If ya wanna learn how this transitioner gets down on wash day, this video is for you!
As your new growth grows out, your hair will become a bit more challenging to detangle.
1) Ensure your hair is detangled prior to shampooing and detangle as you go to help with managing your hair.
2) Make sure to use lots and lots of conditioner after you shampoo and let it sit on your hair so it can begin working through any tangles with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
3) Keep your hair in sections as you shampoo and it will help with management.
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Decided to start doing my own hair after all the damage from these so called professionals. Currently, I’m moving towards the unfiltered me, no lye some dye and fabulous curls! Thanks for your help on my journey
You’re welcome Charlie and good luck!
I have been transitioning for 6 months now. My natural hair is growing but I am losing my relaxed hair. When I wash my hair my relaxed hair becomes extremely tangled but my natural hair is not. I detangle before I wash but to no avail help please
My hair is doing the same thing so I started putting egg and mayor in my hair for a protein treatment every month I also bought raw coconut oil and olive oil and argan oil it is strengthened some but idunno
I’ve been transitioning for 3 months. I really don’t know what I’m doing, but your tips and videos are great.. I would like to know if there was a way to transition my hair using a straight style.? I know. using the flat iron while transitioning is not good, but is it ok to blow dry? I tried to flat twist, couldn’t get the hang of it., they turned out horrible, tried a roller set., wasn’t tight enough and the setting lotion I used dried my hair out. I want to transition slowly and not do the big chop.. I’m really getting frustrated. Thanks for any tip you can give me.
my hair is natural but the problem with it is that i shed too much when i comb and wash that i usually do not notice growth. Hopefully this will help. Thanks
How often do you deep condition your hair and what moisturizer do you use?
hi! ok, so i’ve been w/out a relaxer for 3 months. My question is with transitioning, I don’t know whether to use products for natural or relaxed hair. Right now, I use jojoba oil and s-curl for moisture and sealing. I wanted to try out whipped shea butter but i don’t want to become a product junkie & i don’t know if it will be ok on the relaxed portion of my hair. i have been deep conditioning weekly and protein treatment monthly even before deciding to go natural (2 weeks ago) because i was on a healthy hair journey but now that i am on a natural hair journey, i want to keep the healthy element but i don’t know about my products so that sucks a little. i shampoo with nexxus ultimate moisture and co wash with aussie 3 minute miracle. i dc..well i am looking for a different dc because i don’t want to use the dpr11 over and over. i read it was good to switch up. I just need some advice about products though. It is on the verge of almost stressful as far as that issue is concerned.
I personally started using mostly natural products as soon as I began transitioning. I switched over to non sulfate shampoos, began using Jane Carter’s Smooth and Shine for moisture and sealed in moisture with oils. I probably didn’t moisturize as much as I should have when I was transitioning because I was worried about frizz but my hair still did OK moisturizing 2-3 times per week.
Tamia Parker says
Hi Lisa, I am about 3months into transitioning. Geesh, I have thought about putting a perm in already. But I have resisted so far. My sister is a beautician and they decided one day to strap me to the chair and tried to put a perm in.. How hilarious was that… It is now starting to break, what can I use for that?
Hi Tamia, that’s hilarious about strapping you to the chair! What is your routine like? Do you deep condition regularly? Are you flat ironing your hair?
I laughed so hard when you said oh my goodness, it smells like strawberry shortcake. I am thirteen years old and you are my inspiration.
Hi Lisa, a few quick questions, what do you mean by leave in and deep conditioner? Is it that after you have wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, you then go a put a leave in conditioner but you don’t wash that one out? Is good to blow dry natural right after it has been washed? Or does that damage the hair?
Yes, that is correct. I have not blow dried my hair in 10 years (LOL!) but when I did, I always did it while wet and I put a heat protectant on it before. You can buy heat protectants at any beauty supply or buy grapeseed oil.
I enjoyed your posting and video of how to manage natural hair, I have been natural for 14 months now and wearing my hair curly is a hassel because I straight/wavy hair in the front and curly in the back. I’m not sure if that’s do to the relaxer that’s still leaving my hair or not but its very frustrating when trying to wear my hair curly. What suggestions do you have when trying to wear my hair curly?
Hi, yeah most of us have different textures. My back is curlier too. Have you tried rodding your hair in a spiral motion to achieve the same curly look in the back? You could use very small rods with small locks of hair to make it mimic the texture in the back.
My last perm was Feb. 2011 and I’m experiencing shedding and breakage. My son is 3 months old so I figured it’s just postpartum shedding. Any suggestions????
I am natural after a chop, my hair is short and does have a semi natural curl to it but it is frizzy. what shampoo do you recommend , I do like the organics deep contioner.
You’ll have to see what works best for your hair, but I love Kinky Curly’s Come Clean (Target) and any of the Giovanni line (Walmart) products. Try to find shampoos that are moisturizing and are sulfate free so you don’t strip your hair’s moisture.
Thanks so much for this video and website! I am 6 months into my transition and I have been washing my hair all wrong! Wash day will be so much easier for me now.
So how do you dry your hair after you put in your leave in conditioner? Do you let it air dry or do you sit underneath your hooded dryer?
I usually let it air dry now but when I was transitioning and did a lot of rod sets I would sit under a dryer for about 20-30 minutes (that’s all I could take! lol) then I would let the rest air dry.
What type of hooded dryer do you use?
Get ready to laugh. It’s my mom’s dryer from the 1960’s. Still works like new. 🙂 The brand has long rubbed off but I doubt they make them this durable anymore. LOL!
I’m guessing it’s not good to brush your hair while in the shower because I do that all the time. I also tug at my hair in order to detangle it while I’m combing it. I use the brushes that act like combs. Man I have a long way to go. I need a new line of products and prayer. Thanks for the tips.
Step awaaaaay from the brush. LOL If you pile on the conditioner while in the shower that should help work through the tangles and then you can gently use a wide tooth comb.
I know you said you use a deep conditioner once a week, so my question is when do you use the leave in conditioner?
Right after I get out the shower and before I begin to detangle.
Thanks for sharing! I have been out of a perm for 16 years but never went natural. I haven’t had heat on my head since December of 2010. Yes, it is a long hard journey to know how to take care of your hair during this process, so again, thanks!
Thanks so much for the information that you are providing. I’ve been a YouTube junkie researching & everyones hair is already natural & curly, but no one is in the stage that I’m in. I’ve felt alone, then I came across your page. I’m not alone sista & with your help im finding my own regimen. My hair looks similar & you’ve helped reassure me that it’s just fine. Lol
Lisa, you are such an inspiration and your finished “hair-do” suits you to a T. Can’t wait until all of that processed hair has disappeared and it’s then all the real you. I just know it will be awesome. Love ya, Girl!