The Bad way to Transition to Natural Hair
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Products that claim to revert permed hair, and I'm not going to put them out there like that, might make your permed hair frizzy, and can not make your permed hair turn natural. Nothing can make your permed hair turn natural, NOTHING at all. No product can do this...and besides, You do not want to put chemicals on top of chemicals in your hair.
You will only end up damaging the hair and get even more breakage than you would experience otherwise. Some folks try this method and mess up their whole thoughts and experience of going natural because of bad chemical choices, or being a complete product junkie. Use natural hair products, and do your research. Find out your hair time first, with a little new growth, and work from there. Say NO to chemicals!
While transitioning, try to find a style that will accommodate the new growth coming in like twists or braids, but not too tight. Remember, tight braids can damage the new growth before it even grows in, and can damage the scalp aswell.
Do twists, comb-twists, crinklesets, flat twists, strawsets, rollersets, and not too tight braids while transitioning. Not only will your hair look fantastic, but it will get you prepared for the natural look!
What to Expect When Transitioning to Natural Hair -according to<treasured locks
People often ask us how they can make their relaxed hair "revert" back to natural hair. The true answer is you cannot. Nothing will make hair that has been chemically relaxed go back to its natural state. You have two choices, you can live with the permed hair at the end of the natural hair that is coming in or you can cut the permed hair off.
Should you decide you just can't let go of that length, be prepared for some breakage. The place where the natural hair joins the permed hair is a weak point. Many people experience a lot of breakage when growing out a perm. By treating the hair gently and minimizing combing during the transitioning stage, you can minimize the breakage.
How much breakage you get is dependent on your hair type and how you treat your hair during the process. Baka Beautiful's Natural-Laxer MIX (I have not tried this product -Callmesas) is excellent for minimizing breakage during this phase. By gently softening the natural hair and strengthening the entire hair, the Natural-Laxer makes the transition from permed hair to natural hair easier and less traumatic.