Curl Chemistry

Q: I’m going natural, where do I start?

  1. Returning natural is a long process. Some ladies have gone through years of transitioning and others do the big chop. If you want to start off fresh, then the big chop is for you. It gives you an opportunity to revive your hair and start off new with healthier hair routine.
  2. If you don’t want to go the big chop route, then transitioning is for you. Transitioning is when you don’t want to do the big chop, so you wait for your natural hair to grow while working with the damaged, straight ends. Remember that your chemically damaged ends are extremely brittle so handle with care.
  3. Your hair needs to return to its natural state so having trims regularly is important.
  4. Try using less heat on your hair and you will see how your curls will form nicely.
  5. Try protective styles like bantu knots, twist outs and braid outs if your hair is not that curly yet. This will help you achieve the curly look even though your hair is not that curly naturally.
  6. Find a wash day routine that caters to your hairs needs. If your hair is oily then try not to use oil heavy creams and wash every 3rd If your hair is dry, then use oil based creams and wash every week.
  7. Buy a spray bottle and refresh your curls when they need hydration. Add some of your leave in conditioner to the spray bottle and give it a good shake. Spray this on your hair in the morning to get rid of unwanted frizz.
  8. Invest in a satin bonnet, so you can preserve your curls throughout the night. The satin bonnet helps minimize the frizz you get from rolling around in your sleep. Sleeping with your bonnet will help your curls look fresh the next morning!

 

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