Asked by: viventrireamourmourir
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First of all, stay away from heat. You need to keep all the moisture in. You should also do a pre-poo treatment (this is where you put oils into your dry hair prior to washing it). It keeps the moisture in your hair and makes it nice and soft. Leave it on for 1 hour with a shower cap. I would recommend the following pre-poo:
- Almond oil
- Some conditioner
Next thing is, you want to avoid shampoos that strip your hair. Sulphate-free is a great way to go. Rule of thumb is: apply shampoo to the scalp and conditioner to the length of the hair. Rinse with cold water to seal your moisture. With maintaining your twists, deep condition once a week. Use Shea Butter to do your twists. It always leaves my hair feeling soft and manageable.
Your hair is more likely to have better growth once you do that BC. It is more of a mini chop if you decide not to cut all your hair off at once. *Without the big chop, you just trim off new growth as soon as it appears.
This process of transitioning (without the big chop) is more slower so be patient. You’ll probably be a little frustrated with the two hair textures but hang in there.
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