Going From Relaxed to Natural
Posted on 11 April 2017
It's a big decision. One that comes with many decisions and questions. Slow transition? Big chop? And if you’ve had relaxed hair for as long as you can remember, what texture will your hair be?
Transitioning hair needs extra care to avoid breakage, especially at the point where your curly hair meets your relaxed hair. Here are our relaxed to natural tips:
- Don’t over wash your hair. Washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils. Try washing your hair less often (i.e. every two weeks) and co-wash your hair rather than use shampoo. (Tip: Co-washing is great but you will need to wash your hair with shampoo every few washes to reduce build up).
- Deep condition. The more moisturized your hair is, the more defined your curls or coils will be, so go on and treat your hair with a conditioning mask.
- Do what you feel comfortable with. Don’t big chop if you aren’t comfortable rocking a TWA (that’s teeny weeny afro and they are hella fierce), you can grow your hair out and cut the relaxer out when your hair is longer. If you are ready for a big chop though, then just go for it!
- Wear protective styles. Experiment with your hair. Why not try bantu knots or a super-cute twist out or braid out to help blend your curly and relaxed hair.
- Protect your hair at night. Wear a bonnet or a head scarf to bed, and invest in satin pillowcases. Satin not only feels luxurious, it also helps keep in the moisture in your hair rather than on the sheets.
We stock a range of products to help you go from relaxed to natural, whether you are looking for conditioning treatments, or protective styles in the form of wigs, weaves and braids, we’ve got you covered!