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5 Tips for Soft, Defined Twist Outs
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5 Tips for Soft, Defined Twist Outs

When I decided to transition to natural, twist outs were one of things I was most looking forward to trying out. My first twist out was faaaarrrrrr from cute. I felt like a walking chia pet and refused to leave my apartment that day. But as the old adage goes, “if at first you don’t...

Transitioning to Natural Do’s and Don’ts
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Transitioning to Natural Do’s and Don’ts

–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 moisturizing and sealing are other...

Transitioning Talk: The Hardest Part Is Looking Back
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Transitioning Talk: The Hardest Part Is Looking Back

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 is possible. I’ve already read...

Transitioning Talk: 16 Months, 16 Epiphanies
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Transitioning Talk: 16 Months, 16 Epiphanies

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 way that if I don’t...