Transitioning to natural is such huge deal and sometimes a lot of work. With so many extensions methods on the scene now, its sometimes hard for women to know what is best for them and their hair. I always explain to women who desire to be natural that they need to know exactly what it is that they expect from their natural hair first. Do you desire to wear it straight, would you prefer to rock your natural curls, or both?
If you decide that you’d like to wear your hair in a straight state, I Tips or microlinks would be great because they blend flawlessly into your natural hair when the right texture is selected. This method allows you the ability to get to your scalp for treatments, save your edges from tension from braids, and to keep up with your natural hair while still giving you ” The Look!” If curly hair is more of what you desire you still have the ability to wear the links, or the tips and avoid heat by simply wearing your extensions in its natural curly state as well. Sew ins are also awesome because there is no need to apply heat to your hair with a closure or frontal. The less you manipulate your hair the better it does while its in a sew in, and when done properly, will always continue to be a staple style!
Every one of these styles has its benefits, and it really just boils down to preference. I strongly advise having a professional 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!!!