In continuation to the basic hair care regimen of Transitioning I posted earlier, I am writing the basic Do’s and Don’t to follow while you are transitioning. Hope it helps! 🙂
Currently transitioning from Heat damaged to natural hair myself, I know the struggle and I am totally aware of the highs and lows of the journey. So, I am sharing few pointers to keep in mind while you are transitioning.
Let’s start with the Do’s:
Do have a consistent hair care and hair wash regimen. While starting on transition to natural hair, do fix a hair care and hair wash regimen and stick to it. Decide what type of products wanna use, select few initial products and then start with a consistent regimen.
Do deep condition as often as possible: Deep conditioning is the key!. Our hair is ever thirsty for more and more moisture and needs a lot of conditioning. When we are transitioning, our hair is in dire need of excessive moisture. Deep conditioning is that one thing that revives our hair quicker than anything else. Daily usage of rinse off conditioners and rinse-off conditioners is not enough. Deep conditioning should be done weekly once at the least!!
Do a protein treatment every month at the least: While transitioning from heat damaged or relaxed hair, it is best to do protein treatment for your hair. It helps in restoring the lost protein and filling the damaged parts and giving hair strength. It is a mandatory step to do while transitioning coz our hair is prone to a lot of breakage.
Here is a DIY gelatin protein pack.
Do have a go-to hairstyle for your transitioning hair for those not-on-fleek hair days. We all need this.
Do have a CurlFriend – friend, relative or anyone who understands and supports you in your curly hair journey. I am lucky to have family as well as friends who support all my crazy decisions so this one was rather easy for them to support!! 😀
Let’s jump on to the don’t’s now, shall we?
Don’t expect overnight results. Transitioning is a slow process. It takes months to get to see your natural hair and pattern. So be patient.
Don’t flat iron or blow dry or use heat on your hair. If you have relaxed hair, once your natural hair grows out, the difference in the texture might be striking and we might be tempted to flat iron those to match rest of our hair. I would suggest not to do that coz we are looking for healthy natural hair. Frequent flat ironing or blow drying might damage hair.
Don’t get dejected or too caught up in others’ comments. Many people just don’t understand your decision of embracing your natural hair. Ignore them. Period.
Don’t expect someone lelse’s . Everyone’s hair journey and hair pattern is different and unique to themselves. Compare with someone else only to feel motivated!
Hope it helps