Tip # 6
Protective styles are my favourite styles to wear and are the best way to wear your hair in order to deal with the two textures of hair. These styles vary from buns, updos, 2 & 3 strand twists, cornrows (rope), braids, weaves, wigs, flat twists etc. It is important to note that you must still moisturize and care for your hair when they are in these protective styles, making your transition easier.
Tip # 7
Protein treatments are aimed at strengthening the strands of your hair and should not be done more often than every 6 weeks. Although optional, they can be extremely useful if you are experiencing excessive breakage during your transition. There are many home remedies and store bought products that can be used to help make those weak strands a little stronger.
Tip # 8
Be very patient
Your hair will not grow over night even if you are not transitioning. It will take time. It is essential that you be patient when you are transitioning, especially those of you who are long term transitioning as I did (for a year). It can be frustrating waiting for all of the chemically straightened hair to be gone, but I urge you to be patient as it will be all worth it in the end.
Tip # 9
Learn to style your own hair
You don’t want to be completely dependent on a stylist or someone else to style your hair. There may not always be someone available. Learn to do styles that suit you and your personality.
Tip # 10
Enjoy your hair
Do not get caught up with the length of your hair or what are the best products to use or what others are saying. It is your hair and it was uniquely designed for you and your personality so enjoy it. Enjoy the styles you can wear. Enjoy every stage of your transition because everybody’s experience is special and different.