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5 Transitioning Rules For Going Natural

2015-10-13 10:58:53

5 Transitioning Rules For Going Natural

Do these things to get your real curls back.

PHOTO COURTESY OF _EMMADC

Sometimes embracing something new is not all it's cracked up to be. A lot of time consuming trials and tribulations will come with returning to your hair's natural texture. It might get frustrating at times, but it will most definitely be worth the effort. Utilize these tips will help the transitioning process to be smooth and simple.

1. Trim your ends.

It’s time to part with your split, dry, damaged, and overly heat-processed ends. There are tons of great stylists in your area waiting to do that big chop!

We recommend doing some necessary research on a professional close to you who specializes in cutting your specific hair type, texture, length, etc.

2. Deep condition and moisturize regularly.

Your hair has been lacking moisture. It’s time to nourish it from root to tip! Deep conditioning smoothes your hair’s damaged cuticles and allows it to suit up for growing out natural without chemically processed assistance. The LOC Method is great for retaining moisture for days on end.

3. Lessen your heat tool usage.

Direct heat will worsen your hair’s natural texture, no doubt. Make sure you minimize your heat usage, and pay close attention to applying heat on your relaxed or chemically processed hair (since it’s already particularly fragile). A safe--and soothing--alternative to heat is warming up a wet washcloth and wrapping it around your edges. Steamers are great, too.

4. Start experimenting with product cocktails.

Our wavy, curly, and coily hair doesn’t come with a go-to care package. Sometimes, we need to look around and figure out for ourselves what works for our hair. There are many factors to consider for your hair, so it’s important to do the necessary research and then experiment with different products for your curls.

5. Keep your scalp clean.

In order to give your natural hair texture a fair chance, it is crucial to keep your scalp as clean as possible. Many curlies practice the No-Poo method, or swap out their regular shampoos for one that is sulfate-free and less harsher on their hair.

Sure, transitioning takes time and patience in order to receive the best results, but it’s definitely worth it. Returning to your hair’s natural roots (literally) can be so rewarding in its abilities to set your mind free, let you step outside of your style’s comfort zone, and bond with a whole new community of exquisitely diverse and outstanding individuals in the same boat as you.

Devri Velázquez

Devri Velázquez

In addition to being a content editor for NaturallyCurly, I am a passionate poet, feminist, habitual thrifter, coffee lover, and music geek. While flexing my muscle of radical self-expression, I am conquering a rare autoimmune disease called Takayasu's Vasculitis.

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