My name is Lisa and I officially became natural on September 5, 2011 after 18 months of transitioning, and I want to show you that it’s possible to transition from relaxed to natural hair without a big chop.
And just to ensure you don’t get lost, here’s an organized sitemap to enhance your browsing experience.
So relax and stay awhile.
Must-See Transitioning Articles
FAQ’s You Should Read About Going Natural
Learn About The Carol’s Daughter Transitioning Kit
The 10 Step Transitioning Guide to Natural Hair
The Do’s and Don’ts of Transitioning
What You Should Expect
Hairstyles I Wore During The First Year of My Transition
My Natural Hair Journey Without a Big Chop
View the Organized Site Directory. A great page to bookmark.
Hairstyling Tips and More
Need Styling Ideas? Check Out My Picture Gallery and Tutorials
How to Make Your Hairstyles Last Longer & Keep Frizz to a Minimum
Tips for Keeping Natural Hair Moisturized & Healthy
Can You Change Your Hair Texture?
How to Properly Straighten Hair and Prevent Damage
6 Game-Changing Habits for Healthy Natural Hair
Got Dry Scalp? Here are Some Solutions
8 Cool Styling Tips You Can’t Miss!
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How to Grow Natural Hair
There are so many myths about our hair, and the biggest one is that it doesn’t grow. Certainly, it does. The problem is we just don’t retain length due to many different reasons.
Learn more about black hair growth and de-program some of the assumptions you may have about your own hair.
Consider downloading a copy of Donna Hanover’s book called Grow it Long. She provides some excellent strategies to retain length and even supplies you with some of her homemade conditioning and moisturizing recipes.
There needs to be more products on the market like this for us. I was happy to support her by purchasing the book myself.
Products I Use on My Natural Hair
I receive so many questions about products I use on my hair today, so I created a page that shows you what I use for shampooing, conditioning, moisturizing and even dry scalp. Learn more about my favorite products.
A Guide to Using Heat on Your Hair
I don’t use a lot of heat on my hair. In fact, the only time I do is if I sit under the dryer for deep conditioning — and many would not even consider that using heat since the purpose is to deep condition.
When I was transitioning I did sit under the dryer to dry my rod sets, but it was only for 20 minutes and on medium heat.
Constant use of heat can damage your hair and excessive heat will ruin your hair’s curl pattern.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you cannot use it in moderation. Just make sure you follow these guidelines on straightening your hair.
My Favorite, Go-To Natural Hairstyle
I’m a huge fan of mini twists because they last forever and make the best twist outs! So here’s a video showing how I do my twists.