How To Transition To Natural Hair WITHOUT The BIG CHOP!

In recent years, natural hair has grew in popularity, especially where I’m located. A friend of my mother told her that “I never seen so many women with natural hair”! I LOVED that statement. I believe that most women are turned off about the idea of going natural because they believe that would have to cut off all of their hair…..
Though so many have chosen this option, I could not bring myself to cutting off ALL my hair that I had worked so hard to grow. So here’s a quick layout of how to get hair like this….without doing the Big Chop or cutting off your relaxed or chemically treated hair!

1. Buy and use “Natural” hair products!

-depending on your budget, invest in quality products, designed to help natural hair, that also do not include harmful ingredients like, petroleum jelly, mineral oil and other harmful ingredients.

2. Wear Protective styles!

-there are many Protective Styles to choose from, including:

*Braids, Cornrows, Bantu Knots, Finger Coils, Plaits, Wigs, Puns and the likes..

3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

-I can not stress the importance of this step. Curly, natural hair can be kinky, coily and brittle looking. This is due to each individuals curl strand. In order to keep hair from becoming dry and breaking(especially when transitioning, being that hair is in its most sensitive states), you should moisturize and seal natural hair on a consistent(preferably daily) basis, especially during this transitioning period.

Get regular trims!

-when I started my natural journey, I wore braids for a long period of time, never clipping or trimming my natural hair UNTIL I decided to cut the rest of my perm off. I believe that this was a BIG NO-NO! I would advise all transitioners to clip their relaxed hair on a regular basis in order for hair to grow even and healthy. Investigate the state of your hair to determine the frequency of clippings. Most importantly…

5. Be patient!

-patience is key to achieving a healthy head full of chemically-free natural hair! I understand the anxiety of getting rid of relaxed hair and obtaining a new head of hair but exercising patience will help the process run smoother and decrease the possibility of future disappointment.

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About Beauty As Designed

I am a Christian daughter of Yahweh, wife and mother of 4 of the most beautiful and awesome kids! I love the Lord Jesus and cherish each and every day He allows me to live and grow. I love taking care of my family, blogging, singing, writing and the word of God. This world is such an enormous place. I believe that just a little bit of laughter and light can transform our world into a place that brings glory to the Lord Most High. I enjoy finding out new ways to make my life and the lives of other women more efficient, economical and beautiful. I enjoy gaining godly wisdom in new area's. I love helping others to see the joy of all aspects of life and live the abundant life that Jesus came for them to life. I love ALL things natural...natural hair, healthy living & recipes, fitness, fashion and DIY projects and crafts. Learning to experience God's fullness in every area...spirit, soul and body, is my goal:)

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