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5 Tips for a Successful Transition to Natural Hair

By January 27th, 20214 Comments

5 Tips for a Successful Transition to Natural Hair
Hola Chicas,

It’s Thursday (already) which means we’ve officially taken over Essence for the day! Check out my latest installment, Transitioning Tresses,where I give a new transitioner some pointers. Be sure to leave your tried and true tips and advice for Denise in the comment section below the article, as I have to keep it short and sweet and may have missed something. Also, feel free to leave any questions you may have… it may be answered on next week! Thanks!

Later Gators,


  • Barbara Naturally Speaking says:

    Congratulations CurlyNikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the link Nikki. I fiind impossible to nagivate, bunch of clutter and no structure what so ever.

  • Kimberly says:

    @BeShonce, Hi! I'm trying to transition (my 2nd attempt). Right now, I bun most of the time or I'll do a somewhat loose ponytail. I'm 4 months into my transition…so far it's been going well. It's definitely time for me to get a trim. I haven't had one since Jan. I would like for my hair to be straight when I get the trim. I was thinking maybe I should get it pressed, then get the trim. I'm not a big fan of heat either but I feel that my hair needs to be straight in order for it to be trimmed properly. I would like to only use heat (pressed) on special occasions and when I need a trim (every 4 months or so). Will this damage my transitioning hair? What do you think?

  • BeShonce says:

    Stay away from the heat. While it is the easiest way to maintain long transitioning hair, it will likely mess up your curl pattern.

    -Keep as many protective styles in your head as possible. This helped me… I kept my hair in tree-braids often

    – You will have to trim the perm off often. Until it is all gone the hair will act at it's potential

    – Keep away from junky products.. To me, caked on gel and moisturizers don't help….

    -Be patient… you MAY feel ugly for a while, as some say, but THAT TOO WILL PASS.


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