How do I start my transitioning process ?
Hey Guys, I just made the decision to go natural but the thing is I haven't had a perm in a year now ... I just decided to go natural because I noticed my curls coming in but I don't know how to start the process. I need to know all the products i should get for my hair and how to achieve maintaining my hair and curls because I do have really thick hair and since this is new to me .. I dont know what to do ?!
You already took the first step into transitioning by not getting anymore relaxers
You already took the first step into transitioning by not getting anymore relaxers. In terms of products, you'll have to try some to see what works best for your hair. Sally's is a good place to get products from because they'll let you return what you don't like for a full refund. A somewhat list of what you'll need: A moisturing shampoo, a really good "cheap" conditioner for detangling (Tresemme naturals and Aussie moist are really good for that and cowashing), a good deep conditoner, Also you can find a good oil like olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, etc to help keep your hair moisturized. A big part of transitioning is doing research, and that's not as bad as it sounds. Keeping a hair journal is also beneficial when you start trying out products for your hair so you can keep track of what works and what doesn't. I have thick hair also and I've found that putting my hair in sections makes detangling a lot easier. Also check out the maximum hydration method, that really helped bring my curls out. Good luck on your hair journey.
have you considered doing the "big chop?"
ive been transitioning for 6 months, and the right thing to do is stop relaxers and start deep conditioning.
If you're not comfortable or ready for a big chop, you can protective style with box braids or any long lasting style. In between getting new braids or styles, you can trim away some of the relaxed ends as you go. Also making sure you treat your scalp, moisturizing, cleansing, etc. Its a good time to become the pro of scalp massages. Get inspired and creative with different braided up dos; it will jog your creativity when you hair is completely natural. And if you decide to big chop, experiment with color, side parts, statement jewelry, and a bunch of other things.
Well first you should begin to clip your ends progressively and of course don't put much heat to it cause that reverts curls. try conditioning 2x weekly and keep your hair moisturized with butters and oils (Shea and olive)