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Transitioning From Chemically Relaxed Hair to Natural Hair Effortlessly

You may ask yourself, how do I care for my natural hair? I have no idea how to care for this new hair texture, how can I mask the two textures? Although your texture is not new, it's new to you if you've been chemically altering its texture for some time. That's OK because this is a learning experience and you just need some time to familiarize yourself with your "new" natural texture.

The area of your hair where the straight, chemically relaxed hair meets your curly hair texture is the line of demarcation. You will see that this demarcation line is more apparent as your hair continues to grow. Many people roller set their hair or wear twist-out hairstyles to mask this very defined line so that they can continue to maintain the length of their hair as it continues to grow out. Several others wait for the hair to grow a couple of inches before they chop off all of the relaxed hair. This is commonly referred to as the "big chop" or a "TWA - teeny-weeny-afro". That's the stage where your relaxed hair has been completely cut off and your natural curls shine!

Regardless of whether you choose to transition slowly and maintain your relaxed tresses in the process or if you decide that chopping all of the relaxed ends off and sport a short hairstyle is the way to go, proper care is essential.

Here are some tips to help you transition from chemically relaxed to your naturally curly hair:

  • 1. Deep condition your hair on a regular basis. Conditioning your hair bi-weekly helps to maintain moisture while strengthening the hair in the process.
  • 2. Don't pull your hair back in a tight pony tail. The line of demarcation (where your relaxed hair meets your natural curly texture is very weak). Try to create hairstyles that don't pull on the hair. Loose styles are best.
  • 3. Use products that are moisturizing and all natural to help you transition. Learn more about some excellent naturally organic curly hair products specifically formulated for those transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair below.
  • 4. Be Patient. As you begin to learn about your natural texture and experiment with it to see what works and what doesn't. Remember, everyone's hair is very unique and different. We have different porosity levels, moisture levels and textures so something that may work for your best friend, may not necessarily work for you so experiment with various styling methods and products to see what works best for you and your unique curls.
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