Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair – MUST Do Preps w/ Tips, Products, Regimen

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Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair! In the recent years transitioning from natural to relaxed has been the most trending topic amongst black women. Many factors has effect this decision. One of them is the fact that hair care is more accessible via hair blogs like this one, hair boards and social media. Many women chose to relax their hair due to their lack of knowledge of natural hair care because relaxed hair is all they were used to. Thus, having the knowledge and equipment to maintain their hair give them a boost of confidence before beginning the transitioning from relaxed to natural hair journey. The hair product industry has taken great interest in our hair and its needs. Almost every brand has a “natural” hair line that caters to African American hair textures and patterns.

Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair Preps, Tips, Products, Regemen!

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1. Preps to Transition to Natural Hair (MUST do things before transitioning from relaxed to natural hair):

A lot of women ask how to transition to natural hair from relaxed? There are two ways of going natural you can either transition or big chop. Most women choose to transitioning from relaxed to natural hair for a year or two before getting rid of their relaxed ends. There isn’t a right or wrong way its a matter of preference. Blow are 4 tips to keep in mind before even thinking about transitioning from relaxed to natural hair:

* Be knowledgeable of natural hair care
* Choose your method of going natural (transitioning)
* Know your hair texture and pattern
* Prepare your self mentally. (Some women don’t know their hair patterns)

2. You Need (products needed to start transitioning from relaxed to natural hair):

To transition from relaxed to natural you might be able to use some of the old products you used on your relaxed hair however you will need new ones that caters to both hair textures.

Dealing with two textures can be challenging. You will need products that agree with both textures. Its a matter of trial and error as different products works for different hair types.


* Hydrating, moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo

Suggestions: Eden BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo, Giovanni Ultra-Moist Shampoo, Kinky-Curly Come Clean, Scruples White Tea Restorative Shampoo, Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla, Mixed Chicks Sulfate Free Shampoo.

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* Deep Conditioning Treatment

Suggestions: Aveda Moisturizing Masque, Agadir Argan Oil Moisture Masque, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, Scruples White Tea Restorative Conditioner, As I Am Hydration Elation. Also can be purchased from Sally Beauty Store!

MUST READ: 10 Best Deep Hair Conditioners For African-American / Black Women

* Leave In Conditioner

Suggestions: Crème of Nature Perfect 7, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, ApHogee Curlific Moisture Rich Leave-In, It’s A 10 Leave-In, Kinky-Curly Knot Today

MUST SEE: Homemade Leave in Conditioner – Tutorials and Tips

* Heat Protectant

Suggestions: Agadir Hair Shield, Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep, Ion Heat Protection Spray, Dr. Miracle’s Blow Out Foam, Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Setting Foam, Kiehl’s Heat-Protective Silk-Straightening Cream, Crème of Nature Perfect 7

* Texture Softener/ Elasticity products

Suggestions: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, ApHogee Curlific Texture Treatment, Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner, Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Bamboo Conditioner, Paul Mitchell Super-Charged Moisturizer, It’s a Ten Miracle Mask

* Moisturizers

Suggestions: Oyin Hair Dew, Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love, Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer, PhytoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Cream, Mizani Rose H20 Hairdress

* Hair Oils

Jamaican castor oil, Haitian castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil.

* Satin Scarf, Combs and Brushes

Suggestions: Naturally Curly Shower Comb, Plugged In Set, Ouidad Wide-Toot Comb, Hair Art Ceramic Detangling Comb Flor Bella Boutique, Solid Silk Scarves, Proclaim Satin Bonnet, Morning Glamour Satin Pillowcase Set, Headcovers 100% Pure Silk Scarves.

READ: Natural Hair Moisturizer: 10 Best Moisturizers for Black Women


4. How to Transition to Natural Hair (Instructions + Video)

To transition from relaxed to natural hair, you MUST first stop relaxing. Most women transition for a year to two years then get rid of the relaxed ends. Here are some details on transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. Press play!

Video by: glamtwinz334

Video by: DPrincess28

5. How to Take Care your Natural Hair after Transitions (maintenance regimen, products to use etc)

CONGRATS! You have fully transitioned or decided to big chop either way you are now fully natural. It is imperative that you come up with a natural hair regimen that works for you. How to take care of your natural hair after transitions? Here are some natural hair regimen. Press Play!

Video by: NaturalNeiicey

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