June 28, 2016

Transitioning to Natural Hair: Styles That Blend Your New Growth


by Jonna of BlackNaps.org

While transitioning from relaxed hair to wearing your natural hair, it can be difficult finding styles that blend your straight hair with the newly growing textured hair. The tighter your curl pattern, the more obvious the point of demarcation (the point where your straight hair ends and your textured hair begins). When I was transitioning, it got to a point where it just looked like I wasn’t doing my hair at all, which wasn’t a good look.

There are some styles that give transitioning hair a blended look, and here are a few that are quick and easy to do. These style will help you look cute as you transition.

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Twist and Curl or Flat Twist and Curl. By two strand twisting or flat twisting the textured hair closest to the roots, and curling any straight ends, you can really camouflage the difference in hair textures. Once the style is set, there is very little manipulation needed to maintain the style, which can also help you avoid breakage during the transition period.

Flat twist and bun. This style is great at disguising and blending transitioning hair around the face, which is where most people eyes are focused. And it also tucks in the hair in the back in a cute bun, or you can even add hair extensions to cover the relaxed ends even further.


Flexi rod sets. Because the hair is stretched around the flexi rods, this helps the textured hair match more closely and blend with relaxed hair. In the end, it will all take the shape of the rod. And again, once the style is set, there is very little manipulation needed to maintain the style.


When I was transitioning, I wish I would’ve thought about using these style to give my hair a blended look. Instead, I attempted to just put my hair in a bun. No bueno. These style definitely would’ve helped me transition much longer. 

Have you tried any of these styles during your transition?


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