Transition Tips & Tricks

Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair can be a total pain in the (insert expletive). It feels like you hair is ugly, unmanageable, and unkempt. Trust me, I've been there. 
I transitioned for a little over a year before I cut off my relaxed hair, so I went through so many negative emotions as I transitioned. I'm here to help you avoid the negativity!

So what exactly is transitioning? 

Transitioning is a process in which you refrain from relaxing your hair and allow your hair to grow naturally; free from any chemicals that may alter the texture and curl pattern of your hair. 

For those of you that have taken the step to stop relaxing here are some tips to keep you sane as you make the big switch.

Make sure you keep your hair moisturized

 Invest in a good leave-in conditioner and a good oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil in order to seal in the moisture. 

Don't be afraid to experiment with different hairstyles

Pick styles that will allow your natural roots blend with your relaxed ends.

Braids/Braid Outs
Flat Twists
Curlformers/Flexi Rod Sets
Buns/Roll & Tucks
Hair Extensions

Tuck your ends (while moisturizing) 

Using styles such as buns or pins ups will keep your ends from splitting.

"Dust your Ends" 

as your hair grows lightly trim the permed ends using shears.

Use a great gel or edge control 

This will help make your edges look sleek. Ecostyler Gel (Olive Oil) was my best friend as I transitioned and I still use it, today!


A great flower, or headband can save any hairstyle and make you feel gorgeous.

Don't give up! 

This awkward phase will pass and you will be glad that you stayed the course.

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