Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair can be a long and often difficult journey. It requires patience, commitment, and dedication to learn how to care for your new curls. Fortunately, there are many helpful tips you can use along the way that will help make the transition easier. Here are four of our top tips from StyldLife Crown Club for transitioning natural hair.
1. Use Quality Hair Products
Invest in quality products specifically designed for curly and natural hair types. This type of product will nourish your hair and keep it healthy during the transition process. We recommend using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners as well as leave-in conditioners and oils that will help keep your scalp moisturized while protecting your strands from damage caused by heat or friction.
2. Protective Styling
Protective styling is essential when transitioning because it helps protect your new growth from breakage as well as prevents heat damage from styling tools such as curling irons or flat irons. Try braiding or twisting your strands into protective styles like a braid out or twist out to keep them safe while still allowing you to wear different hairstyles throughout the week without heat styling every day.
3. Trim Your Hair Regularly
Big chop or not, trimming your hair regularly is important to ensure that split ends don’t travel up the shaft of the strand and cause unnecessary damage further down the line.
4. Be Patient
Finally, remember to be patient with yourself during this process! It can take up to a year (or longer) for some people to fully transition their hair so try not to get discouraged if it takes longer than expected! Every head of hair is unique so take some time to research different products, styles, and techniques until you find what works best for you and enjoy the journey! Still not sure where to begin, booking a one-on-one StyldLife session with one of our haircare professionals and joining the #StyldLifeCrownClub would best help your needs. By getting a virtual consultation with a professional hairstylist with years of experience you're able to get personalized help from the comfort of your own home.
Transitions can be tricky but they don't have to be daunting! With proper preparation, thoughtful product selection, regular trims, and protective styling techniques - anyone can achieve beautiful natural curls without compromising their current length or the health of their strands! At StyldLife Crown Club we strive to provide quality resources and products specifically designed for those making transitions back into their natural texture - making this process more enjoyable every step of the way!