The road from chemically-processed hair to natural is riddled with challenges. CONDITIONING Patience is the most important aspect of managing your journey to natural hair. You’ll need professional support from a stylist so make sure you identify one with a good understanding of afro hair and relaxed hair to be able to properly look after both textures. You should make an equal effort to educate yourself about your curls in order to correctly treat it at home. Your DIY routine has to include a protein-rich or hydrating conditioner as kinky hair is generally very dry so it needs to be constantly fed provided with moisture from the products we use. STYLING Treating two curl patterns is a challenge as the straightened hair grows out, you will be tempted to use texture altering methods and tools to manage your mane. We urge you not to as this will change your natural curl pattern, therefore extending the process of transitioning. Bantu knots are a great heat-less styling method that will assist you in promoting your natural curl pattern and simultaneously styling the hair. You can create that from damp or dry hair as an overnight stretching technique. TRIMMING There will come a time in this process where you will have to trim off the processed hair, but you will decide at which length you want to do this. The sooner you do it the better especially if your chemically straightened hair was damaged.
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