Sunday, 28 April 2013

Caring for your dual textured hair while transitioning


Hi Naturalistas!

Last time I started talking about managing your dual textured hair, that is as a result of transitioning. If you missed it click here
One of the problems most people have is breakage. This is due to the different textured hair (the relaxed and the natural) growing as one. Usually, the hair splits where the two of them meet resulting in massive hair loss.

Here are 7 helpful tips:
1. Avoid heat - Some people make the mistake of promoting this massive hair loss by using a lot of heat in an attempt to straighten the hair to make the two parts blend. Like I mentioned earlier, the best thing to do is to treat your whole head as though it were all natural. It is the safer alternative. Excessive exposure to heat will dry the hair out and cause fizziness and breakage

2. Moisturize - moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Never stop moisturizing. It will prevent your hair from drying out and breaking off. Deep conditioning your hair is a nice way to ensure maximum moisture retention.

3. Use natural hair friendly styles: try the braid outs, the twist outs, the Bantu knots and the pin ups. 

4. Protective styling: if need be put it away under a nice weave or with braids, or wrap it all up with a scarf.

5. Avoid tension: Avoid the excessive combing. Invest in a good wide tooth comb, moisturize the hair well before combing and remember to finger dentangle to ease the knots.

6. Avoid harsh chemicals - Check your hair products and make sure they promote natural hair growth as opposed to maring your efforts. 

7. Take the extra steps - for example, you will need to guard your hair from rough textures by using a nice satin bonnet when sleeping, do not neglect it just because you have the processed parts overlapping it, it still matters.

I'll be back with a few hair styling pictures just to give you a visual interpretation of some of the styles I mentioned, and maybe a step by step tutorial for some of them. 
Let me know what ever style you would like me to take you through, I or our style expert can give you a step by step guide on how to replicate it.
Until then, keep your heads high and rock your kinks with pride.

JB
twitter: @janylbenyl

3 comments :

  1. Great Post. These tips really help me while I'm transitioning! !!


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  2. I'm currently transitioning, and these tips will be very useful!

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  3. Thank you so much for these tips. Many sites don't offer this kind of insight for newbies like myself.

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