3. Find a Simple Regimen And Stick With It
This is so important, because you will drive yourself bonkers trying this and trying that every other week. Going natural doesn’t mean ‘going complicated’, do not get caught up with the pre poo, post poo, up poo, side poo, down poo, just do you!
A simple regimen involves cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and styling that’s it! Get a game plan that works and trust that it is the best thing for your hair.
4. Keep Your Hair And Scalp Clean
Yes you are absolutely correct, this is a no brainer, who wants a dirty ‘situation’ just because they are transitioning? Here is the thing, you might not know how often to cleanse your hair now that you are working with a new texture.
When we are relaxed, there is a set regimen, every Saturday without fail, shampoo condition and style. But when you are natural it might be different, you might choose to cleanse more or less often depending on your scalp and the state of your new growth.
You might use products that are more prone to buildup which will dictate how often you cleanse. You might decide to use shampoo once a month and focus strictly on conditioning, it all depends on what you think is the best option for you, just avoid buildup at all cost.
Bottom line, the cleaner you scalp, the better conditions for hair growth that you create hence the faster you transition.
5. Handle Your Hair With Kid Gloves
The most fragile portion of your hair when transitioning is the point at which your new growth meets your relaxed ends. This is known as the line of demarcation and you hair can break easily at that point on the strand.
With that said, using the utmost care as you manipulate your hair is very important, try to detangle your hair only when it is wet, protect your hair as much as your can using protective styles, and keep your new growth moisturized.
The point of long term transitioning is to keep as much hair on your head until you are ready for the Big Chop experience. But without being gentle, you may be faced with intense breakage leading you to chop your relaxed hair off before you are ready.
Greene Kenya says
I feel like this every single day that why I am not relaxing no more been 2 years the last relaxer was my mother funeral after that no more