Natural hair transitioning rules, tips and mistakes to avoid.

Transitioning can be hectic and a pain since you’re trying to figure out how to style, products to use and sometimes you just can’t figure out what your hair needs but you don’t have to go through all that, I got you covered on matters transitioning.

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Have been postponing putting up a post on transitioning Dos and Don’ts but here we are. I can’t really tell how long I transitioned because when I decided to embrace my natural hair, the word transitioning was nowhere in my hair vocabulary.

puff during transitioning
Puff(2017)

My transitioning wasn’t a tough one, had no major expectations, unrealistic goals, all a girl wanted was to stay off heat and salon pulling and scratching. Let’s get down on it, shall we?

Afro during transitioning
Afro                                                          The transitioning rules.

Transitioning method- You can decide to transition without a big chop or just chop off the damaged and relaxed ends. The big chop will give you a fresh start, learn what your hair needs as it grows but you’ll get limited on styling options and if you’re conscious of how you look on short hair then long term transitioning is your to go to method.

Long term transitioning needs patience and giving your hair lots of TLC since you work with two different textures(the damaged/relaxed and the ‘growth’) but you’ll keep your length and have plenty of styling options.

Research-Read and watch every natural hair content you can lay your hands on. Get to know about products, essential tools, styling options, textures, porosity and everything hair care. Join natural hair groups on Facebook, follow natural hair bloggers, YouTubers for inspiration, motivation and hair tips.

Natural hair afro and volume
Hello Afro

Let go of products- The products that worked on your relaxed hair will most probably not work on your all natural hair. It’s time to switch up to natural hair products, I know finding the right products can be a nightmare and my advice is, start with a single line of hair products and keep trying different lines at a time until you find one that work best for your hair.

Patience and commitment-growing natural hair is a commitment not a miracle and it’ll take a while before fully transitioning, enjoy the process of learning and unlearning hair care tips, DIY and styling. Did you know not all protective styles are protective?

 Mistakes to avoid while transitioning.
Comparison-This will have you sliding back to relaxers real quick. Don’t compare your hair to your favorite natural hair queen or a transitioning fellow. We all have different hair types, textures, porosity and so on just embrace and love yours as it is.

Unrealistic goals and expectations-Sorry, you’ll probably not ace that twist and braid out and learning to braid and cornrow may be harder than you expect. Just be gentle, patient and trust the process and take one step at a time. Ooh did I mention that your favorite blogger or Youtuber’s products may not work on your hair? Keep that in mind too.

Trimming-As you grow out the damaged hair, the damaged ends got to go to avoid rugged look, tangles and knots and to achieve the bouncy, juicy and defined curls.

Listening to neysayers- Just because they failed at embracing their hair doesn’t mean you are doomed to fail, don’t give them a second of your time. You got this and you’ll grow your hair long, lush and healthy.

Hair regimen-Create a hair regimen/routine and religiously stick to it, your hair will thank you for it.

Not moisturizing- Dry hair is prone to breakage ,know your porosity time and moisturize your hair regularly, seal in the moisture and protect your ends too.

I hope this post will be of help to you who is transitioning and all you need to do is embrace and love your hair in whichever state. And for the already naturals, I wanna know about your transitioning rules and tips.

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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