Sunday, January 13, 2013
Every Transition is Unique
After reading up on transitioning to natural, I found that almost every source stated that transitioning is a unique process. Transition how you want to and do what you have to do to get through your transition. If you are in the hair community I'm pretty sure you have heard " Do what works for you" a million times. That's the concept I'm speaking of. Everyone does not transition the same way. Some individuals transition with wigs, weaves, braids, buns, straw sets, etc. Some can deal with the two textures better than others so they wear their real hair throughout their journey to natural hair. With all that being said I have been rethinking my process. I know I have blogged about using half wigs and how tired I am of wearing braids/plaits, but honestly braids have been my saving grace during my transition. I probably wouldn't have made it this far without wearing kinky twist or individual braids. With regards to wigs, I haven't found any that frame my face well or look good on me. Maybe they aren't for me or I just haven't found the right one. Now I'm having second thoughts I think I should continue wearing my hair in braided styles for the rest of my transition. Dealing with the two textures and styling is very overwhelming. I think I'm causing more damage to my hair on wash days. I get so tired of those long detangling sessions which is why I optioned to wear my hair in braided styles from the start. I know the less I manipulate my hair the better so I'm going back to what I know is best for my hair which is braids. I will be making my way to the beauty supply store to pick up some packs of kanekalon hair. I'm doing what I have to do to get a full head of healthy natural hair.