6 months transitioning to natural hair
You’re likely hitting around three inches of new growth, with the relaxed and natural hair having wildly different textures. This is normal! Now is the time to start trying to type your curls, when they’ve had time to settle into their pattern a bit. Keep in mind that this may not end up being your final texture, but take our curl quiz to identify your current curl type and get tailored product recommendations.
This is when the frustration can start setting in. If you find yourself thinking, “Why did I decide to do this?” take a look at your healthy growth and try to imagine when all of your waves, curls or coils look that way. The old styles you’re used to wearing may not work like they used to, so try out some new ones! Your hair should be strong enough at this point to support extensions, so if you really want curls for days or a longer style, look into supplementing your growth for a boost in confidence.
Care routine: Trim off at least one to two inches of your relaxed hair and consider trimming it all away, if your relaxed ends are shorter than your new growth. Keep up the masks and deep conditioning treatments to keep your new hair healthy looking. Find styles for blended textures and protective styles, and make sure you’re detangling your hair gently with your fingers to protect the line of demarcation. Our Wash Day Wonder Wonder® is perfect for this delicate stage.