Transition back to your natural healthy hair. It’s worth the journey.
Tran·si·tion is defined as the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another.
Transitioning hair back to its natural state is certainly a process. It requires patience, love and a commitment to establishing good healthy hair habits. However, the rewards are well worth the effort.
Things to remember that may help you during the process:
- There is no instant gratification it’s a process.
- Although there are some common steps in transitioning, you need to try different things to see what works best for your hair. Your hair is uniquely you. Examine the results along the way.
- Rework your routine as much as necessary but also allow your hair time to respond.
- Make changes or add one new product at a time note how your hair responds.
- Love Your Hair Naturally and It Will Love You Back!
Tools to help make your transition a bit easier:
- Microfiber towel
- Wide tooth comb
- Satin or silk scarf to protect hair when you sleep and hair-line from wool coats and hats
- Finger detangling can be beneficial to keep new growth from knotting up.
- Targeted nourishment that supports and strengthens your strands formulated by Vangaleens.com
- Use sulfate (sls) free moisturizer shampoo. (Sulfates strip your hair of its natural moisture and tends to make it brittle causing breakage)
- Co-washing (conditioner wash; Cleansing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo) conditions and moisturizes your hair while promoting curl definition and decreases frizz.
- Maintaining a healthy pH is beneficial. “Did you know: The proper pH balance for hair is in the range of 4.5 to 5.5 maintaining that balance is important for the strength of your hair. Shampoos tend to have a slightly lower pH use his as a guide to restore your hair to a healthier pH. For mor information on pH check out Dr. Colberts “The seven Pillars of Health.”
- Keep your hair properly moisturize, hydrated and sealed. Try the L.O.C. method. L.O.C. = a bit of leave in conditioner + nourishing oil + coat with a good hair butter.
- Finger detangle or comb hair wet with wide tooth comb to avoid breakage, ends to roots to avoid added tangles and knots. If possible save combing for shampoo day to detangle, (your fingers for dry styling).
- Minimal styling prevents breakage.
- Wearing protective styles; the goal is to protect your fragile hair from stress and tension.
- Don’t over load hair with product. Add one new product at a time note how your hair responds.
- Don’t hot press or flat-iron hair.
- Using a deep conditioner regularly is beneficial, especially after a shampoo.
- Keep your emotional stress levels to a minimum. It can cause changes in your body that have an impact on your hair and skin. Check with your physician for more accurate information.
- When using a product always check the first three ingredients to ensure the benefits for your hair. Avoid products with petroleum or mineral oil as the first ingredient.
- Proper sleep and a balanced diet are very important for the health of your hair as well as your skin. A healthy diet is key, vitamins and nutrients from food provides benefits your hair and skin.
Keep a hair log. It really makes a difference!
Life gets busy. Why repeat mistakes. Keeping a log of what your hair likes and loves will make such a difference in reducing the stress that
Track what works and what doesn’t, note the changes and growth in your hair. Everyone’s hair is different you need to learn what make your hair healthy and happy.
Being a Natural is a wonderful experience. Natural hair allows you the freedom to express your inner beauty and personality. Style outside the box and enjoy the journey to natural.