Monday, May 17, 2010

Hair

Transitioning From Relaxed to Natural: A Few Tips Part II

The following video is a follow-up to Transitioning From Relaxed to Natural: A Few Tips, which I recorded over a year ago. I felt it was necessary to do another installment of this video because ever since it's been posted, I've been receiving a TON of emails from subscribers who want to know how to go about starting the transition process. This video is to let those that are contemplating transitioning or are already transitioning know that transitioning from relaxed to natural doesn't have to be a major endeavor, and that simplicity is the key to a successful transition.

9 comments:

katrina said...

You said a lot in the video and really took away any of my fears of goign natural. I have not had a relaxer in over two months and the going natural process seemed complicated to me. After watching this video, I feel good about my journey. I always washed and deep conditioned my hair every two weeks in between relaxers and therefore I am excited to know thats really all I need to continue to do...with just a little more moisturizing. I also appreciate the fact that you hit on the statement "why did you get a relaxer in the first place." I had thick, long, beautiful hair, but still wanted a relaxer because that was the thing to do. My hair is still thick and beautiful, but not as long :-) I cannot wait until all this relaxer is gone and I can say my hair is 100% relaxer free! Thanks for the video and for all of your tips!

DPrincess28 said...

Thanks Katrina and, you're welcome!

Andrea said...

This is definitely one of the best videos on transitioning. I am almost 8 months post relaxer, and your video has made my journey much easier.

Thank You!

DPrincess28 said...

Thanks Andrea! Glad to be of help :-)

tantamtuc said...

My last relaxer was two months ago and I've decided to never again relax my hair. I feel that the relaxer has been stripping my hair. I used to have a thick head of hair but it's been breaking off and now it's starting to look stringy in areas. I'm not doing the BC so I will be dealing with two textures for a while. Wish me luck.

oluwaseun said...

I just started transitioning. I have shoulder length hair relaxed and is VERY thick, since I'm African. I really want long natural I wanted to know how long will it take for my hair to grow to past shoulder length when transitioning? I want to cut my hair inch by inch after every month... what do you think?

DPrincess28 said...

@oluwaseun: Hair grows on average 1/2" per month, so you may find yourself losing length quick if you chop off one inch per month. Use the 1/2" per month rule as your guide, and know that your hair may grow a little slower or faster than that.

Simplyput said...

I have decided to go natural because I exercise a lot and it seems to me it would be easier with less hair. I also am more than 50% grey and did not want to color and have any artificial chemicals any longer. I did the "big chop", hower, there still seems to be some straight ends. Are there some products to help curl/wave your hair without using chemicals?

DPrincess28 said...

@Simplyput: Congrats on going natural! There are several curl activating gels on the market that will enhance your curls. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to have a texturizer to use a curl activating gel. Luster's Pink, Worlds of Curls and S Curl are just a few that come to mind.