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How to Transition to Natural Hair Without Cutting Off All Your Relaxed Hair in the Process

You might have played with the idea of transitioning to natural hair, however you were not sure how it will impact your relaxed hair. Would you have to cut it off? Will it break off during the period of transition? Well the good news is that you can transit to natural hair with hardly any breakage at all. Don't get me wrong, there will be some breakage, but by far not as much as you might be afraid of. All you need is to employ some healthy hair care tips that are given below.

Before anything else, are you sure you want to go the natural route? Are you comfortable with the idea? It won't be as easy as snapping your fingers and you might experience periods of doubt, however hang on and eventually you will be there - and you will be glad that you're there!

Also you need to be prepared that hair breakage will happen, this is unavoidable. It will usually occur at the exact point where the new natural hair is touching your relaxed part. So the first tip I have to give you is make sure that this very line is well moisturized at all times, to prevent strong breakages. The new hair will be softened enough to prevent major problems. Also you will be able to easier handle it and breakages will be really minimal.

Also you might need to get some protein hair treatments that effectively give it extra strength and protect it from getting overly damaged. Depending on the treatment type you choose, you can either go for a major one that can be done every 6 weeks or a mild one that can be done weekly. Once the treatment is done you need to apply to your mane a good conditioner that moisturizes your strands.

There are some hair styles that you can easily use in the meantime during the transition period, such as the two strand twists, roller sets, flat twists, sew in waves and several others. They will act as a protective buffer and allow you to blend both hair types well.

You can do a few trims of the lower parts during the transition period in order to avoid any split ends from forming and going up the hair shaft. Also this prevents any tangling and basically gives your locks a nice clean look.

When washing your hair use a good shampoo, followed by a deep conditioner, then a moisturizing conditioner and finally use a leave in conditioner for best results. Basically you need to treat your strands properly and attentively to avoid unnecessary breakages while the natural hair is forming.

Also when using blow dryers, use only good quality ones that do not burn your strands and are gentle on your mane.