Transitioning to natural hair is a process of growing out your natural texture before cutting off the processed or damaged ends. Every product that you put on your hair should be filled with moisture. Start by using moisturizing cleansers, conditioners, deep conditioners and oils to minimize hair breakage and keep both hair textures healthy.
Detangling your hair can be the most challenging part of transitioning to natural hair. Before you start to detangle, apply a moisturizing conditioner to wet hair and use a wide-toothed comb to detangle. Start at the ends and gently work your way up to the roots.
Wearing a protective style during transitioning will minimize breakage until all your relaxed hair is trimmed off. The demarcation line is especially fragile, so these protective styles will minimize stress on both your hair textures. Styles that we suggest are: Wet Sets, Straw Sets, Micro Braids, Two Strand Twists, Kinky Twists and Bantu Knots.
If you've tried transitioning to natural hair more than a few times and find it too difficult, why not go for the Big Chop? The Big Chop involves cutting off your chemically treated hair and letting your natural hair grow out. Taking care of your new natural hair can be a great experience, and there are many short hairstyles you can try while you're waiting for it to grow.