If you've spent your entire life chemically relaxing your natural curls and are ready for a change, you've come to the right place. While we support all women in whatever they decide to do with their curls, we're also all about embracing one's natural texture. Transitioning can feel daunting, but fortunately you're alone. Here are tips for making the transition from relaxed to natural curls smoothly. Once you take the plunge, you're sure to love your natural curls!
Making The Transition From Relaxed To Natural Curls Smoothly
It's going to take a lot of work, trial, and error to go from chemically treated or relaxed curls to naturally curls. During this process, have patience with yourself, and your strands. Your hair needs to adjust to its natural state, and you need to learn to care for curls. It's going to take some time to adjust, and for your strands to grow.
Lots of conditioner:
After you make the plunge, make sure you're investing in good quality conditioners, including a protein rich deep conditioner, and a hydrating conditioner. Chemical treatments damage the structure of your natural curls, meaning your strands will need extra support to grow in healthily.
If you aren't used to having naturally curly hair, you might also not be entirely used to tangles. Tangles, snarls, and knots are part of having naturally curly hair. However, it doesn't have to be a trial of it. Get the right tools and products to successfully and safely detangle your curls. You'll need conditioner to create slip, and a wide toothed comb. You can also use your fingers to tackle each knot individually.
Many women transitioning avoid the stylist because they don't want to lose length. While this is understandable, it's also important to get your ends trimmed regularly. This will remove the damaged and dead ends, which allows strong, healthy, curls to grow in. You'll see your natural texture come in much more quickly when you get your curls trimmed regularly.