There’s no doubt that the natural hair trend is growing exponentially and that it has drastically changed the face of the black hair care market. If you’ve decided to join the masses and are transitioning now, here are some tips that will be helpful to you on your journey.
Find your go-tos
Find your go-to regimen and styles. Find a regimen that works for you, from the quantity of time you spend taking care of your hair to the products that you will use. This may take time to figure out, but it’s important to get it down pat so you don’t have setbacks. It’s also a good idea to find a style or two that you love, one that will mix your two very different hair textures together. Twist outs are great for this. A handy protective style in your arsenal will help you, also.
Keep your scalp clean
A clean scalp is a healthy scalp. Use a gentle but effective shampoo to wash your hair; you may need to wash every two weeks or every two days. If you have a lot of buildup, use a gentle clarifying shampoo, just be sure to deep condition afterwards.
Deep conditioner is your friend
Straightening your hair has likely done a bit of damage, so you need a deep conditioner that will hydrate, strengthen, improve elasticity, banish frizz and make you hair feel silky.
Have the right tools
A satin or even better, real silk scarf is a natural’s best friend. These are great to sleep in so your hair doesn’t get dried out on your sheets or your pillow; a nice alternative is a satin pillowcase. You’ll also want to have quality shears, a trusty wide-toothed comb and lots of bobby pins.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. This is an essential part of your journey because you really need to get to know your hair.