transitioning and patience go hand in hand. Her hair is constantly
changing throughout the process to natural hair, and it can take a full
tank to get through that detangling session that awaits her each time
she washes her flourishing mane. So yes – a Transitioner may moan about
her matting incidents occasionally, but she never gives up the fight for
her emerging curls, kinks or coils!
A dedicated Transitioner takes the time to learn whether her hair
favours Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or maybe one of those beautiful butters
she has the pleasure of choosing from. She doesn’t resent her new growth
but, loves it no matter what texture it is, giving it the love and
affection it desires.
Having to deal with people trying to ‘keep it real’ about how they feel about her
new hair is not rare for the Transitioner. They may catch her of guard
at times, but she remains composed and lifts her head high because she
is confident in her decision to go natural – this isn’t a fad, to please
the next person, and definitely not a cry for help (I hope!).
‘Natural Hair Nazi’ when all she wants to do is shout from the rooftops
all the reasons why she gave up the relaxers. Seriously, transitioners
are generous creatures who only want to share their happiness with you –
they mean no harm!
A transitioner knows what she wants to achieve, and even though that
anticipated day when she cuts all ties with her relaxed hair can
sometimes seem so far away – she keeps on going.
Because she knows that good things come to those who wait!
There are upsides and downsides to transitioning; just like anything
else in this world. It is how you deal with those bad times that matter.
So…three cheers to every transitioner who triumphs on