Helpful tips

How long does it take for transitioning hair to grow?

How long does it take for transitioning hair to grow?

Whether you decide to do a big chop or gradually grow out a relaxer, it’s going to take at least three to four months to start to see real change. For some, it may be a full year before you’re completely chemical-free.

When should you cut your hair when transitioning?

It is recommended to trim anywhere from a 1/2 inch to an inch at a time. This can be once a month or every 2-3 months. Trimming gets you closer to your goal of fully natural hair. If you plan on transitioning for a year and trimming half an inch a month, you will end up trimming six inches of hair.

Does your hair grow while transitioning?

Hair grows an average of 1/4 to 1/2 inch per month, so to keep your tresses healthy and looking good, you should aim to trim at least 1/4 inch per month as you transition. As you get rid of processed ends, you make way for more of your natural texture. This keeps your mane healthy and thriving.

Do you lose a lot of hair when transitioning?

Expect some breakage and shedding. If you gracefully make it through transitioning your hair without experiencing shedding and breakage, that is awesome! However, lots of transitioners notice the ends of their hair are a lot thinner after several inches of new growth.

What does hair transitioning mean?

Put simply, natural hair transitioning is the process of a person with naturally curly hair moving away from straightening treatments and towards their natural curl pattern.

What are the do’s and don’ts of transitioning to natural hair?

Here are some tips to make your move to natural hair as smooth as possible.

  • Don’t buy every product.
  • Do detangle with patience.
  • Don’t damage the line of demarcation.
  • Do treat your hair to moisture & protein.
  • Don’t use a texturizer.
  • Do find your go-to style.

Should I cut transitioning hair wet or dry?

Only Cut Your Hair When It’s Dry Cutting wet hair may seem like the normal approach, but trimming it while it’s damp or wet can lead to frayed ends. The best way to visualize this point is by imagining two pieces of paper. One is damp and the other is dry.

What can I use for transitioning hair?

  1. Shea Moisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid-Up Conditioning Gel.
  2. Shea Moisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid Up & Take Down Detangler.
  3. Vernon Francis Re-Vamp Shampoo.
  4. Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Moisturizing Leave-In Hair Lotion.
  5. Oyin Handmade The Sugars Pomade.
  6. DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair Seaweed Strengthening Mask.

How do you moisturize transitioning hair?

For fine hair, you should look for light moisturisers like Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, or Big Hair Leave-in Moisturising Milk. You should also use light vegetable oils or look for products that have light oils such as almond, grapeseed oil, avocado or jojoba oil.

How do I detangle my 4C hair?

How to properly detangle 4C hair

  1. Start with moisturized hair.
  2. Work in small sections.
  3. Use products that will give you slip.
  4. Detangle each section using your fingers.
  5. Gently detangle using a wide tooth comb/ detangling brush.
  6. Start from the tips as you go down the roots.
  7. Twist/ braid each section when done.

Where can I find women transitioning to gray hair?

In the beginning, of my transition to gray hair I scoured the internet, Pinterest, and Facebook looking for women who had posted about their full transition to gray hair. At that time, there really wasn’t much out there.

How long did it take Joni to transition to grey hair?

18 months – almost done! Also, I learned that nobody really cares what you’re doing with your hair. It was so freeing! I began my transition on March 25, 2018 and finished on October 10, 2019 – 18.5 months from start to finish. Joni – Fully Transitioned at 18 1/2 Months! Yay! I’m a minimalist when it comes to products for my hair.

Are there silver sisters that have transitioned to gray hair?

Several of my silver sisters, who have been through the full transition, graciously offered up their transition collages so you could see. I asked each of these glorious women to offer up any Words of Wisdom on going gray; they all had their own unique and silvery advice.

How often did I change my hair color?

I’d probably use that dye once a week for the next three or four weeks until I went in for a salon color. I got my hair colored every eight to ten weeks at the salon. I didn’t want to go in any sooner than that because 1) I couldn’t stand the whole process and how much time it took and 2) it hurt my scalp.