A big part of being natural is letting go. Transitioning allows you to ease into your natural hair until you’re ready for the plunge. It is after all an important decision which I needed to take slowly. Transitioning starts from the moment that you decide to stop chemically treating your hair. You then allow your natural hair to grow without chemicals and the chemically treated hair is pushed to the ends. I transitioned for about 7 months before my big chop. It was quite difficult styling my hair during this transition phase but protective styling (my go to box braids) helped. I also tried to style my own hair in between protective styles and ended up using head bands often.
This is one of the few pictures that I took with two textured hair- you’ll notice that the front is natural and the ends are chemically treated. I’d often do two strand twists on my hair and use a head band to style.
The decision has to be one that you’re happy with. Some ladies are happy to shave it all off and start afresh and others prefer to transition to their natural hair.
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