| WHAT'S THE BIGGEST SURPRISE YOU'VE EVER HAD AT THE SALON?
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has had bad experiences at a hair salon. About more than a year ago, I had my hair over processed. The stylist(relaxing my hair for the first time) left the chemical for far too long in my hair, put me under a hood drier far too long. Months later I decided to transition to natural. I have a confession to make..I love my new growth!!
HEALTHY HAIR TIPS
1. Do not make the same mistakes as I once did. Speak up! No one loves your hair more than you do. Hand your stylist YOUR go-to hair products that you trust.
2. Time your stylist, yes time her. You know your hair best. Check their heat settings, apprise them on what your hair loves.
3. Never relax over heat damaged and over processed hair, this won't solve the problem.
4. Cut your hair and start over if it is damaged. I know this is the hardest to hear. Relaxing over damaged hair will only worsen the situation and thin out your hair. Either transition or cut it off!
5. Keep hair moisturized. Dry hair is brittle and causes more damage.
6. Detangle hair from the bottom up using your wide-tooth comb. When transitioning, finger detangling is your best friend.
I've been transitioning since the 13th of February 2016 and i've noticed some positive change to my hair. My roots are thicker and fuller.I also love length,my high puffs low puffs protective styles you name it. So on my next post I will take you through step by step on which steps to take in order to manage 2 textured hair(transitioning hair).I cannot wait for the big chop!
HOW TO MANAGE TRANSITIONING HAIR
While embracing your natural hair type is a beautiful thing, it can be costly, time consuming and frustrating. You may find this process even harder when you are suffering from over processed hair. The two very different textures, coupled together are not the easiest to manage. Hope the following tips will help somehow.
TRANSITIONING HAIR TIPS
1. wash your hair as normal.
2. deep condition, condition, moisturized and oil hair. I would advise you to make use of natural organic products with aquar as the first ingredient.
3. detangle hair when damp (preferably with a wide toothcomb or your fingers).
4. keep scalp clean.
5. keep hair in protective styles. This reduces breakage.
6. work through hair in sections.
7. if you prefer combs to detangle, start from end to root. I personally prefer finger
8. use little to no heat.
9. Do an oil treatment and a pre-poo at least once a month.
9. Bantu knot outs, twist outs, braid outs,wigs etc are the best protective styles you can rock to avoid manipulating your transitioning hair.Ecostyler gel is my go to product.
10. baby your ends, they are the weakest part of your hair!
*YOUR WASH DAY MAY TAKE LONGER THAN EXPECTED, BE PATIENT :-)