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How to go from straightened to natural hair?

Straightening gives you six to eight weeks of beautifully smooth and silky hair. However, going from straight to natural hair is difficult due to the odd curls, split ends, and completely broken hair. Do not lose hope, because there is a way to recover. Recovering your “natural” beauty is a wonderful and interesting thing to discover yourself.

However, as the saying goes: “ripe banana does not turn green” and so it is with straightened hair. Once processed, it does not return to its original texture, so it is necessary to get rid of the straightened hair to make way for the new growth. There are two ways to start the journey to natural hair, make a transition period and deal with two textures or the famous “great cut”.

Keeping your natural hair healthy

Keep your hair hydrated. The biggest difficulty with making this transition is preventing your hair from breaking due to damage and dryness. Do what you can to keep your hair hydrated and conditioned by using a conditioner regularly. Every night before going to sleep, apply coconut or olive oil to all of your hair and let it soak in for 30 minutes to an hour. This will help to moisturize your hair and fill it with nutrients that will strengthen the demarcation line (the part of the hair where the transition occurs).

When you wash your hair, add a little conditioner to the strands before you apply the shampoo. This will help prevent the shampoo from removing all the moisture. Then condition as usual.

Consider using a leave-in conditioner throughout the day. Apply a little before styling, paying special attention to the demarcation line.

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Use a deep conditioner regularly. Deep conditioning treatments take moisturizer addition to a new level. While they are typically used about once a month, transitioning hair needs additional conditioning and can handle treatments more frequently. Buy a deep conditioning treatment at your local beauty store and apply it to your hair once a week. You can also go to a beauty salon and get deep conditioning treatments regularly.

Condition your natural hair

If you’re feeling frugal, a great alternative to deep conditioner is mayonnaise. Although it may look (and smell) a bit unpleasant, it will work wonders for adding moisture to your hair. Apply it to your hair once a week for 30 minutes to an hour.

If you decide to see a professional apply a deep conditioner, find a natural hair salon near you that specializes in hair that is in transition. Their services will be able to provide you with products and services specifically designed to meet your needs.

Avoid the heat. In general, if you want to protect your natural hair, avoid hot tools. Using curling irons, hair straighteners, and blow dryers can put stress on your hair and cause it to break, especially at the demarcation line. While your hair is in transition, do your best to make it as natural as possible. Avoid hot tools and, if necessary, limit their use to just once a week at most.

If you absolutely must use hot tools, keep them away from the demarcation line and avoid using them on the roots where natural growth forms.

How regularly you wash your natural hair?

Limit the times you wash your hair. This goes hand in hand with moisturizing your hair. Washing it frequently will strip the strands of natural oils, which help keep it strong. Wash it off as little as possible, using plenty of conditioners. If you can wash it once every 7-8 days so there is plenty of time for the natural oils to completely cover each strand of hair.

Get a hot oil massage.

Waiting for your hair to grow out is often the most frustrating part of the process. Instead of just waiting around, you can promote new hair growth by massaging your scalp frequently. Use a little oil (coconut, olive, avocado, etc.) slightly warm to massage the scalp. This will stimulate the hair follicles and help the strands to grow a little faster. Hot oil massages can be done as often as you like, but for best results, do them at least once a week.

Promote hair growth using supplements

Maintaining your vitamin and mineral intake is important for your overall health (as well as your hair’s health), but taking some supplements can speed up your hair growth and make it even stronger. Doctors recommend taking biotin or viviscal (both of which are supplements used specifically for hair and nail growth) to increase the rate at which hair grows. Optionally, making sure you get enough vitamin D and A will also help your hair.

Some studies indicate that taking a supplement of saw palmetto (derived from a small pine tree) can stimulate hair growth faster than if you took nothing.

Avoid adding chemicals to your natural hair

While it may seem obvious, you should avoid all straighteners and perms when your hair is in transition. Also, stay away from hair dyes and bleach, they can cause significant damage to your hair, causing it to break and curl. Look for all the natural alternatives to the chemicals you normally use, as these will be much safer for your scalp than harsh chemicals.

Buy new natural hair products.

As a result, not all hair products are the same. With such a wide variety on the market, it can be difficult to find the right products for your hair and budget. However, during the transition of your hair, it is important that you get products that do not damage it. Look for sulfate-free conditioning shampoos, as well as other hair treatments that are specifically recommended for use during this stage. While these products will not necessarily change the appearance of your hair, they will work well to prevent further damage and will reverse the current damage.

If you go to a natural hair salon that specializes in hair that goes through a transition, ask for a recommendation of some hair products.

In either case, look for a sulfate-free shampoo. This chemical (present in most cheap shampoos) causes a significant drying out of the strands and clogs the pores of the scalp, thus reducing hair growth.

Change your hairstyle

Consider the “big chop” (or big chop). It is normal for people whose hair goes through a transition to get the big cut, that is, to cut all the straight hair, leaving a small amount of hair near the scalp. This is definitely the best option for creating healthy hair, but not everyone wants theirs to be shorter than 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. If you are bold enough to try a new look, the “big cut” is a great alternative to get rid of all straight hair immediately, thus creating a complete and immediate transition to natural hair.

Cut your hair regularly.

Straighteners are permanent, so all parts of your hair that have come in contact with one will never grow back naturally. Therefore, at some point, you will need to cut your hair above the demarcation line. If you are not willing to get the “big cut”, the next step is to make regular cuts. Start by cutting a few inches and then once a month, cut ¼ to ½ inch (0.6 to 1.2 cm) of hair. Over time, you will have shed all the damaged and straight hair above the demarcation line, allowing your natural hair to grow stronger.

Covers growing hair

The first 2 inches (5.1 cm) of new, natural hair can look strange when juxtaposed next to straight hair. To avoid damaging it further with tight hairstyles, use accessories to hide curly roots. Headbands and headscarves are popular alternatives to hide roots while showing off the rest of your hair.

Make braids or “twists.”

While tight braids can cause hair to break, loose braids and twists are a great way to add an interesting look to your hair without damaging it. Mastering each hairstyle can be difficult, so take some time to find the style that best suits your hair and your personal style preferences. The most important thing is to keep the style you are wearing but very loose in order to avoid putting stress on the strands.

Your hair is most fragile at the demarcation line, so be particularly careful when combing near this point.

Find a great styling product.

Many women can attest to the importance of having a good hair gel, pomade, or spray. With the right products, you can cover even the most unsightly hairstyles. Go through your styling products and use them (instead of a fitted hairstyle with clips or hair bands) to style your hair. You may like the results, and it will also be safer and gentler on your fragile hair.

Avoid manipulating your hair too much.

While it can be tricky not to, the more you touch and comb it, the more likely it is to break and curl. Don’t brush it too often and avoid hairstyles that put stress on the scalp. If you brush your hair, start at the base and work your way up using a comb (not a brush). [4]

Advice

Microfiber towels are great as they don’t pull your hair dry.

Warnings

If you have any doubts about the most successful methods of treating your hair, talk to stylists instead of making assumptions. You could damage your hair even more if you try to do something that you are not sure about.

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