I wanted to make a blog where it tells you exactly what I did while transitioning my hair. I’ve just started transitioning. My last relaxed hair was in October 2010. I’ve done ALOT of research, for several months, on the Internet about how to transition your hair without the BIG CHOP. I’ve looked at blogs, YouTube and Websites on the “What To Dos”, and I’ve learned a lot of things before making my decision.
Why not the BIG CHOP?
Well, I don’t want to go that short. Frankly, I’m just scared of that entire idea, and I like my hair length. But the MAIN REASON is that doing the Transitioning thing will actually HELP ME learn how to manage my hair while it is completely natural. You can go get the Big Chop and then you would be like, “Okay, now what? What do I do?” This way, I keep my hair, I’m learning as I go, and I’m not stressed out trying to figure out what not to do and what to do.
Being Natural is Too Much Money
You got that right! Everything I researched, and listening to my sister, I hear of all the bottles that are thrown away because they just don’t work for their type of hair. So, for me, I just didn’t want to spend all the money on “products”, so I decided I wasn’t going to go natural–just too much money! Then, while researching one day, I found an answer! TADA!! FOOD!!! Yep, Food! If I can’t eat it, or wear it, I’m not using it. Yep, that’s right. Going Natural using Homemade Products and Recipes. So what does that mean? What kind of “products” are those? Well, here’s a list.
- Coconut Oil
- Baking Soda
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Aloe Vera Gel (Can’t eat but I can put it on my skin)
- Almond Oil (Optional)
- Jojoba Oil (Optional)
I don’t have enough time to go Natural
Me Neither! I started during the Holidays so that I can have some three-day weekends to get myself started. And while I’m figuring things out, I’ve been making a list. I don’t want to keep constantly working on my hair. I’m a new parent! And I’m still not getting much sleep at night with my daughter waking up and her constant colds. So I don’t have time, and I only have 5 minutes to do my hair in the morning before my 1-hour commute to work. But I figured out that I really haven’t added too much more time than what I’ve been doing with my hair before. The added time, for now, is just my trying to figure out what to do. Let’s compare
My Regime for Relaxed HairOnce a week wash hair with shampoo and conditioner while taking a shower and then air dry or blow dry — (40 minutes)Nightly roll up of hair (Just a mushroom of rollers around my head) — (10 minutes)Morning comb/brush hair back and place in banana clip — (5 minutes)Every six (6) weeks relax/shampoo/air dry hair (2 hours)
My Regime for Transitioning to Natural HairOnce a week wash hair with conditioner while taking shower (20 minutes)Once a week condition hair by putting under shower cap/rinse out/air dry (30 min – 1-2 hours–depending if I get too interested in watching a movie or doing house chores)Nightly spritz hair, comb and make 5-12 twist in hair (15 minutes)Morning, take out twists and hair is done (3 minutes)If twists don’t come out right, pull hair back with a hair band, and pin under (3 minutes)