When one first enters there journey, there thinking “how am I going to get this to look good?…I have straight and curly hair”. Don’t worry every transitioner has probably felt just like you; I know I did!
The biggest frustration is those two darn textures. You have to figure out how to make it blend(and I hope your not using those heat tools on your strands). In the beginning, I did use a flat iron with a protectant spray some days. After finding that your hair can get badly damaged from using heat, I immediately stopped torturing my beautiful natural strands.
Before deciding to go natural I often did what is called braid outs using water and a gel. These braids outs never lasted past a day. Finally, taking the step to transitioning I figured I have to find a way to get my hair to blend.
There are numerous styles that can help ensure the protection of your beautiful tresses as well as look cute.
Some of the styles are your:
• Braid out
• Twist out
• Bantu knots
• Bantu knot out
• Flexi rod set
• Straw set
I preferably want to go for the natural curly look and knew that I had experiences with braid outs. Some people might use the other techniques mentioned but, this is the route I have chosen mostly to achieve that look.
How I achieve this look
• put my hair into 4 sections
• wash my hair using only Shea Moisture black soap conditioner(sometimes I may even use their shampoo products)section by section.
• put my hair into four twists
• dry using an old t-shirt
• apply my Shea Moisture reconstructing mask which I mentioned before.
• apply coconut oil to seal my hair(focusing on my ends)
When all of that is finished, I braid my hair, sit under my bonnet dryer for about an hour, then cover my head with my trusty satin bonnet. The next day I unbraid and my curls are BEAUTIFUL! Using this method felt so good. My braid out finally lasted for a longer time, and looked great.
Do remember if you try this same method their is a possibility it may not work the same. You have to play around with your hair and find the best methods for you and your hair.
Until next time….