So you've finally decided to stop relaxing, drying, and flat ironing your hair, and go natural. Really, how hard could it be? No more relaxers, no more heat, piece of cake! Not exactly. As any girl who's been there knows, the struggle of transitioning from relaxed to natural hair is real—and taking the plunge can be scary.
Transitioning From Relaxed To Natural Hair
How to Transition to Natural Hair: 10 Common Questions
You might be sitting on the fence right now when you think about transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. Despite what some people might say life with hair does not suddenly become easier just because you have decided to go natural. There are lots of things that you need to take into consideration. You will have to get used to caring for natural hair which is completely different from having relaxed hair. Not only that but you will have to get used to the new you.
The Growth Timeline for Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair
Transitioning from chemically straightened to natural hair is definitely a process. Your hair will grow between a half to one inch in the first two months. This might be an easy time if you stuck to the general relaxer guideline of touch-ups every eight weeks. It's not too early to start thinking about good transition styles for the months ahead.
All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. With hairstylists in uncertain limbo around the country, squeezing in a salon visit is no small feat.