Natural Hair Care

  • –DO– Keep new growth/natural hair moisturized. Moisture is a must for long-term transitioning (or long-term relaxer stretching). Dry hair becomes susceptible to breakage and split ends. Deep conditioning (ideally weekly) with a moisturizing deep conditioner will help keep your hair moisturized. Co-washing once or twice a week, as well as…

  • Gjama asks: Hi Jen, for the looks of it, it seems like your transition has been ridiculously smooth. I’ve always heard that long-term transitioning is like walking over hot coals but it’s nice to see that with the proper techniques, knowledge, tools, AND PATIENCE, having a relatively tear-free long-term transition…

  • Time. Has. Flown. By! I remember when I used to freak out when stretching my relaxers at 16 weeks, now I’m at 16 months completely flabbergasted at the fact that I’m 73 weeks posts. [1] Do it patiently, or not at all. “It” is anything, really. I’ve learned the hard…

  • Somehow I found myself at my freezer door, reaching under the bag of peas for my shears and then magically in my bathroom snipping away at my hair tonight O_o After venting about my temptation to cut I was fully committed to hold off until either December or June for…

  • Hi there, just a bit of transitioning babble… I started this post fully ready to tell you that I’m so over my long transition and that I’m taking my shears out of the freezer… which is where I hid them to stop me from cutting my hair. But now that…

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since I last relaxed my hair! Even though this is the longest I have ever gone without relaxing my hair (I think 16 weeks was my previous record), reaching the 52 week checkpoint feels a little surreal. Probably because I’ve continued to think…

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