Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Ways to prevent breakage while transitioning

Hello Naturalistas, How are you all doing? Kinks and all?

One of the things transitioning naturalistas have to deal with is breakage. Breakage is a concern more for transitioning naturalistas because your hair is strained and stressed to a certain degree at the line of demarcation
(Where previously processed hair meets your new growth) and you can create more stress for your hair if it is not properly taken care of.  Here are a few ways to prevent breakage while transitioning.

Moisturise from roots to ends; It's important to also moisturise the ends of your hair. Avoid using too many products at once as that can cause your hair to dry out easily. Moisturising and sealing your hair generously will keep your hair soft and avoid the breakage that comes with dry hair.

Detangle your wet hair only; You do not want to detangle your hair while it is dry. Detangling is easier on your hair when it is conditioned and wet.

Trim Often

Deep condition weekly; Deep conditioning is the best friend of every transitioner. Deep conditioning helps strengthen the relaxed strands and keeps the natural bit of your hair in top shape! I know deep conditioning every week seems abit too much but your hair will thank you for it.

Cut out heat

Use satin Bonnet or satin pillow; You don't anything harsh rubbing against your hair.

Protective styling; Ensure to do protective styles that requires less manipulation and protective styles that do not cause more harm than good e.g Styles that pull too much at your scalp.

Protein treatment; You can do this once a month. It strengthens the 2 textures you have. A simple protein treatment recipe is;

1 Egg
2-3 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Olive Oil (or any other oil you have)

Mix it all together then continue like you would a deep conditioning treatment.

What are the other ways you prevent your natural hair from breakage?

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