BASIC HAIR CARE NEEDS FOR TRANSITIONING HAIR
Hey all! We get many questions about what products we used during our transition from relaxed to natural. We used many, but these are the staple products that we actually re-purchased time and time again. We believe these products can work for many different hair types, as we used it on all 3 different coil patterns--and found success! If you already have a hair regimen with some good, trusty products in your drawer, then make sure to stick with it! If you are looking for a particular product to add to your regimen, we hope this "arsenal" of products can help you as much as it helped us.
|Silk Elements Megasilk Conditioner|
|Kinky Curly Knot Today|
Leave In Moisturizer
OUR CLEANSER: Washing transitioning hair can become a nightmare if the right products and techniques are not used. This Shampoo by Shea Moisture (Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Control Shampoo) is a creamy cleanser that satisfies the cleansing portion of your hair care regimen without causing dryness and making your hair feel "stripped". A little goes a long way, so use sparingly. We loved that it didn't cause our hair to tangle and knot as some shampoos tend to do.
OUR GEL: The Taliah Waajid "Lock It Up" Gel was great for Dimples and I during our transition! Our coils are tighter than T's, so we needed the jelly hold that this gave. I used it on my natural roots to give a nice hold or "set" for my two strand twists. It has a jelly like consistency. It provides a nice hold without crunch or flakes
WHEN WE FLAT IRON: We used this light oil substance on blow dried hair to add sheen and protect our ends from breaking or splitting. This product is perfect for flat ironing or applying any kind of heat to hair. It doesn’t cause greasy-ness and keeps away frizz producing longer lasting straightness. It has a great coconut scent that’s not too strong & has natural healthy ingredients. Using this product when straightening hair leaves it feeling silky and smooth. This product can also be used on curly hair, by applying after a wash and go to keep hair from frizzing.
Below, I link other items that we had in our stash during our transition (and continue to use to present day! They were especially important during our transitioning period in order to create 1 consistent texture for styling. Congratulations on your Transition & Don't forget to Have Fun!