by trufflepuffle (?) category Transitioning
Hello my name is Lexi, I'm 13 years old, I'm bi-racial, and I am transitioning from relaxed hair back to my natural hair. So here's my problem: I have no idea how to take care of my hair what-so-ever. My mother and most of my family are white, and they've been the ones raising me pretty much all of my life. They have no idea how to take care of African-American hair and as you might know, this is a big problem. My mother isn't too supportive of me switching back to natural hair, and she's been practically begging me to get it relaxed. But don't worry because I've been putting my foot down for the past 3-4 months. I don't want to have a big chop yet, because my new growth is right at the top of my ears and I honestly don't want an afro right now. I'm mainly trying to focus on making my hair healthy and strong before I do anything major. I've been using Moroccan Argon Oil shampoo and conditioner and I have been doing deep conditioning treatments at home at least once a week. I do not know my hair type yet, but I'm guessing that in the future, when I get my relaxed ends chopped off, it will be about a 4a or a 3c. My hair is very dry and it is breaking off constantly. I just need to know the basics on how to care of my hair, such as: Products I should be using, How often I should be brushing/combing my hair out, Easy and Cute protective hairstyles for school, Daily and Nightly routines, etc. I would greatly appreciate anyone's help right now.