Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to Transition From Chemically Relaxed Hair to Natural Hair

The biggest problem for those who want to take the natural route with their hair is the question of transitioning from a texture they have become very familiar with which is straight, to an unknown texture be it curly, coily, kinky, or coarse. When I was thinking about going natural I researched and researched day in day out on how to go about it and what styles I could do with my natural texture. I knew I did not want to go another day with relaxed hair so I decided to cut it all off and start from scratch which is referred to as BC (Big Chop). However, other ways to transition without having to do the big chop which can be you wearing braids, weaves, cornrows, and other styles to protect your hair while it changes textures. If you choose not to cut off all your hair at once in going natural, you will have to gradually cut off the relaxed hair because the area the relaxed hair and the natural hair meets will break eventually anyway; so it is advised to evenly cut off the permed parts as your natural texture grows in. Usually when people transitioning get to a comfortable length they cut off all the remaining hair hence their natural hair journey begins.

Here are video clips explaining why women decide to go natural:

Video clips on how to transition to natural hair and hairstyles to wear while transitioning:

Here are also some websites to visit:

Note: Video clips and websites will be updated periodically.

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