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Transitioning To Natural Hair – Four Haircare Products You’ll Need Along The Way

09 March 2018
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As more modern African women embrace the natural texture of their hair, the more we've seen a number of excellent styles emerging from women both locally and abroad. As the trend continues to grow, you may be considering undergoing your own transition to natural tresses.

Whether you’re retiring the weave, giving your hair a break from bleaches and dyes, or letting that relaxed look grow out to reveal your curls again, transitioning to natural means your haircare routine will have to include:

  • detangling
  • washing
  • conditioning
  • moisturising

Detangler

An important part of promoting hair health during the transitional phase is the process of detangling. Invest in a product like Mizani’s multi-purpose 25 Miracle Milk that will make detangling easier, guard against damage and save you some pain. When shopping for a detangling product, search for ingredients like Aloe vera for its scalp-soothing properties, and coconut oil for lubrication.

While you’re at it, you may want to consider a detangling brush to aid in your endeavour.

Shampoo

Choose a gentle, sulphate-free cleansing shampoo that will condition, clarify and moisturise your mane. Specially designed for African hair, True Textures® Moisture Replenish Shampoo from Mizani contains the perfect blend of natural ingredients to nourish and protect natural hair – including coconut, olive and Marula oils.

Conditioner

Conditioner is one of the most important products in your hair care arsenal. As Rocky Bukasa, Mizani education developer, explains, “Conditioning is a vital stage in your haircare routine as it helps to soften, strengthen and generally make hair more manageable, so you can style without the headache of knots and tangles.” Mizani Moisturfusion® Silk Cream Conditioner is a popular choice for African women switching to natural as it’s just as effective for natural hair as it is for relaxed and colour-treated locks.

Moisturiser

As you undergo the transition and your hair gains length, you’re likely to experience dryness. Don’t worry, this is entirely normal, as your hair’s natural oils move slowly down the shafts of curly hair. To combat this you must moisturise regularly. Be on the lookout for ingredients such as jojoba oil, glycerine, aloe vera, shea butter, and avocado oil; all of which work to nourish your locks. Mizani’s Supreme Oil Moisturising Mask is an advanced product that will work wonders to enhance your hair’s ability to retain moisture and counteract the effects of dryness, as natural oils work on the surface and core of hair strands simultaneously.

You should also get your hands on Mizani's Deep Treatment pHorce. As it restores and repairs hair, it's the ultimate care product for relaxed hair while transitioning to natural.

Going natural takes a bit of dedication on your part. you must commit enough time, attention and resources to the process, or you will quickly revert back to your old ways. Nothing worth doing comes easy, and when it comes to transitioning to natural hair, then same is true. You may need to put in some work, but it will all be worth it in the end.

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