Transitioning to Natural Hair
At Von's Salon, we celebrate the beauty and versatility of natural African American hair. We are available to encourage anyone who is ready to make the transition from relaxed hair to healthy, vibrant natural hair.
If your hair has been permed or relaxed and you are ready to make the change to a natural hair style, you have several options available as you make the transition.
* OPTION ONE: If you love the length of your hair and cannot bear to part with it, then you will need to treat it very gently to avoid breakage during the transition. Your hair will be extremely fragile at the point where the relaxed hair meets the natural hair. You will need to be careful when using heat styling tools and remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Adding a natural moisturizer to your hair will keep the hair cuticle healthy and flexible and keep breakage to a minimum, although breakage is to be expected to some extent when transitioning.
* OPTION TWO: If you decide to cut the portion of your hair that has been relaxed, but you still want length, hair extensions can be added to your natural hair to give you the length that you desire.
* OPTION THREE: If you don't mind losing the length of your hair, then allow an expert stylist to cut the relaxed portion away and then style the natural hair that is left with a natural style designed to work with shorter length hair.
Making the transition can sometimes be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Below are a few tips that will make the transition to natural hair an easier process. You can also schedule a consultation at Von's Salon to learn additional tips for transitioning to natural hair from an experienced professional.
AVOID SHAMPOOS CONTAINING SULFATES.
Shampoos that contain sulfates can be very damaging to your hair. Sulfates are chemicals in the shampoo that create the sudsy lather, but they also pull the moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Check the ingredients when you purchase your shampoo products. If you see ingredients such as "sodium laureth sulfate" or a similar chemical combination with the term "sulfate" listed, then try to avoid the product. We have several sulfate free products at Von's Salon that will leave your hair healthy and nourished instead of dry and stripped of oils.
ADD MOISTURE TO YOUR HAIR.
Adding moisture to your hair will allow your hair to grow long, strong and healthy. You can do a deep conditioning treatment to your hair every week to add moisture back into the hair cuticle which will keep it from becoming brittle and dry. Nourishing and moisturizing your hair with natural products such as shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil are all excellent choices.
CHOOSE NATURAL PRODUCTS.
Check the ingredients of the styling and cleansing products that you are using on your hair and scalp. If you see more chemicals than natural ingredients, then you may be adding a solution to your hair and scalp that will cause it to become dry and brittle. Use products with ingredients that are as natural as possible for shampooing, conditioning, and moisturizing.
BE CAREFUL WITH HEAT STYLING.
If not used properly, heat styling tools can cause additional damage to your hair. When using heat styling tools such as dryers and flat irons, make sure that they are used in conjunction with a process designed to add moisture back into your hair, such as the hydra-steamer service at Von's Salon.
SLEEP WITH YOUR HAIR COVERED.
Cover your hair with a scarf or cap when you sleep at night. This will not only seal in moisture, but it will also prevent your hair from breaking as it rubs against your pillow during sleep.
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