Transitioning Hair: 11 Months Post Relaxer
Transitioning Hair 11 Months Post Relaxer
  1. SECTION. I part and clip my hair into 4-5 sections.
  2. MOISTURISE. Working in sections, I moisturise my hair with a water-based moisturiser. My two favourite moisturisers are 1. the Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter (which melts my tangles) and 2. water. If I’m out of my moisture butter, just misting with water is enough once I do the next step.
  3. SEAL. I always seal in the moisture with a light oil. My favourite is Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil but any natural oil like extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil will do.
  4. PLAIT or TWIST. I plait my hair in the respective section right after applying my oil. This additionally helps to lock in the moisture for the night and stretch out the roots of my hair.
  5. COVER IT UP. I usually either sleep with a satin cap, scarf or on a satin pillowcase. This reduces the likelihood of a cotton pillowcase drying out my freshly moisturised hair.