Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural is a big step to consider. In the beginning the process can be frustrating. You may want to cave in and go back to a relaxer, but I’m here to tell you that going natural will be the best decision that you ever make. The first step is to decide if you want to make the big chop and cut off all your hair with no traces of your relaxer. Or if you want to cut out the straight hair up to your new growth where your hair is at it natural form. You will then decide, “how will I wear my hair”? There are many different styles to choose from depending on your hair texture and the style you want to achieve. You can can try hairstyles from braids, twist outs, rod sets and the list goes on.
YouTube is a great place to see different styles with tutorials, to help you along the way. During the transitioning phase you should avoid heat (air dry hair after washing) and no straightening of your hair. You should use a deep conditioner once a week to avoid breakage. Trimming your hair, drinking plenty water, taking vitamins or maintaining a healthy diet. We are what we eat and our hair is apart of our body. When it comes to keeping your hair moisturized and shining. You can use the following oils for healthy hair growth: coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil and tea tree oil. You can mix the following oils together or opt out of some of the oils. I would recommend doing a skin check for allergies.
Good luck on your transition and the key is to “Be Patient”.