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sHARING IS CARING! I RECENTLY HOSTED A GIVEAWAY FOR FANTASY ACCESSORY BOX ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. TO ENTER, MY SUBSCRIBERS HAD TO SEND ME A MESSAGE GIVING SOME OF THEIR BEST ADVICE FOR TRANSITIONERS. I DECIDED TO SHARE SOME OF THE ADVICE HERE. MAYBE IT WILL GIVE SOME OF YOU TRANSITIONING GALS A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT! KEEP YA HEAD UP SHAWTY!

My advice is to have patience, & experiment and find the hairstyles and hair products for YOUR hair. Not all products are gonna work on your hair and not all hairstyles will agree with you. Be patient, drink water, eat healthy & enjoy your natural hair journey..! ^_^ #1year 8months natural    Be Patient! The world wasn’t built in a day. You’re aren’t going to have long curly hair or a huge fro over night. But with patience comes careful maintenance and paying attention to your hair’s dos and don’ts. The TLC and moisture will maximize hair retention!  LESS IS MORE! DESPITE WHAT SOME MAY THINK, NATURAL HAIR DOES NOT NEED A TON OF PRODUCT IN IT EVERY DAY. TO BE WET EVERYDAY, TO BE COMBED EVERYDAY OR TO BE WASHED EVERY FEW DAYS CAN BE UNNECESSARY. YOUR HAIR CAN RETAIN THE MOST LENGTH WITH LOW MANIPULATION STYLING. LET YOUR HAIR BE FREE!  My words of advice to a new naturalista are, “Patience and persistence and personalization are the makings of healthy hair and healthy character.”   I GOT MY LAST RELAXER 3 YRS & 2 MONTHS AGO. I’VE DISCOVERED ALONG THE WAY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PAY ATTENTION AND LEARN WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR HAIR, THEN YOU CAN SIT BACK & PRACTICE PATIENCE! :) MY BEST ADVICE WOULD BE TO ACCEPT YOUR OWN TEXTURE, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE STYLES WE CAN MANIPULATE OUR HAIR INTO. SUPER CURLY, SUPER STRAIGHT, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN..REMIND YOUR HAIR WHO’S BOSS, MAKE THIS JOURNEY YOUR OWN.    My advice to any transitioner is to pay attention to your hair and be able to cut your hair when it is necessary. When i say this i mean noticing damage. I transitioned from Severe Heat Damage this year for 10 months.  So instead of waiting longer i decided to part with 10 inches of hair.  All in all trimming is very important to the health of your hair and should be done as needed. The best advice I could give to someone who is transitioning or newly natural is that patience is key! There will be days when your hair gets on your lastttttt nerve, BUT with patience, you begin to learn about the texture of your hair (and if you have more than one texture throughout your head), what products work best for your, and what hairstyles are your favorite. Being natural requires much dedication, but it is absolutely worth it :)   I’m going to give advice to all women (natural and transitioning). When transitioning make sure you pick styles that fit you and styles that you love. Just make sure that whatever styles you use are ones that will not stress the edges of your hair. Transitioning is always fun because you get to experiment with different types of styles and try them all until you find the perfect one! Advice for naturals – ALWAYS STAY CONFIDENT! No matter what anyone says you are always beautiful and this is when the confidence test goes into play. When I first went natural one of my white “friends” told me that my hair looks weird… -_- lol. Love your curlpattern no matter how wavy or how coily. Its all beautiful… confidence is key! Also while being natural… wear a lot more protective styles. I personally don’t like wearing them but it helps my ends a lot and helps me to retain length. Advice for all women – EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAY, it doesn’t matter how you decide to wear you hair.  MY ADVICE TO OTHER NATURALS AND TRANSITIONERS IS SIMPLE: LISTEN TO YOUR HAIR! I TELL EVERYONE THIS WHEN THEY ASK ME ABOUT THE PRODUCTS I USE. IN FACT QUITE A FEW OF THE GIRLS AT MY HIGH SCHOOL HAVE BEEN GOING NATURAL (WE’VE STARTED A NATURAL HAIR UPRISING AT MY SCHOOL!) AND I THINK THEY’D AGREE. YOUR HAIR WILL TELL YOU WHAT IT WANTS IF YOU LISTEN. FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE HEARD SO MANY AMAZING REVIEWS ABOUT THE SHEA MOISTURE LINE AND DECIDED TO PURCHASE SOME. MY HAIR DIDN’T LIKE IT AT ALL, IT FELT LIKE IT WAS SUCKING THE MOISTURE RIGHT OUT OF IT. HOWEVER, MY BEST FRIEND SWEARS BY THE STUFF BECAUSE IT MAKES HER HAIR FEEL AMAZING. IN SHORT, NOT EVERY PRODUCT IS GONNA BE GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S A BAD PRODUCT, JUST NOT RIGHT FOR YOU. SO THAT’S MY ULTIMATE ADVICE: LISTEN TO YOU HAIR. :)   The BEST advice I can give to a transitioner, and a natural girl is to stay encouraged! I always had nay sayers when I was transitioning, and now that I’m fully natural I still have people saying that I should get a relaxer, and I tell them NO! I stay encouraged for myself, because I know I am doing this for me, and my health! Stay encouraged! Love every kink, nap, curl, twist, fro, and loc! Love your hair, staying positive about your hair will lead to a much better hair growth journey! Stay encouraged ladies!!!! Natural Hair is FREE hair!!!!   “LEARNING TO CARE FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR TAKES TIME. IT’S A PROCESS YOU MUST LEARN FOR YOURSELF. WHILE THERE ARE CERTAIN TRIED AND TRUE TECHNIQUES TO CARE FOR YOUR NATURAL HAIR LIKE SULFATE FREE WASHING G, DEEP CONDITIONING, MOISTURIZING, AND SEALING; YOU’LL NEED TO EXPERIMENT WITH VARIOUS PRODUCTS TO DETERMINE WHICH WORK BEST FOR YOUR HAIR. KEEPING A HAIR JOURNAL WILL HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF THE PRODUCTS THAT YOU TRY.”    I’m natural and the best advice i can give anyone with hair on their head period is love YOUR hair! In the beginning of my hair journey i struggled with styles because my hair is naturally fine and all the naturals i watched had very thick hair. I became discouraged and obsessed with trying to get my hair thick, but once i realized that this is the hair God gave me (and i was stuck with it), i began to work with it. I had to accept that i will never have thick hair and and its perfectly fine because there is so many things that my hair type can do. You just have to find what is good about your hair and embrace it. Also, good advice is to understand that you can learn from ANYONE. Just because my hair isn’t as thick as other naturals that i watch, doesn’t mean that i can’t learn from them. I still practice tips and tricks they give and just overall hair health advice in general. I even watch relaxed girls because at the end of the day the goal is to make your hair as healthy as it can be and if they know how to achieve that, then i’m all ears! So, in a nut shell, my advice is to accept and love YOUR hair, focus on the overall health of hair, and understand that you can learn from ANYONE. :-)     My best advice for a naturalista would be to keep the hair detangled and stretched out. I lost a lot of hair due to not following this advice myself and once I got it down, I was good to go!  The best advice I can give a transitioner like myself is to be confident. It is extremely hard when loved ones and strangers criticize how your hair looks or tell you that you look like a slave and need a relaxer. I have dealt with these comments daily and if I wasn’t confident I woud be back relaxed right now. I always remeber that I am beautiful regardless of my hair. Confidence is key!( 10 months post relaxer)!!!!!   My advice for people who are transitioning or are already natural would be to have patience. Those transitioning want to be completely natural like yesterday and those fully natural want there hair long like yesterday. Patience is key. Just have fun trying out new hair care products and coming up with new hairstyles and before you know it they will have reached there hair goal, whatever it may be.   I HAVE BEEN TRANSITIONING FOR A YEAR. MY ADVICE IS PRETTY SIMPLE. PATIENCE: BECAUSE IT TAKES TIME TO GET INTO NEW HABITS AND EDUCATE YOURSELF. DETERMINATION: TO STICK WITH IT AND NOT GIVE UP. REALIZATION: THAT EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT TEXTURE, GROWTH RATE AND DIFFERENT THINGS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT WORK. AND AFTER HAVING PERM FOR SO MANY YEARS YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF HAIR YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE. AT LEAST THIS IS THE ADVICE I WOULD GIVE BECAUSE THESE ARE THE THINGS I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF OFF THROUGH THE JOURNEY.   i have been natural for 5 years now and have definitely learned a lot through the years. to keep it short i would say my best advice for the natural ladies or women that want to go natural is “stay confident in your decision, be patient with your hair, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!”

Y’ALL SAW A COUPLE OF POINTS REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES RIGHT? SOAK IT IN! IT WAS ALL WONDERFUL ADVICE. THESE HERMANAS HAVE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES OR ARE CURRENTLY WALKING IN THEM. IF YOU’RE TRANSITIONING, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM YOU HAVE FACED THUS FAR?

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