Transitioning to natural hair can feel like a total nightmare 😱 when you're first starting out. There is no greater struggle than being stuck in the in-between phase where your hair is two drastically different textures. Before I went natural, I would perm my hair with the same kiddie relaxer that I had been using for years because it was less harsh. When my hair eventually started to fall out once they changed the formula, I somehow avoided the big chop 💇🏿 and went straight to protective styles. I went on a long and dark journey before I found my niche: Kinky twists 👏🏿.
I know that leaving the house when you're feeling less than confident about what's going on up there is hard. These protective hairstyles will help you skip the awkward stage.
1. Let Your Hair out by Rocking a Braid out 👩🏿
Ladies, this style is your secret weapon. Even though I have a tight curl pattern, I could never get my hair as curly as I wanted it to after washing it. The braid out was the perfect remedy 👌. And if you want your curls to be really defined, leave your braids in for a few days.