Today is my nappyversary. Its 3 years since the big chop and not a single regret. I am excited for my natural hair journey, how far I have come and where I am going. I am sharing a few thoughts based on a conversation that I had with a friend a few weeks back. It went a little like this:
You’ve decided to transition, congratulations 🎊. Now you’re wondering what next? How do I handle different textures on my head and when do I decide to chop?
Here are a few tips based on my journey: Continue reading “Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair “
This is the most emotional part, the part where you’re more likely to cry, tears of joy and sadness all at once, because it’s the point of no return *insert horror music*.
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. Continue reading “Transitioning to Natural Hair “