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Hollywood’s Leading Naturalista

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Obsessing Over Orange

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dryHair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week. In every issue, SBH Hair Advice columnist Jacqueline Tarrant answers your questions and helps solve some of your biggest hair concerns. Have a question you need answered? Post it in the comment section below or in the “Ask A Stylist” section of our website: SBH ASK A STYLIST.

I have really thick, coarse hair. I am transitioning to a Natural without the Big Chop, plus I just took my sew-in out. What products can I use to make my hair softer? —Tykeia

Keeping the new growth soft and manageable is very important throughout the Natural transition process. Hair tends to break at the line that divides the thicker, stronger new growth from the older, weaker relaxed hair. This is known as the line of demarcation. Follow these steps to help transition successfully:

  • Pre-condition with a hot oil treatment. Apply the warm oil (allow it to cool properly before application) to the entire scalp area. Gently massage, cover with a plastic cap and sit under a warm dryer for 20 minutes or leave it on overnight.
  • Shampoo with a moisturizing shampoo.
  • Condition.
  • Try a leave-in detangler for easy combing.
  • Set hair on flexi-rods.

It is also important to regularly trim the relaxed ends as your new hair grows. Grow an inch, trim an inch to gradually become all Natural.

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