Transitioning

Kendra from North Carolina // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name, and where are you from? K: My name is Kendra J Williams and I’m from North Carolina. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! K: Although I never had a relaxer, I used heat religiously until 2012, when I started my no heat challenge for a... Continue Reading

10 Critical Lessons I Learned During My 2-Year Transition to Natural Hair

Although 2012 and 2013 seem like so long ago, I am still amazed at the fact that to date, I have spent more time as a transitioner than I have with completely natural hair. I transitioned for nearly 2 years (21 months), and chopped the rest of my heat damaged ends in December of 2013.... Continue Reading

4 Signs It’s Time To Chop Your Transitioning Natural Hair

  Transitioning in and of itself is a challenging journey, wrought with excitement, frustration, progress and potential. Amidst all of the advice, methods, regimens and products, sometimes the most confusing thing about the journey is knowing when to chop. There’s pressure on all side. Some fellow naturals think transitioners are dragging their feet, clinging on... Continue Reading

5 Lightweight Detangling Sprays for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Does your hair need a mid-week detangling pick-me-up, but you don’t want it to get weighed down with product? Sometimes, navigating through the hair with detangling conditioners and products like Kinky Curly Knot Today are less than optimal. They can be a little too heavy, and sometimes too time consuming. Plus, summertime is all about... Continue Reading

Why I Used a Texturizer to “Transition” to Natural Hair

by Taylor Law of Klassy Kinks At the end of 2012, I decided that it was time to take control and go natural. No awkward moments of carrying two textures and trying to control my “puffy” edges. No more feeling like my hair never looked as good as that first week out of the salon.... Continue Reading

When Naturals Attack! Popular 4C Vlogger Glamfun Discusses the YouTube Backlash She Received After Re-Relaxing Last Year

Karen Constant aka Glamfun made waves on YouTube with her witty lyrics and infectious personality, gaining popularity via natural hair parodies and providing tips and information for 4c natural hair. But when she began experiencing breakage and thinning late last year, she turned to a dermatologist for help — and relaxed her natural hair as... Continue Reading

How to Build a Regimen for Transitioning Hair

When it comes to transitioning, there are three questions I am asked most frequently: 1. How do I transition to natural hair? 2. What hair styles can I do? 3. Is there a regimen I can follow? Right now, we’re going to tackle question number 3. For answers to 1 and 2, click the questions... Continue Reading

True Life: My Grandmother Went Natural at Age 67 After a Lifetime of Relaxers

by Tyra of Indigenous Curls Hope I Look this Good at 70! Almost 3 Years ago, my grandmother, Jen, unintentionally went natural. For years, she would sit at the edge of her bed with grease, a wide tooth comb and magnetic rollers. She would roll her relaxed, ginger-colored hair in perfectly uniformed sections and place a... Continue Reading

Ashley // Transitioning Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hello my curlies! My name is Ashley and I’m a naturalista from New York. My natural journey began on August 10, 2013 and ever since then I’ve been empowered physically, mentally, and emotionally. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: Transitioning has probably been one of the hardest things... Continue Reading

Christina Patrice // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Christina Patrice, and I’m from Los Angeles, California – born and raised! Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve had natural hair pretty much all my life. The only time I ever had a relaxer was when I was around 6 or 7. But growing... Continue Reading

8 Tips For Navigating All the Online Information About Natural Hair

by Shelli of Hairscapades So, you’ve recently discovered the online natural hair community: blogs, websites, YouTube channels, Fotki albums and Tumblr… the list seems to go on and on. However, while you are ecstatic because there is soooo much information out there, you are also overwhelmed due to the influx of information! Welcome to the club ;)! I... Continue Reading

7 Moisturizers for the Line of Demarcation in Transitioning Hair

For transitioners, the line of demarcation presents a special set of challenges on it’s own. Identified as the point where your old damaged hair meets your new natural hair, the line of demarcation can literally make or break your transition. Because this area of your hair is structurally weak, it is super important to keep... Continue Reading

No More Transitioning: I Just Got A DevaCut!

The Backstory On December 5, 2013, my life changed. Okay, so maybe I’m being a little melodramatic. But on December 5th, I ended my 21 month transition from heat damaged hair and went 100% natural. Like many transitioners, from the outset of my process, I had the end in mind. I was going to go... Continue Reading

Transitioning 101: Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning to Natural Hair

As promised, here is the first installment of the Intro to Transitioning series, based upon requests you all made. Please send all feedback and questions to info@maneobjective.com :) What is Transitioning? In the natural hair community, there are two streams of thought when it comes to “going natural” – the big chop, and transitioning. I’m... Continue Reading

How to Trim Transitioning Hair

There is tons of information out there about how to tell when your natural hair needs a trim. Tapering ends. Rough ends. Breaking ends. Splitting ends. Ends that won’t stay twisted or braided (that unravel). The truth is, for a transitioner, all of that is a part of the daily deal. By virtue of transitioning... Continue Reading