TRANSITION IN STYLE
Have you finally decided to transition to natural hair? If that is a yes, welcome to the natural hair community darling. We are honored to have you. We believe your natural hair is beautiful, and we are here to help nurture it. I know you are wondering, “Where do I start?” Well, the first step involves picking how you want to transition. Do you want the “Big chop,” or do you want to transition slowly? This is the hardest decision when it comes to this journey. You might be super scared of short hair or frustrated with two hair textures. Whichever decision you make, we are glad you are embracing your natural hair.
The big chop
For those who picked “The big chop,” You are brave! Deciding to cut off the hair you have grown for years is not easy. We know the sense of liberation, new beginnings, and inspiration that comes with letting your hair go, so you are definitely on the right path. But we all want fast growth and volume after that drastic change; this is where Mizizi black castor oil and palm kernel come in. Massage the two into your scalp as often as possible, and you will definitely see change. Get Sheba wash and Go gel to
make your curls pop once you have had some growth. Short hairstyles can also be exciting, experiment with colors and different hairstyles; you might even find you look awesome in short hair and decide to keep the look.
This is a great choice for people who cannot pull off having short hair, trust me, we know ourselves. I know you are tempted to relax your hair again once you see that demarcation line staring back at you. This is the line that divides your new Natural natural hair and your relaxed hair. Do not do it, instead try blending in the two textures with styles like twists outs.
What to do when transitioning
Moisture is essential for African hair and even more critical for transitioning hair. This is because this type of hair(mostly your treated hair) is weak and has the demarcation line we talked about earlier. This is a point of weakness in your strands, and having dry and brittle hair encourages breakage, mostly in this section. Keeping your hair moisturized ensures your locks are flexible when combing and styling, therefore, minimizing chances of it breaking.
Nothing beats water when it comes to hair moisture. Do daily spritz with Sheth Naturals rose-water and then apply an oil like coconut or avocado to keep that moisture and give you the perfect shine.
In addition, avoid shampoos that strip your hair of its natural oils, try sulfate-free shampoos like the Sheba Moisturizing shampoo bar. It leaves your hair moisturized and ensures your scalp is not dry and flaky.
We all need strong hair; this is especially true for transitioners. Deep conditioning provides proteins and moisture your hair desperately needs. Deep condition your hair every two weeks or even every week. It all depends on how strong your hair feels. You can try Sheba Moisturizing deep conditioner. It has the perfect balance of protein and moisture to give your hair the strength we all desire.
African hair hates unnecessary manipulation. Our hair has so many curls. This means we have multiple points of weakness where these curls meet. It is, therefore, important that we avoid messing will our hair too much to prevent breakage. This can be done by embracing protective hairstyles. Get the best one for you and let your hair grow under the protection of your new hairdo.
4.No chemicals, No heat
I would like to emphasize that this is very important. Avoid harsh chemicals that dry your hair or mess with your scalp’s Ph. Try and use all Natural products to wash and condition your hair. The Mizizi range of cold-pressed oils ensures your hair remains moisturized while keeping your scalp in perfect health.