If you opted to slowly transition back to your natural hair instead of going for the big chop, you are all too familiar with the day to day challenges that come with styling your curls to look uniform and healthy enough to rock out in public. And you are not alone.

Last Monday, Facebook user Myisha Thomas uploaded this hilarious video that we can completely relate to. She sings of her transitioning hair struggles in a church sermon style, pointing out common frustrations while shouting out "My God!" every few lines or so. And, we must say--the hymn truly touches our spirit. We feel you, Myisha. In just a week, it has over 7,000 likes and 71,000 shares.

For All The Transitioners #ItAintOver #BeEncouraged

Posted by Myisha Thomas on Monday, September 7, 2015

Feeling Myisha's pain? We can help.

  • Don't set a deadline for yourself. You don't have to know when you'll rock your 100% natural hair right away.
  • Experiment with styles. Have fun. Your ultimate goal is to blend 2 hair types to appear as one uniform texture. Use this time to try wigs, protective styles, and braids.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle. Now is not the time for a Denman Brush or Tangle Teezer. You need a slippery conditioner that will allow the comb to glide through your fragile hair easily.
  • Don't skip any steps in your wash day. Thoroughly clarify your scalp at least once every two weeks and your curls moisturized daily with SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk or Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia. Condition every other day or as you see fit for your hair type--many transitioners like using Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner and Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner. Deep condition with a protein-free treatment like Curl Junkie Curl Rehab or EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi. 
  • Stop using heat. For the first 6 months to a year of transitioning, avoid using any heat styling tool--this includes blowdryers. Air dry with a microfiber towel whenever you get out of the shower, and NEVER flat iron. Your hair is in the process of recovering from chemical relaxer damage, and it is already in a super fragile state.
  • Protect your hair at night. Sleep on a satin/silk pillowcase and wrap your hair with a satin bonnet at night.
  • Get a trim. Even if you don't want to big chop your relaxed ends completely off, you still need a stylist to gradually remove the damage to allow for healthy natural hair to grow in.

In the meantime...

We never said it would be easy

At least you'll be natural in the...end

Sometimes your own hair can seem like your enemy

You'll want to give up before you even... begin

But with some

edge control, and Eco Gel

You can work miracles.

You can work miracles! So

just know, it ain't over... My GOD!

Until you say it's over.

It ain't over!

Even when your good brush is done... OH!

No, no, no... It ain't over!

Until you say it's over

Keep wide tooth combing

till your relaxed hair is GONE!...Owww.

I love you,

I know you're hurting

But it's gonna be alright.