How to Transition From Relaxed Hair to
Natural Hair in 15 ways
If you’ve been growing your relaxed hair out for a while, it may be time to transition into natural hair. This can be a daunting process, especially if you’re transitioning from relaxed hair to natural. There’s a lot that goes into transitioning from relaxed hair to natural, but thankfully we’ve got some tips on how to make it easier!
Here are some tips that may guide you transitioning from relaxed hair to Natural hair:
1. Stop getting relaxers and transition.
The first step is to stop getting relaxers and transition. Relaxers are damaging, and they can cause hair loss as well as breakage, dandruff and scalp irritation. They may also cause scalp infections in some cases which may interrupt your transition process.
2. Try protective styles during the transition.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your hair out of the way while transitioning, protective styles are a good option and they help to minimize manipulation. Examples of some protective styles you might option for are twists, braids like fulani braids, box braids, faux locs, puffs, flat twists, wigs, cornrows, etc. Also consider make switching these out every two – four weeks. Protective styles are also great for those who want their natural hair to look more full.
You may want to get your hair done at a salon once or twice a month or make them yourself so that you can maintain the look of relaxed hair while transitioning out of it. This will give you something fun on weekends when everyone else is still wearing their wigs and extensions!
3. Don’t be afraid to just go for it.
As you transition out of relaxed hair, it’s important not to be afraid of the changes. You will feel a lot of different emotions—some positive and some negative—but don’t let any of them deter you from continuing forward with your natural journey. If anything negative happens while transitioning, remember that it could be temporary or even worse: maybe there’s something else going on in your life that might need attention sooner than later (like finding another job).
If something doesn’t work out during this transition period–whether due to finances or other factors outside our control–we still have options: We can stop trying new things until they become financially feasible again; we can continue doing whatever works best for us at this point in time; or we could wait until later down the road when finances allow us greater freedom before making any drastic changes again.”
4. Use a Hair Growth Serum
To help your relaxed hair transition, use a hair growth serum like OLEENA ORGANICS INTENSE HAIR FERTILIZER SERUM. This should be applied to damp hair after shampooing and conditioning, then left on for three to five minutes before rinsing out. It’s important that you leave the product in when moisturising as it helps seal in moisture and keep the hair and scalp healthy
5. Shampoo Less
If you’re looking for a way to transition from relaxed hair to natural, the best thing is to shampoo your hair ones a week or biweekly using a sulphate free shampoo. Shampooing too often can cause dryness and breakage, however, shampoos that are too infrequent can lead to buildup that makes it difficult for your scalp to absorb nutrients correctly.
When selecting a shampoo, choose one that is gentle on your scalp—this will help keep dandruff at bay (dandruff can be an embarrassing problem). If you’re looking for a specific type of shampoo that doesn’t contain sulfates or parabens (which some people find irritating), try finding one made with plant oils or essential oils instead like OLEENA ORGANICS SHEABLEND SHAMPOO
6. Moisturize Your Hair
Moisturizing is an easy way to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. To moisturize, you can use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment once or twice a week. You can also use leave-in conditioner after washing your hair. Deep conditioners and hot oils are key to keeping your hair healthy.
If you have dry, damaged or overgrown hair that needs extra attention, try using a moisturizer with added protein to strengthen the strands from the inside out (like this one). If your scalp is irritated due to irritation from wearing weaves/wigs too often, applying coconut oil directly onto it will help reduce inflammation while also adding shine! Do not apply too much though—only enough so it spreads throughout each section evenly without pooling up at any point!
7. Find a Good Stylist
Finding someone who knows what they’re doing is important! Some people like getting their hair cut by professionals because it allows them to avoid any potential bad experiences (like pain) while also giving them better results in terms of style and health benefits. On the other hand, if there aren’t many options available near where you live then finding one may become difficult—but don’t worry! There are plenty of resources available online that offer reviews from previous clients looking for new stylists near their area; these websites should be able help narrow down which ones would work best based upon criteria such as location availability etc.
8. Be Patience and Use Good products.
Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural is a process. It takes time and patience, but with the right products and techniques you’ll be able to transition effortlessly
Be patient with yourself when transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair You may feel like your hair is falling out or that it’s too dry at first, but these feelings will pass as soon as you get used to your new routine (and maybe even before). If this happens more than once or twice in the first month of switching up your regimen—as some people do—you should probably talk to someone about what’s going on!
You can’t rush the process. There’s no denying it: when you’re transitioning from relaxed hair to natural, it might take some time for your hair to look like that of a natural African American woman. It’s important not to get frustrated if your new look doesn’t come out exactly as you want it right away—that’s just how nature works!
Use good products that work for both textures (relaxed hair and natural hair)
9. Get a trim every 2-3 months
“Trims” are the best way to remove damaged ends from relaxed hair while you’re transitioning. Trims can be done at home, but they’re also more cost-effective if you go see a professional who specializes in natural hair. Your stylist will use scissors or shears to snip off any split ends on your scalp and then trim away any length ( relaxed hair) that isn’t needed for your style (think: thick layers). The cut should be short enough so that it doesn’t cause discomfort during wear but long enough so that there’s no risk of pulling at the ends during washing or drying.
If you have short hair and don’t mind having some extra length, running a comb through the section before trimming will help with definition and definition is key here because curly hair naturally grows out in waves which means there’s always going to be some texture when it comes time for styling!
10. Finger detangle and use wide-tooth combs for styling
Detangle with your fingers first before going in with a comb or brush. Detangling with a wide-tooth comb can be difficult because it’s hard to get into the crevices of your hair, but if you start by running through the strands at the base of each section (about an inch and half) with your fingers, moving on up towards where they meet on top of your head before using a wide tooth comb as this will help remove any tangles in those areas too.
Use a wide-tooth comb instead of regular combs, it works best for both your relaxed hair texture and natural hair texture and the wider the teeth are spaced apart on the comb, the more evenly distributed pressure will be applied across each section of your scalp during detangling sessions; this helps prevent split ends from forming as much quickly without causing any further damage
Don’t forget about detangling during styling sessions as well as when washing and drying after being out all day!
11. Use leave-in conditioner and a moisturizer.
Before you get out of the shower on washdays, use a deep conditioner. Deep conditioners are designed to penetrate the hair and restore moisture while they soften and restore damaged hair. It’s a great way to keep both textures (relaxed hair and natural hair) manageable.
After each style, apply a leave-in conditioner to your wet hair. Leave-in conditioners can be applied before or after styling—they both help keep your curls defined and hydrated throughout the day!
12. Be gentle on your scalp and edges.
You should be gentle on your scalp and edges when transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. This is because the scalp is sensitive, so it can take some time for you to adjust. It’s important that you use products that are gentle on your scalp, as well as products with moisture-boosting ingredients like coconut oil.
Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner—you may want to use something like Head & Shoulders Deep Conditioner since it contains keratin (a protein found in our scalps) which helps strengthen hair strands while they grow out from their previous relaxed state into healthy ones!
13. Work with your natural curl pattern.
The first thing to do is determine your natural curl pattern. This can be done by taking a picture of yourself with your hair straightened, then using the same technique to take another picture of yourself with the same hairstyle in question (with all other products and tools removed). If you have access to a mirror and are familiar with how to use it, this should be easy enough!
Once you’ve determined what your natural curl pattern looks like, work with it! You may find that working against what’s already there makes things easier or more difficult—it depends on how much time and energy are available for upkeep each day. If there isn’t any space within budget for new products or services (or if those items require spending money outside of ones allotted by insurance), then perhaps consider finding someone else who can help manage their own relaxers so long as they still have some sort of budget left over at end-of-day cleanup time.
14. Protect your hair at night.
Use a satin pillowcase, a silk scarf or bonnet to protect your hair at night to prevent your hair from rubbing against your cotton pillow or bedsheets.
To protect your hair from breakage, wear a scarf or bonnet. If you’re going to be outside in the sun for an extended period of time and need to protect your natural hair, consider wearing a silk scarf or satin lined cap or over it as well. This will help keep moisture in and prevent frizzing up and damaging the strands of your relaxed look.
15. Stay away from heat.
This is the most important thing you can do to protect your natural hair, and it’s also one of the most common mistakes that new relaxed girls make. Heat causes breakage, dryness and damage to your scalp and follicles. If you’re already at risk for damaged locks because of previous relaxers or weave weaves (or if this is a new growth cycle), I recommend avoiding heat at all costs while transitioning out of relaxed hair.
Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair can be difficult, but it’s worth it if you really want to embrace your natural texture. If you’re ready to get started, check out these tips for more ideas on how to transition.
Keep in mind that transitioning takes time. It can take up to six months for your scalp to fully recover from chemical damage caused by relaxing products
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