The weakest point of your hair strand is the area where the natural hair ends and relaxed hair begins down to the end of the strand. You may get six months into your transition and decide to big chop then or you might extend your transition another few months because you dont want to let go of any length.
Many new naturals are unaware on what this hairstyle holds.
Transitioning to natural hair without the big chop hairstyles. Its easy to stay fashionable without getting bored with your hairstyle especially when there are so many options to choose from. Color your hair throughout your transition if it can be avoided. Like many you have probably combed through the internet searching for how to transition from relaxed to natural hair without the big chop and you are still left unsatisfied.
Easy chic and great for any ocassion. It entails cutting off all of the relaxed hair and wearing a TWA teeny weeny afro. If youve never cut your own hair or done a big chop you want the advice and guidance of a trusted stylist who can walk you through the process.
Start utilizing wide-toothed brushes and combs to detangle and style. You might want to consider a protective non-tight style while transitioning. And thats whether you big chop or want to hold on to your length.
Braids are a great transitional hairstyle. On September 5 2011 I completed my 18-month transition and I am proof positive that you can transition to natural hair without a big chop. The important thing to remember is that transitioning to natural hair is not a race.
The only way to immediately go natural is to big chop. Some ideas for transitioning from relaxed to natural hairstyles. Therefore breakage can occur at various points along the relaxed hair.
Welcome to my video. My name is Aliyah. It can be in any state of curl kink or coil and the usual styles most women start with after the Big Chop.
A simple but easy solution to the awkward transitioning stage is wearing a fake ponytail. I realized many people have questions about transitioning an. The Big Chop is for those who want to be natural now.
PROS OF THE BIG CHOP. Transitioning to natural hair takes time. In todays video were going to learn how to transition to natural hair for beginners.
Although hailed as an Afro the TWA is just natural hair short and usually the same length all the way around. As your natural hair grows you may. It is important to choose a hairstyle that helps your curly textures look more like they match.
If you choose to transition your hair without The Big Chop youll need to choose some transitioning hairstyles for beginners. How to Transition to Natural Hair Without a Big Chop Transitioning is the way to go if you dont want to sacrifice your hair length and go natural all at once. For many people they transition until their hair is an acceptable length then they big chop.
The best transitioning hairstyles blend your natural and relaxed texture and theyre easy enough to do at home. Therefore it was safe for me to purchase a straight ponytail. However long your transition to natural hair will be you need to choose some hairstyles to wear.
You can start the braids from your front hairline and keep braiding all the way down to the ends. Tasha Edinbyrd Explores Natural Hair Movement With New Documentary But the transition from chemicals to natural can be a tough emotional and physical process says haircare expert Dr. This obviously depends on the current length of your hair but Ive seen some women take 18 months going natural without the big chop.
Harsh chemicals bleaches and other dyes can be harmful to your healthy hair as its transitioning. You have a consistent hair texture as opposed to transitioning where you have to deal with two. Its best if you select hairdos that are.
Here is how the process works. However you dont want to chop off all your hair because obviously thats a bit extreme. Melanye Maclin-Carroll aka Dr.
Introduce moisturizing products into your routine and begin to test out different oils as they will become your staple for sealing in moisture into your hair. Use A Daily Moisturizer. They are one of the best short hairstyles to have fun with.
I started transitioning about 4-5 years ago. Here is a list of the t. But for those who want to transition to natural hair without the big chop it will take at least a year or even longer.
When transitioning from relaxed to natural retaining moisture and proper detangling is key says Monique Rodriguez founder of hair brand Mielle Organics. Working with transitioning hairstyles braids like with boxer braids or cornrows or dutch braids is a great way to wear pigtails with a little more oomph. You can pace yourself and go back to natural hair at a rate that you are comfortable with.
This is a brief overview of my hair journey. In this case I knew that I was able to brush my hair until it becomes sleek. And just to inspire you let me just say that I am no hair stylist and never did much to my hair when it was relaxed.
Wash hair in sections to avoid tangling. If you decide that you would rather not big chop it might take several months for you to become 100 natural. Whether youve just started your journey to natural hair or have been growing your hair for a while finding hairstyles for transitioning hair can be a fun journey in itself.