Getting your tools together. . .
Any new mission needs an armoury – and transitioning is no exception. Going from relaxed hair to natural hair is much more than a style shift – it requires a changing of the guard as you ditch the old mindset and gird yourself with a whole new approach to handling the hair atop your head.
The biggest component in your armoury is a clear focus and decision to embrace and work with your natural hair. What you will also require, is a practical toolkit in your hand.
You'll need it to prevent the technical difficulties that you will inevitably experience along the way becoming more than temporary hiccups, and morphing into towering setbacks that make you give up your goal.
The practical components of your armoury are threefold: tools, techniques and products. In each Enter: The Transition, we'll delve a little deeper into all of these.
For now, here's a primer of everything you'll need to get started:
OPTIONAL (for those who wish to heatstyle during their transition only)
. . .and when all else fails, how to hide a bad hair day.
The benefits of the toolbox. . .
Having your tools stockpiled and your techniques at the ready goes a long way to easing your transition. Not only does it make the process less frustrating and more fun for you – more about discovering your hair daily than struggling to reconcile two opposing hair types – it's also effective against certain outside forces.
While the current climate is far more favourable to transitioning than the strong opposition many would-be naturals faced in years past, the ability to have every hair in place remains very powerful against any negativity you encounter for your decision.
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