Welcome to part two of our month-long "The Great Growout" series, where we break down every aspect of growing out your relaxer. This week is all about finding styles that suit your "transitional hair" (ie, the half-natural, half-relaxed situation that's been stressing you out for a good month). Styling dual-textured hair is tricky; straight styles never get sleek enough, and curly ones never look uniform. Here, natural hair specialist Nedjetti Harvey of Bloomfield, New Jersey's Hair By Nedjetti Salon gives us fabulous options for styling transitional hair, as well as natural 'dos to try after you've chopped off your relaxed ends.
For more info on natural hairstyles and Hair by Nedjetti Salon, click on Nedjetti.com, or check out Nedjetti's Natural Hairstyling DVD ($24.99).
When you’re knee-deep in “transitional” hair (ie, you’re rocking two hair textures: natural on top, and relaxed at the bottom), styling your hair can seem impossible. According to Nedjetti, the relaxed portion of transitional hair is very weak, so the less actual styling you do, the better. Tuck your tresses away for a couple of months with hair extensions. “Have your stylist cornrow your hair and then add kinky hair extensions,” she says. “Kinky hair is fun to play with, because it’ll get you visually prepared for your new texture.”
Photo courtesy of Brooklyn’s Khamit Kinks Salon.