Transitioning to Natural Hair
Transitioning Styles for New Naturals
by The Natural Hair Lady
Many of you are reintroducing yourself to your natural hair. What do I do? What styles will look right? How do I do this? My hair looks crazy!
Patience ladies. It’s going to be okay.
First off, the reason you’re frustrated is because it’s not what your used to! My suggest is to first decide which route you’re going to go:
The Big Chop (a.k.a. the B.C.) or grow your hair out until your comfortable to chop off the perm.
The Big Chop is when you cut off the perm. Some do it as early as a month after their last perm; some do it after a year of growing out their perm, therefore allowing much more “new growth” or natural hair to be left after the cut.
It’s up to you.
If you’d like to do the B.C. then my suggestion is do play around with everything you see until you decide what’s your favorite styles. If you like to wait, then I ‘d suggest long term styles such as box braids, kinky twists, or combinations with cornrows. With a perm still technically in your hair, it will be hard to have comb coils or any style that’ll require you to depend on a natural curl. With this being said, I’d suggest a rod set if you want a style that requires a coil.
I’ve added a few photos below that may start some ideas. Feel free to send me an email with further questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope this helps!
-The Natural Hair lady