I have no idea what to do with my hair!

S0ExciitedS0Exciited Posts: 3Registered Users
I have been transitioning since september. My natural hair (which is super wavy) goes all the way in to a high ponytail but the actual ponytail is straight. I have no idea what to do with my hair. I don't really like braids or twists, I love wearing my hair down but I don't want it staright. Is there any way I can get my hair to wear my hair down and completely wavy? Any products or something? I'm not into weaves or wigs. I pretty much have no idea what I'm doing lol.


  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    You could go to bed with slightly damp hair that is braided. It will be wavy when you take it down the next day. Add some gel or other product to help your hair hold the braided waves.
  • S0ExciitedS0Exciited Posts: 3Registered Users
    Now that's an idea. Should I braid or put in cornrows? Also, what kind of product should I use?
  • _afro'dite_afro'dite Posts: 8Registered Users
    ditto what speckla said...

    Search youtube for "transitioning hair braid out" or "transitioning hair bantu knot out" Bantu knot outs are curlier, but will still blend your roots well. I was going to link one, but there were too many good tutorials for me to choose from lol

    But you just would want to use whatever leave-in you like for moisture and something with hold. If you hair likes oils, a pomade would be good for that (sealing in your leave-in and styling).

    a few tips I picked up is:
    1. don't do the cornrows straight back, they sometimes fall awkwardly. Braid so they will fall in a way that frames your face.
    2. Braiding the ends of the cornrows (your loose hair) with a satin scarf makes the end smoother (but it's not really necessary)
    3. If your ends have a hard time curling up, put a perm rod or some other kind of curler on the ends so it will blend well

  • Dominique785Dominique785 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I wore my hair in twist outs and french braids, but not the kind that you add weave, I mean the two french braids your mom would give you be for school lol. and then when I got tired of wearing my french braids I would take it down and wear a braid out. Or you can french braid your hair into a bun, like a sock bun, or you can just go ahead and do your big chop! I know its scary but if you want to be full natural you are going to have to do it. I did my big chop the night before my husbands birthday party, because I had no idea what to do with my transitioning hair......So I got a pair of scissors, wet my hair, took a deep breath and cut off my relaxed ends! then I got some leave in conditioner, shae butter, and hair gel and wore my curly hair! I really hope this helps, even if you are not ready for your big chop, french braids, and braid outs are what got me through my transition.
    God Speed!

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