Contemplating the natural hair journey but are not ready for the chop? Are you worried about what your hair will look like? Are you just scared?
Transitioning is your starting point and I am eager to provide with you with an inside look at my transitioning journey.
What does transitioning mean?
It means that you are NO LONGER relaxing your hair and allowing your natural hair to grow, without altering its natural state.
Does that make sense?
Those who know me, know that I love my hair!
I have always taken good care of take it. Just like anything in life that you own or cherish, maybe your house or your car, hair also needs constant, regular maintenance and care to reach its full potential.
Think about it.
A business venture will not excel if the business owner does not invest time and effort into its development and growth.
What do I mean by regular care and maintenance?
Shampooing: to get rid of dirt and product residue
Deep Conditioning Treatment: to strengthen your hair
Moisturizing: to prevent your hair from dryness.
[P.S.: Moisturized hair leads to beautiful hair-dos. TRUST ME!]
Trimming: to get rid of damaged hair, which leads to breakage
Sounds like a handful but once you get a hang of your routine, it’s not that bad.
I used the CANTU natural hair product hair line during my transitioning period. At the time, it was the hair care line that was most talked about in the YT videos I watched.
I bought the:
Moisturizing Cream Shampoo
Moisturizing Rinse Out Conditioner
Coconut Curling Cream
Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream
These products worked for me and just because they did for me, does not mean that they will for you as we all have different hair types and textures.
I am just keeping it 100 with you.
When it came to styling, I found that twistouts worked for me during this stage and stuck to it.
When I needed a break from styling my hair, I got braids or kinky twists done.
The braids and kinky twists helped with protecting my hair from the cold weather and also promoting growth.
I kept the kinky twists/braids in for about 6 weeks maximum so that I could regularly shampoo and most importantly, DEEP CONDITION my hair in between.
If you are like me who is daring and loves to take risks, S T A R T.
I am here to help if you are hesitant about this life changing decision that will be so rewarding in the end, that you’ll wish you had started earlier!