Twist out a month after my chop - May 2012
- Deep condition regularly - My hair was in pretty bad shape before I started learning how to properly take care of it, so deep conditioning is a must. Make it a goal to do this at least twice a month. Transitioning hair needs the moisture to prevent early breakage.
- Use hair products designed for curly hair - just because the majority of your hair is straight doesn't mean you can't dip your toe in the sea of curly hair products out there. Especially if you plan to transition long term, try to figure out what you hair likes early on. This may change later on as your hair begins to "mature" but go ahead and get familiar with how certain products work and what ingredients do and do not work for you.
- Put down the flat iron - Continuing to flat iron your new growth puts you at risk for having heat damaged curls. And then you'll be back to square one.
- Experiment - This is a good time to experiment with curly hair styles like a twist and curl, bantu knots, perm rods, etc. With a little manipulation, straight hair can curl too ... So get out of your comfort zone and get to it! And while you're at it, learn to flat twist and braid your hair if you don't already know.
April 2012 April 2014
Hope this helps someone!
p.s. I named her (my hair) Bigga ... cuz every year she gets Bigga and Bigga! lol!