As you could read before, I’ve recently decided to go natural, so no more chemical straightening of my hair. When you go natural, there are two options; the big chop or transitioning. When you choose the big chop, you cut off all your chemical processed hair. When you choose for transitioning, you let you cut off your hair gradually. I chose the last option, because I can’t deal with my hair being so short. And I can practice with styling and getting used to wearing different hairstyles.
I really liked the boxbraids, but damn, I forgot how much it hurts! It took 4 hours to to get them in. In in contrary to what people advised me, I washed my hair every week. Everything for my healthy hair journey. After a month I removed them to treat my scalp and hair. After this, I went to Dominique of Branded by Beauty for a hair consult. I met Dominique years ago at an event, but more recently I've seen her at the opening of the Salon Hairlovers. She inspired and helped me a lot with going natural and not relaxing my hair. The ladies who relax their hair might know how awful this is. Normally you go the hairdresser immediately when you need to relax. And my scalp was acting out as well, I couldn’t stop scratching it! Dominique explained that this was my skins reaction to all the chemical treatments of my hair. And that this would pass. Which is good, because I really couldn’t stand this anymore! I’m super happy that I went to this consult. Most of my friends have a different hair type, and it’s really nice to talk to an expert. YouTube and Google are great, but sometimes you just want to talk to an expert in real life.
I was wearing my hair in a bun after a failed braid out. Dominique was checking my hair. You have around 3cm of newgroth’. In my head: your almost bald. I heard that I have normal to fine hair. She stated that the longer my hair would grow, the more defined my curls would become.I explained that I really found it difficult to style my hair with the two different textures. I’m not good at hairstyling, period. Dominique: ‘ You can do an easy updo or make a mohawk. Keep it fun, it doesn’t have to look picture perfect like in the old days. You can slo use perm rods or flexi rods. Flat twist are also a great option, but I really need more practice for that one hahaha. Dominique doesnt work with the different hair types (4a, 4b, 4c etc). But she could tell that when my hair would grow longer the curls would become more defined, as my relaxed ends are weighing the hair down. After this, we had a conversation about the product I could use now. 'You will notice that the products u used on your relaxed hair or that you're using right now, won't work on your natural hair. During the transition you'll have to switch products a couple of times.' I've received a ton of products and tools provided by Branded by Beauty. I've been using these products for over a month so I've made a look and feel video. With ofcourse a review of the products.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QXNM1SpoQ