Scared of heat damage as much as I am? Well don’t fret! There is a alternative safe solution to achieving a “blowout” on your natural hair.
I have been doing this method throughout my journey and I love the versatility it allows for my hair to be styled in different ways. In this video I will show you how I achieve this look.
Photo Cred: Shanti from AroundTheWayCurls.com
Had enough of relaxers but you don’t want to cut all of your processed hair off? Then Transitioning may be just for you! Transitioning Hairstyles will help you blend your straight hair with your natural texture. Try these hairstyles to get you through the sometimes-awkward stages of transitioning and you’ll feel confident that your hair looks good every day:
1. Flat Twists
Very similar to cornrows, you use two strands of hair instead of three when creating these twists, which lie on the head. You’ll still need to secure the ends. If your hair is past your shoulders, you can gather the ends into a ponytail or bun, while shorter hair can simply be pinned into place.
Buns, topknots and chignons are all easy and elegant ways to style transitioning hair. If you work in a professional environment, skip the scrunchies and choose other accessories to hold your hair in place, opt for elastic bands or use hairpins.
3. Bantu Knots
Unlike twist outs or braid outs if your ends are straight from relaxer this method will curl your ends. You can wear bantu knots as a style on its own or you can take them out for a curly look.
4. Roller Sets
This includes curling your hair by use of perm rods, flexi rods, and rollers. Roller sets are easy to do and can last up to a week with care. Using this transitioning style allows you to have a controlled and uniform look to your curls.
5. Extensions/Afro Wigs/Curly Wigs
For some women, weaving their hair away during transitioning is much easier. You can even choose extensions that mimic natural hair so that you can get an idea of what your new texture will look like on you. Wigs are great because you can do protective styling (cornrows, coils, two strand twists, box braids) underneath and change up your style a bit or cover up a bad hair day! Secure your hair pieces but again not too tight, so you can avoid a thinning hairline.
What are some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles?
With the colder weather approaching us, many of us are finding ways to keep our tresses protected. And one of the best ways to keep those ends tucked in is by protective styling. Here are 5 easy ways to keep your hair protected:
1. Havana/Marley Twists
One of my favorite hairstyles, it is very versatile and durable.
Head Wraps are such a quick and easy style on the go, especially for those who are not into protective hair-styling or may not have the time. You can manage to keep your ends protected and all in a matter of minutes!
3. Mini Twists
Mini Twists are another great versatile hairstyle and there is no need to add extra hair.
4. Side-Fishtail Braid
Absolutely love this elegant style, it’s a quick style to achieve on the go and you can wear it to any occasion.
5. Braided Halo
Another great protective hairstyle that you can manage within minutes and wear for weeks and not to mention, super cute!