Transitioning from relaxed hair back to natural is such huge deal and sometimes a lot of work. There are so many extensions methods on the scene now. It’s sometimes hard for women to know what is best for them and their hair. Should you just transition or should you use extension in between.
I always explain to women who want to be natural that they need to know exactly what it is that they expect from their natural hair first. Do you plan to wear it straight, would you prefer to rock your natural curls, or both?
Transitioning From Straight
If you decide that you will be wearing your hair in a straight state, itips or microlinks would be great. They both help in transitioning because they blend flawlessly into your natural hair. iTips allow you the ability to get to your scalp for different treatments. It can also save your edges from the tension from braids and to keep up with your natural hair. All of this while still giving your client the look !
Transitioning To Curly Hair
If curly hair is more of what you desire you still have options. You have the ability to wear microlinks or itips. The both avoid heat by simply wearing your extensions in its natural curly state as well. Sewins are also awesome because there is no need to apply heat to your hair with a closure or frontal. The less you manipulate or heat style your hair the better it does while its in a sew in, and when done properly, will always continue to be a staple style !
It’s All Beneficial
Every one of these styles has its benefits and it really just boils down to preference. I strongly advise having a professional (me) to provide these services who has been properly trained in these type of extension services to avoid tension and breakage, especially while the hair is already in a more fragile state from transitioning. Don’t forget the purpose of any extensions is to protect your hair and grow it out, so don’t forget your trims and treatments in between installs !!
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