Congratulations! Your Transition is Finally Over–Here Are A Few Things You Should Do Now That You’re Natural

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Transitioning is one of those things that may give us a ton of unnecessary issues, but we put up with it anyway for the sake of a goal we need to reach. With that being said, it is one of the greatest things to experience during a healthy hair journey because it teaches you a lot about your hair and yourself.

You know what’s greater, though? Cutting off the last of your relaxed ends and completing your transition! Sure, it’s not an event that’s celebrated by millions worldwide, but it’s your own personal achievement, and that’s just as great.

Now that your transition is finally over and you are completely natural, there are a few things you can do to turn a new leaf. Below are some suggestions to help you kick off your personal, mini-celebration.

Take Your “After” Pictures 

Most people who lose a bunch of weight after a fitness and health journey take “before and after” pictures to show their amazing transformations. In my opinion, women who have successfully transitioned into healthy, natural hair should do the same!

You spent months, and even years, transitioning from relaxed to natural, and you deserve to see all of your progress and hard work displayed in a beautiful picture. Let’s be real, transitioning isn’t a piece of cake. It takes discipline, trial and error, and a lot of maintenance to get to where you want. Being able to deal with all of that for months on end and come out of it successfully is a compliment.

An “After” picture will not only show you how much progress you’ve made, but it’s a great reminder that you can accomplish any hair goal that you desire.

Set New Goals 

When you’re transitioning, your goal is essentially one thing: healthily grow out your natural hair without too much fuss from your relaxed ends. Well, now that there are no relaxed ends, you need to set a new goal!

Maybe you’ll start a journey to waist-length kinks and curls, or perhaps you just want to be able to keep your hair healthy so you can eventually treat yourself to a new cut and color next year. Whatever your goals may be, write them down and get started!

If you need help forming your goals, think about what you truly want, research what it takes to get there, and then write them down in small, achievable goals.

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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