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Titi's Prescriptions for February's Winning Bloggers
February Winner: essencestarrc, see blog
Prescription: Knowing how your hair behaves has been an issue for many of those who want to transition. At first it is not easy, but like a routine or trade it takes time to get to know your hair. Good things come to those who practice. At first it will be frustrating to twist your hair on a weekly basis, after a few tries you would not even think it was hard or tasking, your flow will be as easy as brushing your teeth. One day you will notice that you finished fast and that you did not even realize it.
To begin, use Crème de la Curl, a non sulfate cleansing creme that will not strip moisture from your hair. Then use our fabulous Super Sweetback Treatment. This deep treatment will help untangle those knotted ends and will soften the hair, making it easier for you to handle and twist, also Super Sweetback will help your growth rate. Next, a moisturizer like Baby Buttercreme or Curly Buttercreme will help keep the hair soft. This will make it easy to handle too. If you need a product to assist you with curl definition try Curly Pudding.
To make this transition as smooth as possible do your hair when you are at home watching TV. Turn your favorite program on or listen to the radio, remember take your time, at first start slowly, next thing you know you have become an expert and your hair will know you and you will know your hair.
February Winner: eLLeCee, see blog
Prescription: Transitioning has been a huge movement. Many people like yourself have found that relaxers do more harm than good. Yes, your hair is more manageable when relaxed and easy to handle but along the way damage becomes apparent after time passes by. This is a big problem that a lot people have dealt with, and when they hear stories and experiences they take a chance to be all natural. However, it takes time to adjust how your hair grows, how it moves, and discover the texture that many women did not know they had.
Support is hard to access, especially when someone close to you objects on the matter. When this happens, remember you're not doing this for them but for yourself. As time passes they will see the transformation you have made.
To continue to have healthy growth, shine and manageability, follow these easy steps: Start using Crème de la Curl. This is a non-sulfate shampoo that will help you put moisture in your hair. Then treat your hair to a deep conditioner such as Super Sweetback Treatment—this will help you have a healthy growth rate. To prevent brittle ends use Baby Buttercreme or Curly Buttercreme—this will further assist you with dry hair. On special occasions use Baby Buttercreme or Stretch Silkening Crème to help your short curls look defined and to maintain a natural hold. And remember your biggest supporter is you.
February Winner: NaturallyKnottynNice, see blog
Prescription: Love your 10-step hair recovery program story. Yes relaxing your hair for years is like an addiction, and like you mention like any addiction there will be flashbacks, temptations and withdrawals. Seeing oneself in the mirror and seeing transformation sometimes can be intimidating, especially since we are used to seeing ourselves in a certain way for so long.
Since this is your second month use Crème de la Curl as your non sulfate shampoo. Its non sulfate formulation is an excellent moisturizing cleansing creme that doesn't sud and therefore will not dry your hair out. Follow up with Rapid Recovery Treatment. This will give your hair more strength and will add moisture which curly hair needs. If you hair is about an inch or more use our daily moisturizers such as Baby Buttercreme or Curly Buttercreme. These will help further nourish your hair. Once you reach about 6 inches or more then you could use Curly Pudding to do a two strand twist or finger style. Please remember since this is your first time going natural you must experiment with your hair. Even though your hair is going through a recovery so is your point of view of how hair is and should be. Good Luck—don’t relapse...
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