There might come a time in a relaxed girls life where she might decide ‘You know what boo I aint perming a daggone thing no more, its been real I think its time to transition to natural hair, long term’.
The decision to leave what you have been used to for many years isn’t easy but once your have decided to cross over to the natural side, that’s half the battle already.
The other half usually sets in a couple seconds after the decision, ‘Just how can I make this happen easily!’ Not too many of us are brave enough to start out with a TWA so suddenly Google becomes number one on your list of priorities for answers.
Well if you are reading this post, then you are in luck! Here are 8 of the most powerful tips you can use when you plan on transitioning to natural in the long term with as little hair loss as possible.
1. Treat Your Hair As If It Is Already Natural
Things can get a little confusing when dealing with two distinctly different textures but from the start, begin to treat your hair as if it was naturally curly.
This has alot to do with mindset and to help with perspective. Some practical changes that you can make may involve experimenting with products that are typically used by naturals even though they can be used universally, or moisturizing more often or even being extra careful with your hair.
The point is, get your mind right so that you are better prepared as your transition progresses and you have more and more new growth to contend with.
2. Find A Style That You Can Rock No Matter What
Everyone has a go-to style, for some its a top knot bun, for others it might be a twist or braid out. Find something that blends both textures and looks great on you and that you are 110% comfortable with.
There are a ton of styles you can try and when you find one that you really like, keep it close so that on those hard days, and there will be hard days, you have something you can fall back on and feel great about.
Originally posted 2013-05-22 15:00:58.