Hair’s the deal: You don’t have to do the “big chop” to have natural hair. But transitioning from relaxed to natural tresses does require the right products and a lot of patience. After all, you’re trying to figure out how to care for and style at least two different hair textures on one head. “During the transitioning process, use products that are highly moisturizing,” suggests Evie Johnson, MIZANI artist and celebrity stylist. “Products with coconut oil help moisturize and detangle dry/brittle hair as well as help preserve elasticity and protect hair from thermal styling damage.” Before reaching for scissors, try our roundup of expert tips and tools to help keep your coif healthy and easy to manage.
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Chemical commitments are unnecessary. Johnson recommends
MIZANI’s Thermal Smoothing System for straight styles because
“It allows your hair to revert to its natural state without changing
your bonds of hair.”
$10 | mizani-usa.com
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“Add deep conditioning to your routine,” Johnson stresses.
For a moisture-rich intensive conditioner, try KARITÉ
Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment Leave-in.
$32 | renefurtererusa.com
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Heat Free Hair Movement wigs are by us, for us with
selections for kinks, koils or kurls.
Varies | HeatFreeHair.com
Words: Carolyn Desalu
Photos: Tony Veloz