How do I go from natural to FULLY natural? (If that makes sense..)
I'm a 15 yr old female with (I think) 4a/4b hair and I was wondering how to transition into wearing my hair fully natural w/ an afro/twist outs/blow outs etc. I've never gotten a perm/relaxer. I shampoo/condition , blow dry and straighten my hair. When my hair is wet it's very coily at the top, wavy in the middle, and near my ends it's straight. (I don't know if that means anything but it looks weird). Anyways, I'm just wondering if you have any tips on what to do and where to start. Also if you can recommend any hair care products? That would be great. Thank you in advance!
Hi there!Going natural means that you might want to avoid chemicals and heat to your hair. Straight ends ( while the rest isn't straight) often means that you have heat damaged hair. If you are considering going natural then it's the best to know the ins and outs. Something what helped me ( &more curlies haha) is the curly girl handbook (expanded 2nd edition) by Lorraine massey. It tells you why you should avoid chemicals, how to treat your hair by it's type, it has DIY's in it and more. I think the price is just below $10.Good luck!
curlu girl hanbook is amazing. I had the exact same situation as you no chemicals but I pressed my hair everyday for 7 years so the damage was pretty bad especially at the ends. To be honest depending on how bad the damage is it may be to far gone. I babied my hair for a couple of months revived what I could and then went for a really good cut. It made a HUGE difference my curls are way more defined. When it comes to products I have 3b/3c hair so what works for me may not work for you but in general baby it and moisture is your best friend. I did a hot oil treatment twice a week for the first two months. Although if you have fine hair maybe stick to once a week to avoid breakage. A protein treatment once a month may be beneficial aswell .