Transitioning to Natural Hair: Are You Ready?

Transitioning to Natural Hair: Are You Ready?

By Emily-Ann Brown

Congratulations, you made the choice of transitioning to natural hair! Now what? Many of us including myself, transition without understanding the journey. My knowledge, comes from trial and error, like many natural hair beauties. I was under the impression that it would be easy. I mean, it is my hair, right? How hard could this really be? It has come to my attention that there are certain questions, you need to ask yourself. Especially, if you are the type to be indecisive or frequently change your mind. It may be very good idea to plan out your transition period, and set your schedule to do your big chop. Here are examples of questions you can ask yourself.

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  1. Are you ready?

  2. Why are you going natural? (this will become clear as you move along in your journey)

  3. How do you plan to do your transitioning from relaxed to natural hair?

  4. Do you know your hair type 1,2,3, and 4?

  5. Do you know if you have low, normal, or high porosity hair ?

  6. What kind of protective styling are you going to use?

  7. What kind support will work for you i.e videos, blogs, or natural hair friend(buddy system)

  8. How comfortable are you with rocking natural hairstyles for short hair?

  9. How would you rate your patience level, one being low and three being very high?

  10. What day of the week will be your wash day?

  11. What are your natural hair goals? Length retention, healthy natural hair, moisturizer control, thick hair, or all of the above?

  12. What natural hair care products will you use? Shampoo, conditioners, leave-ins, and moisturizers etc..

Tip: Knowing your natural hair types may aid in the selection process when purchasing hair products for natural hair. Reducing the feeling of being overwhelmed by wide range of lines currently in the market.

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Questions like the ones mentioned above may save you time, and make product selection process much easier. I want nothing more than to see you embrace your natural hair journey, and with a little patience you will achieve desired results. It may be in your best interest to go through these questions to evaluate your current mindset. Keep in mind this journey will test your level of patience and consistency. May your natural hair journey be dripping with finesse and all its glory.

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