick to low heat settings. Occasional use should not hurt your hair, but if you make it a daily regimen, you may suffer from lots of breakage.


Sara David

Living in United States