Are you considering transitioning to natural? Transitioning involves returning to your natural hair texture from a chemically straightened or heat damaged state without doing the big chop. Many people transition over a period of weeks to months depending on what time frame is best for them. During the process of transitioning, you will cut the ends of your hair gradually until you have no more relaxed ends and your hair is completely natural.
Transitioning to natural can be very challenging if you don’t have the proper products and a good hair care regimen in place to help you. The good news is that as you find great products for your hair, build your hair care regimen, and begin to learn more about your hair, your transition will become easier as time goes on.
During your transition, you will be dealing with two different textures. The line where your new growth meets your relaxed ends is called the line of demarcation and will be very fragile. So to prevent breakage you need to handle your hair with care. Just about anything you do to your hair, from detangling, shampooing and styling, can lead to breakage if you are not careful.
For a smooth transition to natural, you will need to have the best products in your regimen. Here are the top 4 Mielle Organics products that will help you get through your transition with ease.
You will want to have a good shampoo that will help to remove product buildup, but also a shampoo that will not dry out your hair. Shampoos that contain sulfates can be drying on your hair, so a good sulfate free shampoo is a better option. A shampoo that contains oils and moisturizing agents, improve hydration and cleanse your hair is the best option.
The Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo is a perfect choice because it is a gentle shampoo that also contains rich moisturizing agents to soften and strengthen your hair. It is infused with all natural and certified organic ingredients that include Babassu Oil, Almond protein, and Hibiscus extract. The Babassu Oil is derived from a lightweight Amazonian palm fruit. The Almond protein provides strength and elasticity to your hair, and the hibiscus extract helps to provide your hair with shine and increases manageability.
Deep conditioning is essential for transitioning to natural. This step in your regimen should not be overlooked or missed. Natural hair requires moisture to help prevent breakage and deep conditioning will help your hair maintain moisture and prevent breakage. While transitioning, it is best to deep condition on a regular basis. A suggestion is to deep condition your hair weekly. Your deep conditioner should also be applied directly after shampooing to achieve the best results. To get the most benefits out of your deep conditioning session, you can also use heat such as a hooded dryer or steamer. This will help the conditioner penetrate your hair strands and allow maximum moisture.
The Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner contributes to infuse hair with moisture and protein to restore dry and damaged hair. It is enriched with fatty acids and natural oils that will help to reduce frizz. It is a deep penetrating conditioner made with complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural ingredients that will help restore moisture to damaged and dry hair. The Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner contains just the right amount of protein and moisture to help you maintain the moisture and protein balance in your hair.
You always need to have a good leave in conditioner in your product stash. After each deep conditioning session, you should apply your leave in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners help to coat the hair and also help to provide added moisture. They also help with setting your hairstyles and even serve as heat protectants. They help define curls and give your hair added body, shine, and manageability.
The Mielle Organics Organic White Peony Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner is the perfect lightweight leave in conditioner that is packed with organic ingredients that are designed to give your hair moisture and protection. The Organic White Peony Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner will not only seal in moisture, but is excellent for taming frizz and flyaways. It is also ideal for daily use and protection against heat damage.
Having a great styling product that serves multiple purposes will make your transition to natural much easier. Whether you want to do a perm rod set, twist out, or braid out having a mousse in your stash will come in handy.
The Brazilian Curly Cocktail Mousse will give you soft, defined and also frizz free curls. It contains a blend of organic and Brazilian oils such as Babassu, Buriti Buriti, Copaiba Oil and Muru Muru. The super combo of Brazilian oils helps to absorb into the hair shaft locking in moisture and also giving your hair the ultimate definition and moisture. Your perm rods, Flexi rods, twist outs and braid outs will turn out very moisturized and well defined. This product is also great paired with the Brazilian Curl Cream for healthy curl definition.During your transitioning journey, you will experience good days and some days that are not so good. The key is to have patience and continue to learn your hair and what works best. For example, if a twist out doesn't work for you, then try a braid out. Hang in there healthy hair takes time and patience. Happy Transitioning!