Styles For Transitioning To Natural Hair

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Quite often as women of color, we find ourselves wanting the very best solution when deciding to transition to natural hair. The goal of this post is to provide our ladies with the very best resources available to help you achieve long and soft natural hair. Some women are looking for a change? or want to say goodbye to damaging hair chemicals.

From Perm To Unprocessed

Whatever your reason for “going natural” it can be a rewarding and challenging

transition. Before going natural there are many things to take into consideration –

time, products, hair type and patience. Yes, patience! Natural hair takes time to grow

and correctly at that. This list below should provide you with a brief “all you need to

know” if you’re ready to start your natural transition.

Transitioning From Relaxed To Completely Going Natural

Natural hair requires  TLC . Strong and healthy natural hair takes time to


If you decide to go for the big chop or want to transition your relaxed hair,

you will need to dedicate a little time each morning and night to care for your hair.

This includes styling, moisturizing and care before going to bed.

Best Products 

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Natural hair can be a bit costly if you want to take care of your hair truly – the costs

For the most part, equate to what you would pay to maintain relaxed hair. You can

also, look into using all-natural products like raw Shea butter and coconut oils to be

more cost-effective.


There are tons of websites with reviews on the best products

for natural hair. Before purchasing any natural products, you will need to become

familiar with your curl pattern. Considering that natural hair looks different for

different women, there are specialized products for each hair type. This will be a

trial and error process at the beginning when trying to find what works best for you

and your hair needs

Hair Type

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There are three types of natural hair. Each type has varying degrees that describe

each hair-type more thoroughly.

Type 2

This type of hair falls close to the face. The waves and curls have a relaxed “S”


Type 3

This hair is springier and the curls have a loopier “S” pattern.

– 3a – big, shiny curls

– 3b – medium, barrel curls

– 3c – tight, pencil/straw sized curls

Type 4

This hair is very kinky and tightly curled.

– 4a – tightly coiled hair, that has an “S” pattern when stretched.

– 4b – more coiled hair with a “Z” pattern. This hair has a cotton feel.

Once you learn your curl pattern, purchase the right products for your hair and take

the time to care for your hair – you have to sit and let it grow. During this time,

it can be stressful to style the awkward stages aka the not-shoulder length hair or

overgrown Afro. The great thing about natural hair at any stage is the versatility

your hair provides. Learn more about the best protective hairstyles.


To help with growth you can test a variety of transition styles

such as Senegalese Twists or box braids that can last for weeks or months at a time.

You can also try methods such as twisting out and braiding to keep your hands out

of your hair while it grows.

The Process:

Natural hair can seem overwhelming at first, but with a little help and a few YouTube

tutorials you will be a pro in no time. Don’t be afraid to try new things with your

natural hair. Be mindful of coloring or harsh chemicals as this may stunt the growth

process. With good advice and the help from the natural community, you’re bound

to enjoy and appreciate your new transition if your looking for a texture that is very similar to permed hair be sure to consider our perm yaki human hair extensions.


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