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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.


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How can I transition from Keratin treatments to my natural hair 3c? I haven't straightened out in 2yrs because I was pregnant and decided to become Green and have a more organic lifestyle. Right now is curly in the back and straight in the front, should I cut it? Also are there any Morrocan Oil line reviews?
I love this site naturallycurly.com I read almost every article and have gone to curlymart a million times, I'm a product junkie. Sometimes, I justbuy products to have them because the packaging is pretty..lol. I dunno why buts its my weak point, buyin pretty packages. Anyway just wanted to say thank for this Q&A.
I haven't dyed my hair since mid to late August. I stopped because I wanted to go back to natural. I've straightened it for the past five years and it's still curly without heat but not as curly as it used to be. I still have somewhat highlights in my hair but I haven't touched chemicals! I only straighten my hair 2 or 3x a week now. Is there a way I can get my naturally curly hair back? Should I perm it or would that do more damage than good?
Thanks for the tips, but tip #2 may not be very true. To always Detangle hair when wet may not be very advisable if hair is tangled or matted-or in a hairstyle for more than 2 months. Its better to use the Take Down Remover cream and detangle the hair dry, combs any knots, clumps or tangles out before wetting the hair. Sometimes conditioner or shampoo can make tangled matted hair worse.
My hair in the the top short about the length of maybe my pinky finger. The back was short tappered looked. I haven't had a perm in about 4 wks. The back is growing out and I have new growth. Due to medical issues my doctor do not want me to put any chemicals or relaxers in my hair. So I have to wear it natural. Right now I've been using shea butter and parting it to the side and wearing a silk scarf. What do you suggest I do to start off
What happened to number 10? Not trying to be picky, but I'm just saying....
Great advice for those looking to move to natural or unprocessed hair. Number 7 was my favorite.
Hello All, I'm contemplating going natural simply because I am tired of relaxing my hair!!! My hair is in pretty good condition, shoulder length, with a tendency to be dry. I'm not sure of my natural hair texture, since my hair has been relaxed from I can remember! But I do know that my hair shrinks when it needs a relaxer, so that may be a hint of what my natural hair is like. I want to get the kinky twists done to start transitioning, but I am not sure what to do after that. Keep braiding for how long? Or when I take the braids out, what do I do with my hair until I braid it again? How do I style it? Please help! I really want to do this!
I've never had texlaxed hair and I don't personally know anyone in my family who has either, so my best advice is to check out these CurlTalk threads: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/straightening-relaxing/96037-4a-b-texlax-support-advice.html http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/straightening-relaxing/96037-4a-b-texlax-support-advice-3.html Hopefully those threads also have info on texlax recipes! Consult a stylist just so you also know what to expect on your specific head of hair. Natural hair usually has issues with not enough moisture, and texlaxed/relaxed hair doesn't have enough protein. So each kind of hair has its issues, but all 3 can achieve long hair! If i knew all i know now about hair in GENERAL i probably wouldn't have gone natural lol but for me starting ALL the way over is the only way I could make my hair healthy again. Hope this helps! Tell me how it goes!
hey..uh dont kno what happened to my comment nor do i remember evrything i wrote but was saying that i decided to transition but from relaxed to texlaxed. it was going to be natural but my schedule is too hectic (a husband,2 babies, one toddler and a job)and i wanted my hair to be a little easier to deal with. i havent relaxed since nov 17th.i wanted to texlax after i get a good amount of growth. im putting it away in tree braids for a looong time. i wanted to kno if you knew anything about texlaxing and if i would still have the same issues with damage and no length. ive never done it and dont kno what type of relaxer and how much conditioner or oil is used to dilute it.
hey :) i encourage you to start doing twist outs or bantu knot outs (youtube search for tutorials!) on your hair. Why? Because now you will have two hair textures: natural and relaxed. The point of twist outs to make the hair look uniform and all one texture. You don't want to "bring the curl out" if most of your hair is straight. And there is no product that will make your straight hair look like your natural hair. But... Once your growth starts to come in, take a look at it. Do you see the line where natural meets relaxed? That's the line of demarcation, and unfortunately the WEAKEST part of you hair. It will EVENTUALLY break. to prevent that, simply keep the hair moisturized. Detangle gently with a wide tooth comb. Try out products like Kinky Curly Knot today. Use shea butter to twist your hair. experiment! email me at evelyn@naturallycurly.com if you have more questions. :)
hi, this is my first time here and i am very lost and confused as to what i should do to transition my hair. i already cut my hair very short because i thought it would be easier to transition out of my perm. what things should i do to see a difference because my hair is still straight? what products should i use to bring the curl out?
@blackdiamond: have you checked this little list out? http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-hair-type-4/top-5-do-it-yourself-hair-products http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-hair-type-4/deep-conditioners-good-enough-to-eat in my opinion, making your own products is a good way to go. you know what you're putting in your hair, and you can buy ingredients in bulk (so it's cheaper over time). But on the other hand, it's STILL experimenting. Just like you may not be sure what store-bought products your hair likes, you may not be sure what natural products your hair likes. It's trial and error both ways. All in all, yes i think making your own mixtures is fine. it teaches us to be simple and truly go for the ingredients our hair needs! @aspiringplsmodel: hmm that's a tough one. you can always try bantu knot outs on the top portion of your hair, that'll make it cute and curly and still blend in the new growth with your relaxed hair. Have you ever considered just shaving the top too? *winces* IDK if you're up for it, but you're more than halfway there, right? You can check out this for style ideas: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-hairstyles-pictures/index/?search_text=&search_type=any&Hairstyles%5B%5D=Bantu+knots&Hairstyles%5B%5D=Mohawk&x=36&y=20
I am on the road to transitioning from relaxed hair to natural. I followed the fad of cutting my hair into the asymmetrical haircut shaved on the sides and long on top. While my hair is now natural on the sides and back and still relaxed on top, do you recommend any hair styles while transitioning and growing it out? it has been two months since i have had a relaxer. please help
This is my tird time transitioning and I keep trying because relaxers upset me after the first two weeks my hair grows fast and it is very thick. I never knew my curl pattern until recently. I did my bc because it didn't bother me much I don't really get stuck on what others think. My question is if it is okay to experiment with essential oils and natural products. I am trying to lower my hair chemical intake as much as possible and I think using products that I make is the only option. I have been taking notes about different mixtures that I can us with plants, oils and honey. Is this a good idea or should I use products that area already established?
i personally think kinky twists are best. they are not as straining on your edges/baby hair as micro braids or free style twists. And since the hair used to braid is actually kinky/textured, you won't notice your own hair sticking through = it'll look neat for longer. as far as assistance, all i can say is keep your eye on naturallycurly.com! When i went natural, that was literally the only thing i read. I watched youtube videos and that's it. I didn't really have anyone to help me. You could start trying to find a natural hair salon in your area, but i live in Austin, Texas....not gonna happen for me. hahhaha. good luck! hope this helped :)
Good Morning Everyone, I have a question that i know have already been asked before, but i'm new to this site so here it goes. I currently have a relaxer and i want to transition back to my natural hair. I want to get braids to assist me with the transition however i want to know is there any particular braids style that i should use? and also how do i find someone that know how to assist me in this transition not just someone that braids hair. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
i don't think you should. If the point of wearing weaves is to grow your own hair, then cutting it seems like the opposite thing to do, right? just keep your hair as healthy as you can. though, it's true that once you stop relaxing, the permed ends tend to break off. so basically: if ALL your hair (permed and natural growth) is healthy and not breaking, don't cut. If the ends are breaking badly, cut them, because when you perm again, they'll break off anyway. hope that helped girl! :D
Hi , i have been perming my hair all my life until a year ago , because i decided it was dumb perming my hair if it was gonna be under a weave .. so anyways i dont want to cut of my permed hair cus i dont want to cut of any of my hair lol ! ... and i also plan on perming it when i feel like its long enough where i wouldnt need to wea a weave like in a year orr so .. so basically my question is shoud i cut off the permed hair even though im going to perm it lateer down the road again ?
Great question! It all depends if you have heat damage or not. If you can wash your hair and it goes back to being curly or wavy or whatever your natural hair is, then you don't need to "transition" per se. You can just start doing deep conditioning treatments VERY OFTEN (both protein and moisture) to get your hair back to it's healthy curl pattern. But if you have some straight pieces that won't go back to being curly, that means the heat has permanently damaged the hair, and must be cut off (later or now, it depends on what you are comfortable with) Does that answer your question? :)
I have a question; mostly all the blogs i have come across now talk about transitioning from relaxed hair.. I want to transition and see how it works for me because I want my hair to grow back however do all thr blog entrys and methods work for me? Because I have never had a perm or relaxer placed on my hair in my 22 yrs of living. anD everything I see talk about transiting from relaxed to natural; what about the girls who have never had relaxer, strghteners, or texturizers?. Yes i have had my hair strengthened but just with a hot comb or flat iron no extra or chemicals involved to achieve the look. So i can i follow these methods as well?

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