It’s out with the old and in with the new! You’re officially transitioning your hair back into its healthiest, most natural form. The transitional period is not an easy one, but you shouldn’t worry about your new journey. Your hair needs plenty of time and space to thrive, so you must protect its delicacy. Switching up your hairstyles to achieve effortless styles is an essential step to keep your hair protected and healthy! To do so, protective styling gives your hair the break it needs without missing the flair. We’ve come up with a list of the best transitional hairstyles to keep you blessed and never stressed for this lengthy era.
1) Roller sets
If you’re craving some volumized drama, roller sets should be best friend! Roller sets come in a variety of forms such as flexi rods, perm rods, or sponge rollers. It all depends on your hair length and desired style!
To take full advantage of this style, it’s important to use good ol foam mousse. Your curls won’t look or feel as limp and lifeless because foam mousse specializes in light weight definition and hold. If it couldn’t get any better, foam mousse also enables a faster drying time so your curls will be set in no time! Your curls will be elongated to retain their defined goodness with a nice sprinkle of glossiness. Products such as the Camille Rose Spiked Honey Mousse 4-IN-1 Styler and Original Moxie Pop Life Volumizing Mousse specialize in boosting your hair’s appearance in shine and strength to guarantee your hair’s fragility is never threatened.
To finish off your roller sets, a pick such as the KAZMALEJE Kurls and Detangler Pick will fluff your roots with gentle precision.
Whether you decide to use your natural hair or extensions, twists keep your hair protected from the root to the ends. They’re great for lessening manipulation but increasing the chances of moisture retention. If the hair shaft is properly moisturized, your hair will break less! As we know, during transition your hair is as fragile as they come because it’s adjusting to different treatment that’s less hostile. Excessive manipulation is to be avoided so twists guarantee a nice, lengthy break for a few weeks!
To perfect this style, gel, a rat tail comb, and oil will seal the deal. The Curly Temple Pineapple Crunch Gel and Twisted Sista Amazing Dream Curl Gel are ideal for moisture and quick detangling to get fulfill the natural bounce of twists! To seal the ends a lil bit of oil Yaya Oil from Dr. Locs will replenish and smooth.
Ah, yes. Braids are the go-to protective style for any black person in need of some flavor. Braids come in a variety of fashion so you really can choose whichever style to your liking. Of course, be mindful of the thickness and length since your hair is already stressed. To add additional tensions, your strands will not hesitate to break away! With that being said, you must always protect your roots since the healthiest hair is formed there. To ensure your roots are adequately prepped, Oh My Glide! Pre-Styling Detangler by OYIN Handmade and Tree Naturals’ Coconut & Lemongrass Curl Refresher Spray will help detangle then refresh your hair in its braided state.
4) Bantu knots
If you’re hiding uneven hair length and differences in hair texture, bantu knots give the perfect camouflage. The ends of your hair are protected and wrapped so they’re not being strangled to its wit’s ends. Again, this low maintenance stye ensures your hair is properly cared for, by not doing anything! To achieve this look, you need a styling product that will hold your curls in place for a sleek finish. Wrapping foam from Hydratherma Naturals Foaming Sea Silk Curly Styler and Design Essentials Purple Foaming Wrap Lotion making detangling easier to mold your hair flawlessly.
If you’re truly tired of styling your hair and in need of something different, try headwraps! Headwraps can be used whenever you just feel like letting your hair go as it is in trendy cloth. They’re perfect for creative freedom and practicing styles that are diverse in knots and twists.
The transitional hair period is nothing to rush. You have the freedom to give your hair the break it needs but remain as stylish and fresh as ever. Whichever style you choose, your hair will be protected and secured for a stronger growing period in the future!
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