Treat Yourself To Some New Products
When I was transitioning, the only thing I could use was water, leave in conditioner*, and my oil of choice; my hair was too many textures and far too fragile to do anything else. However, now that I am natural, I am trying any and everything for my hair.
You are no longer transitioning, so guess what? Your regimen may not be what you need anymore. Before you had to worry about strengthening your line of demarcation, making sure products that worked for your natural hair also worked for your relaxed hair, and a ton of other things.
No more of that! Use this as an excuse to revamp your hair-care collection and ball out! Find new products that work for you and enjoy your new natural mane.
Let Your Hair Down
Sometimes when you’re transitioning, wearing your hair down is not an option. It can be a real issue trying to blend your natural and relaxed hair together. To celebrate not being confined to updos any longer, try wearing your hair down for a little while!
Try a cute twist/braid out, or even better, do a wash and go! This isn’t a huge step to take, but it’ll help you get used to working with just your natural hair. Personally, my favorite style after transitioning was a super defined, half up/half down hairstyle with a top knot.
Congratulations, sis! You did it. After months of having half curly/half straight hair, getting fed up and wanting to cut your hair off completely, crying into an empty jar because you just ran out of coconut oil* in the middle of detangling, you finally did it.
All jokes aside, transitioning is definitely not for the faint of heart (especially if you did it over the course of a few years), and you’re a real trooper if you can pull it off. A lot of people don’t know that often times, going natural aligns with other major changes in your life.
For me, it was a spiritual journey just as much as it was about my hair. I was becoming someone new on the inside, and my “outside” had to match. Whatever your journey consisted of, congratulate yourself; you finally did it.