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June 10, 2020
We've all had a few months to reflect on the many different areas of our life during the lockdown, and many awesome changes have resulted in the way we live day-to-day as a result of this increased awareness.
We've had the time and foresight to invest in the important relationships in our lives, we've rediscovered the pleasures of getting outdoors... And all of us have had plenty of time checking out our hair in the mirror, and see what it's really like when left to its own devices as we've been getting by without our usual access to the salon and our beloved stylists!
While almost all of us have been counting down the days until we can get a haircut or freshen up our color... There are still a few among us who have been devoted to chemical straightening and relaxing treatments, or relying completely on sew-ins, weaves and extensions to pull off our hairstyle goals. But perhaps this time getting to know your natural hair that's peeking through at the roots has fueled your fire to embrace your natural curls, kinks or waves once and for all, and step into the naturalista status you were born to shine in!
If you're a new member to the natural club, you are so welcome over onto the curly side. The good news is, you’ve probably already got a couple of months’ worth of your natural hair growing out since the lockdown began, so there’s literally never been a better time than now to keep-on-keeping-on with your growing out progress!
You’ve already got the head start you need, with your hair's natural beauty journey well underway. So, if you need a bit of wind in your sails to stay the course, or to motivate you to keep going... We've got you.
Here's how you can continue falling in love with your natural hair that you're newly getting to know, and help to welcome it into the world in the most gorgeous of ways.
This may seem like a weird tip. But giving your hair a little pre-cut before diving in all the way for the big chop can make transitioning to completely textured hair so much easier.
With your newfound texture, you'll need to switch up your products from stylers designed for straighter tresses, to ones that are created for textured hair. Using the right products will ensure that your new curls that grow in will be a lot easier to manage.
Of course, it'll take a while for your chemically relaxed hair to grow out, and depending on how much length you want to retain, it could be many months before you can snip off the last of the straightened ends. Be prepared to work with your two different textures for a while,
I hope these tips assist with easing your transition from chemically straightened to a natural curly goddess! If you've recently gone natural, or are looking for some words of encouragement as you embark on this gratifying hair journey, we'd love to hear your story in the comments below...
With you every step of the way,
~ Keneesha and the Urbanbella Team
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Everything we've learned about looking after our natural hair keeps pointing back to the golden rule: That more moisture is good for our curls. So, going by that theory.. More humidity in the air is good, right?
Well, it might not be so clear-cut for us Naturalistas. Humidity can be a bit of a tricky one to navigate, as it can affect natural hair in different ways, depending on your curl type and characteristics. For some of us, humidity can bring a welcome boost of volume and dimension to our hair... But for others, it can unleash a world of frizz we never knew existed. Here's how to navigate the humidity for your natural hair type!