4 Things I wish I knew before Relaxed to Natural hair transition
Well I don’t really have pictures with my relaxed hair so let me just use this picture from wayyy back
Now…My natural hair;
Well, I had a lot of friends with natural hair styles and I always liked the way it stretches. Soo, I decided to grow mine. I started my transition in 2018 and I thought it would be a piece of cake. I was wrong. I didn’t even know how to care for the hair, I just assumed it would be the same way that relaxed hair is and that the only difference would be that it stretches.
Things I wished I knew more about before transitioning;
- Shrinkage: Well, some people don’t actually experience this, but someone like me, if water enters my hair, it literally shrinks into my skull. Lol, maybe my hair is scared of water or something. Wash days are really the most stressful. Immediately after washing my hair, if I don’t braid the hair to straighten it out, then the hair will just be stuck like that for a while. Annoying right?
- Hair Products: I didn’t know I’d need so many hair products. Someone like me that has a full head of hair, I literally can’t comb my hair without using a Leave-in Conditioner. natural hair treatment products such as Curl Detanglers are just the best. Using it will help you comb through your hair without breakage or damage. A sulfate-free shampoo, oils and a deep conditioner is also very important and there’s actually an endless list of hair products that you can use
Natural hair treatment for virgin hair
The most effective way to have healthy hair is to take proper care of it. Hair begins to grow from the root at the bottom of the follicles and the root is made up of cells of protein. What this means is, the hair needs tender care and proper nutrition to grow. And what better way to nourish the hair than with natural products?
Natural hair treatment Products
3. Don’t compare your hair with others : Okay I’m actually guilty of doing this but do you know that people have different types of natural hair. It maybe 4b or 4c, it may have low porosity or high porosity. The most surprising part is that some people’s natural hair don’t shrink at all!
4. Keep your scalp moisturized and clean: When i started transitioning, I didn’t really focus on cleaning my hair, I just wanted it to grow. I rarely even rubbed cream in my hair and it led to my scalp being dry, then boom; dandruff appeared. I started improving the way I take care of my hair and I got rid of the dandruff. Since then, I always make sure that my hair is moisturized and I wash my natural hair once a week.