Before I do anything, I like to know what to expect so I can prepare accordingly. If I’m invited out I want to know who’s going to be there (in case I want to avoid an ex!), and what kind of atmosphere it will be. The same rules apply for your hair. Once I began to transition I wanted to know, “What will this journey entail?” I’m sure you have the same questions if you recently trashed a box of relaxer. Learn exactly what your strands will do before you decide to become natural.
People will likely notice a change in your hair and inquire about what you are doing. Be prepared and simply let them know you’ve decided to go natural and transition. Sometimes it helps to explain what terms mean so those outside of the natural community can understand. Also, reveal to them the reasons why you chose to go natural. You never know, you may inadvertently convert someone. If a person is being too negative, just tell them to kick rocks.