Tips for Transitioning From Chemically Relaxed Hair to Natural Curls
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Tips for Transitioning From Chemically Relaxed Hair to Natural Curls

Embracing your natural hair type can be an empowering experience, but it can also be very expensive and time consuming. A transition from relaxed to curly hair can make you feel impatient, seeking out the springy coils you desire. Part of the journey, however, is accepting your curl pattern, instead of comparing your look to those you find on Instagram or Pinterest. You might be surprised: your style might end up like nothing you’ve ever seen. .

And that can be a good thing.

At the start of your transition, it’s wise to start with a good trim to get rid of dead, thin or split ends. The ends of your hair are bound to become more brittle as your hair transitions into a natural curl, so the earlier you get rid of them, the better.

Stay Away From Direct Heat Sources

These sources include avoiding blow dryers and flat irons. Direct heat makes your transitioning hair susceptible to breakage. Almost all relaxed hair has some level of heat damage, prolonged exposure makes the problem worse. Simply wear your hair in styles that don’t require heat. Or if you diffuse, put it on a cool setting.

Keep Hair as Moisturized as Possible

As you progress further into the transition, your ends may become weaker and you will notice more breakage when you shampoo your hair. Moisturizing your hair with Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein will moisturize your hair and prevent breakage.

Deep Condition Every Two Weeks

Deep conditioning with Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner helps encourage healthy new growth. Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein also retains moisture, particularly in colder weather.

Detangle With Conditioner and Flexy Brush Combo

Flexy Brush is a phenomenal brush designed to take into the shower with you. Combing through hair has never been easier than it is when combining the Flexy Brush with Curl Keeper Leave In Conditioner. Both work in unison to detangle with ease and make brushing through hair less painful. Using this method will alleviate breakage and cause less strain on the scalp, no matter how tangled your hair is.

Things You Should Know Before Transitioning To Your Natural Hair

You have to learn to dedicate more time to caring for your hair – revitalizing your authentic curls is a process. The beauty of having chemically relaxed hair is that you spend less time caring for it. However, natural hair requires washing, detangling, moisturizing, and styling.

Getting to Your Dream Hair Takes Longer Than You Expect

Following a long period of straightening your hair with a flat iron or using chemicals to alter your hair’s natural texture, your natural curls will take longer to assume their original shape. It is important to not be deterred by the amount of time it is taking for your hair to repair itself. If you keep with your routine you will see results in due time!

Moisturizing Will Become an Essential Part of Your Routine

Curly hair is naturally dryer than straight hair, so moisturizing regularly is essential. Look for hydrating products such as Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein to provide your hair with nourishing moisture your hair desires.

You Will Have to Trim Your Hair Regularly

Since you want your natural curls to come out, cutting off dead or frayed ends can speed up your hair’s transition. The amazing transformation your hair will undergo will be undeniable when combining these products and tips to your hair routine. Those bouncy, frizz free curls will be back in no time!