transitioning

Styles That Give Transitioning Hair a Blended Look

While transitioning from relaxed hair to wearing your natural hair, it can be difficult finding hair styles that blend your straight hair with the newly growing textured hair. The tighter your curl pattern, the more obvious the point of demarkation (the point where your straight hair ends and your textured hair begins). When I was …

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How to Minimize Breakage During Your Transition

When it comes to transitioning, breakage has always been a big concern. Maintaining and manipulating two completely different textures yields a significant amount of “wear and tear” on the hair. As your natural texture begins to grow in, your relaxed hair will become increasingly more and more fragile with time. But that doesn’t mean that you have to …

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Natural is a State of Being: Considerations for Newbie Naturals (Part 2)

Going natural requires developing a thick skin and being prepared to be interrogated about why you would choose to pursue such a different path. The difficult part to cope with is that these criticisms will come from family, friends and sometimes a spouse or significant other. When I first went natural a coworker said to …

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