I see this question asked over and over again so do not feel pressured to stop or continue on if you are not ready. Do what feels right for you!
Blending Your Two Textures
Blending will become a new word in your vocabulary. You will be trying to blend the relaxed hair with the natural hair.
That doesn’t mean you have to pull out the hot comb or even the flat iron. That just means you will be wearing certain styles that will allow your two textures to blend together.
Some styles that are great for blending are roller sets, flexi rods, straw set curls or Curlformer sets. A rule of thumb is that it’s much easier to keep the relaxed hair curled than it will be to keep the natural hair straight.
I’ve even heard some naturals wear Bantu knots or twists as great long term transitioning styles.
The line of demarcation is the hair or point that separates the two textures. Being gentle is MUST during your transitioning period and taking extra care is necessary to keep breakage away or at a minimum. What I would advise is not using too much heat since the line of demarcation will be very weak as you transition.
Adding Hair For Protective Styling
Don’t forget your hair will need regular attention and just like you have to worry about your line of demarcation with blending, you also have to worry that you are not putting too much tension on your hair when wearing added hair.
Braids that are too tight or weaves sewn in too tight can not only damage your hair but can be devastating to your edges during a long term transition. All these factor into how long you will be a transitioner.
If you can successfully keep your hair moisturized, blended or tucked away under added hair then you will be able to transition as long as feel comfortable.
How long did you transition for?
Originally posted 2014-01-22 15:00:31.