I love watching transitioning videos. When I started my natural hair journey from pressed hair, I would frequent Youtube quite often to see how others have done it. Watching how others did it has been a source of inspiration for me. I’ve even released my own transitioning series to natural hair.
Today I have something glamorous, it is glamorous because it’s from the Glamtwinz334. If you have been a follower of these girls for a while then you know how gorgeous they are, and their hair tutorials have always been great.
They have released a video about how they transitioned to natural hair. Their hair have always looked naturally curly so it was a bit of a shock for me to find out that they have not always been natural. Lately, you’ll notice a bit of a change in their pattern. They’re wearing their hair more straight than before.
Anyway, watch the video to learn about their relaxed to natural hair transitioning journey. In there, you will find other tips and methods that they recommend you to follow while transitioning.
Everyone’s hair is different in many regards so not every tips will work for everyone. Though, these are not harmful advice, that’s why most will benefit from them. Not every tips in the video I followed when I transitioned, so please feel free to alter or deviate as you please.
1.) Trim your ends frequently. This is crucial if you don’t want to do the big chop. I know a lot of you ladies out there don’t really want to chop off your hair in the beginning. But, at the same time having curly hair at the root and straight hair at the end doesn’t look right. By trimming more frequently you can get rid of the relaxed hair much faster.
2.) Deep conditioning every single week. Keeping your hair moisturized will help from breakage. The part where the natural and relaxed hair meet is very tenous so keep it moisturized
3.) Protective styling. Protective styles are things like bantu knots, braid out, updo, twist out and extensions.
4.) Extra gentle when detangling. There is not much to say about this one. You all know that…right! Expecially when transitioning your hair is a bit more flimsy. If you’re not careful you’ll experience a lot of breakage which is not good for your hair.
5.) Stay away from heat while transitioning. You want to not have any heat damage to your hair. It slows down your growth which isn’t helpful when transitioning. If you’re going to do it anyway, put on heat protectant hair styling products. They are available everywhere at places like: Sally beauty supply stores, Target, Carols Daughter, Curlmart.com etc… There are just a few places.
6.) Be Patient. This is a journey and sometimes it can take some time to arrive at your destination. This is crucial for many reasons beside just your peace of mind which is crucial indeed. Change takes time and when it comes to something like hair, which doesn’t grow over night, it can really test your patience. Don’t get overhelmed either as you are doing something healthy for your hair. It’s like exercising it takes time to see result.
Don’t start if you’re not going to finish. And if you’re just now getting started then be inspired by watching videos of others doint it. Take comfort in knowing that one day your hair will look just as glamorous as theirs.
In closing, keep in mind that this is a personal journey. Natural hair is not a discernment on how bad relaxed hair is, so keep it civil.