10 Tips for Transitioning to Chemical Free Hair

by West Parsons on August 29, 2011 · 1 comment

in hair care, transitioning


Want to go natural without doing the Big Chop? Transitioning to natural hair is a simple process of growing out your natural texture before cutting off the processed or damaged ends.

But don’t set a time just yet. You don’t have to know when you’ll rock your 100% natural hair right away! Give yourself about 4 months. By then you should have enough growth to get excited!

1. Find your go-to transitioning style

The goal is to blend two VERY different textures of hair into one. Try a [braid n’ curl], bantu knot out or a natural girl’s favorite: the twist out .

2. Detangle when hair is wet

Always detangle when your hair is wet and slippery with conditioner with a wide-toothed comb. Start at the ends and work your way up.

3. Keep your scalp clean

You’ll have to do some experimenting, but cleanse your scalp anywhere from every 2 days to every 2 weeks.

Read the remaining 7 tips  @ NaturallyCurly.com

Naturals, what other tips can we offer Transitioners?

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uniqzoe August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

I transitioned for 18 months and these are some great tips. A few that I would add are: 1) don’t fight with your hair. If you have a long transition you will notice drastic changes in your hair, things that used to work will not longer work. At these times its probably best to give your hair a break with twists or weaves. 2) its less damaging to make your straight hair curly than the other way around in most cases. Transitioning hair can be very fragile so using excessive heat can be extremely damaging. 3) don’t be afraid of your hair. Some people use protective styles throughout their entire transition and never learn to care for their natural texture. This can be a problem once all the relaxed hair is cut and increase the frustration. Last but not least have fun trying new styles and learning your hair!