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I'm Finally Ready! How To Transition From Relaxed To Natural

Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair can be a challenging and somewhat lengthy process, but it can be done with patience and care. Here are a few tips to make the transition easier:

1. Start by gradually trimming your ends - As you transition from relaxed hair to natural hair, you will need to gradually trim off the relaxed ends as they grow out. This will help prevent breakage and split ends while allowing your natural hair to grow in.

2. Avoid heat styling - Heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands can damage the hair and make the transition process more difficult. Instead, opt for protective styles that don't require heat, like twists, braids, or buns.

3. Use the right products - When transitioning to natural hair, it's important to use products that are gentle and nourishing. Look for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that are sulfate-free and contain natural ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba oil, and aloe vera. Try Free To Swim Products at

4. Keep your hair moisturized - Natural hair is often drier than relaxed hair, so it's important to keep it moisturized to prevent breakage and maintain healthy growth. Use leave-in conditioners, moisturizing oils, and deep conditioning treatments regularly to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

5. Be patient - The process of transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair can take several months to a year or more, so be patient and take care of your hair along the way. Celebrate the small milestones, like each inch of new growth, and enjoy the journey to healthy, beautiful natural hair. Be sure to book a consultation with Erika at to talk about protective styling.

Work What God Gave You!

Erika Bethea

Natural Hair Educator

Honeylocs Natural Hair Care

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