As opposed to when I was natural, I was always running to the saloon monthly , but now I find caring for a texlaxed hair is easy. Even so I only relaxed maybe 3 times a year so I had a good thing going. I know some people may have had long healthy relaxed hair and just wanted to try embracing your natural, but many of you are a part of teamnatural now because you noticed a problem. I also struggled with acne in the earlier part of high school and it was a tough time for me. Just eyeballing the clock and estimating processing time isn't a good idea. Trust me, I've been there--more times than I want to admit. I went to a natural hair salon outside of Atlanta, aka the unofficial black hair capitol of the U.
Although it's a simple process, it can still be dangerous, so take the time to peruse the instructions to avoid serious damage. I was natural in college, but switched to a relaxer and have been wearing one for several years. Limited Versatility The thing with being relaxed is it can get a bit boring at times. I learned how to flat twist by watching YouTube videos. Of course, you can still do a deep conditioner if you wish. If you hair is relaxed or permanently colored protein treatments are no longer optional they are a necessity and you should deep condition more often. My decision to chop my hair off felt liberating.
They tell me to go to salon, thanks to so many naturalist the prices have really gone up. The main point of transitioning is trying to blend your relaxed hair while you're growing out your natural hair. Easy to Manage Managing a relaxer is a breeze. The moment I embraced those two facts, my frustration dissipated and I came back from the brink. If you have any experience with the chemical process, you know that it permanently straightens the kinks and curls out of highly textured hair. Although there are some things you can do at home, utilizing the expertise of a stylist who understands natural hair can be a total game changer.
Also, depending on which side of the country you live on also plays a major part as far as climate. The hair needs to stay well oiled and moisturized to prevent breakage. NaturallyCurly, did a great article about this, which can be read. Nothing about getting relaxer or no relaxer is going to make your body health any healther try dieting or eating better lets debate on that, lets jump down ppl thoart on a healthier eating habit vs freaking hair. .
I wore many different styles in the 2nd half of my transition for this very reason. Either way, both kinds of relaxers have harsh chemicals. Not to mention, you run the risk of damaging your natural hair, and this is the hair you plan to keep. Unless you can read the mind and heart of every individual you encounter, you have no way of knowing their reasons, especially not from an online comments section. Of course, that's my own fault. The strong smell and the sting from the chemicals quickly became synonymous with caring for my hair, a routine that nonetheless became as ritualistic as brushing my teeth as I grew up. The most manageable transitioning hairstyles are box braids and Senegalese twists.
A year and a few months later, my hair is back down on my shoulders. If you want to keep your length, it will take six months to several years to grow out your processed hair, depending on how long it is. My hair is now easier to manage and have grown longer. I rarely did anything fancy unless I had someplace special to go. Fast forward to 2 days ago, when I relaxed the mess out of my hair and got it back to my normal. Its pH levels are between 9 and 11. Sometimes we neglect our ends when applying product to our hair, but this is a critical step for long-term transitioners.
The short answer is no. I tried protective styles and Twisties and I know about hair care as I went to school for it. Wash your hair as little as you can, using plenty of conditioner when you do. If you don't have time to style your hair before heading to work in the morning, there are plenty of accessories—some made specifically for types—that you can use to illustrate your personal style. I felt like my last left my hair feeling thin and damaged, and I wanted a future with edges. When or just about any style, using gel or cream even will help to.
Growing up in an area where there weren't many other people of color around, I was used to not fitting in to the norm. Yet after 10 years of straightening treatments, blowouts, etc. These 10 tips are designed to help you achieve good results if your budget just isn't up to a salon relaxer. Afro-textured hair is afro-textured hair regardless if it is chemically processed or not, so the same care for length retention is required. My hair is probably pissed off at me right now, and rightfully so.