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10 Tips Every Newly Natural Should Know

10 Tips Every Newly Natural Should Know

This post is for all soon to be naturals and newly naturals that are overwhelmed by the amount of natural hair information online. Firstly, I would like to give you a high five and tell you that, you made the right decision and natural hair is not impossible to maintain. Don’t let anyone persuade you otherwise. You just need to be correctly informed and consciously put an effort to taking better care of your hair.

Now my Tips:

  1. Look for naturals with your hair type. This increases your chances your hair achieving the same hairstyle results from products they recommend.
  2. Go at your own pace. There is always something trending in the natural hair community, it might be a product, hairstyle accessory etc. You don’t have to try everything at once. It’s not a competition so enjoy your journey by going at your pace.
  3. Get the basics. As a new natural, it is necessary to begin with the basics: wide tooth comb, bobby pins, shower cap, spray bottle, sectioning clips, satin scarf, non-metal hair grips or bands. Then gradually incorporate or try out other hair tools and accessories.
  4. Products. This one is important. Go easy on your pocket. Products don’t make hair grow any faster. They only help maintain your hair. So feel free to experiment but bear in mind, not all products will work for your hair type,
  5. Hair typing/hair texture. Curly hair is unique. It comes in different patterns as you will find in my hair typing post here. So don’t needlessly hope for your curl pattern to change or be like your hair crush. Instead, love your texture as your hair grows and show it off with confidence to inspire others. You never know, you might just end up becoming someone’s hair crush.
  6. Deep conditioners are your hair’s best friend. They are literally food to your hair so try to deep condition every time you wash your hair.
  7. DIY (Do it Yourself). You don’t always have to buy products. Bring out the mix-tress in you and whip up your own hair butter and deep conditioners.
  8. Have a regimen and let it suit your lifestyle. Adjust it when necessary but always be consistent. Consistency yields results.
  9. Bobby pins solve everything. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but whenever your transitioning hair or TWA don’t look like you want it to, bobby pins offer a quick fix.
  10. Lastly, play with your hair and learn how to twist, flat twist, braid, three strand twist etc. It’ll be of great help in the long-run.

About The Author

Chinwe Juliet

Hi! My name is Chinwe Juliet and on here I share with all honesty all the information about my natural hair. Natural hair is beautiful so all my tips and tricks will be listed to help you achieve the look you desire. I also hope to inspire everyone of you not only with your natural hair but your inner beauty as well.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Thank you for being here. Stay blessed and love always.

12 Comments

  1. Ogochukwu

    I have been following your blog for a while and am impressed with what I see. I’m a one month old newly natural, been transitioning for a year and a half, my fro is fuller than I had expected. I’m scared to try products cos I dont want to color my hair…I have a very sensitive 4c hair. I know about the tips for newly naturals and I constantly put them to use. would you be kind enough to tell me what products would be good for my hair, everything natural to be precise. thanks

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hi Ogo!

      Thanks for your support. Most of the products I use on my 4c hair are at least 95% natural. Depending on where you live, I can recommend products that may be available to you locally. Otherwise, you can find a list of my staple products through this link -> http://igbocurls.com/about/staple-products/

      Reply
  2. Chinwoke

    Hey, ive been considering going natural for a while but my main problem is with the protective styling..
    Most hair dressers are rather harsh with what they feel is “due” hair which ends up cutting the hair.. what should I do?
    Nice blog btw😊

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Thank you dearie, and Yes! I can completely relate to you on that. The last time I was at a salon three years ago, they pulled my hair so badly that some parts of my hair came out with the braid attachment. Most Nigerian salons are not filled with properly educated/trained hairstylists. So I would recommend finding a natural hair salon since you can’t do your braids yourself. If you can’t find one, try to stretch your hair prior to your salon visits and make sure your hair is completely detangled as well. Don’t forget to speak up! Tell them not to use those tiny rat-tail combs to comb your hair and tell them when they are pulling your hair too hard. You can let me know how it goes. Don’t give up on your healthy hair journey just because of the risk of untrained hairstylists. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Veeki

    I’m really glad I came across your page on Instagram. You are my hair crush. Was just wondering if you have any DIY deep conditioners that you could share cuz I just started transitioning about eight months ago and being a student its not really easy to afford the products I want. Soif you do have any please posts. Seriously tho you’ve become my inspiration

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hi Veeki! Thank you and so much and I’m glad I can inspire you. I’ll definitely put up DIY posts since you’ve mentioned it. Thank you for following my blog . 🙂

      Reply
  4. Werimegbe Martha

    Hi my name is Martha and I am a student(first year I scholl actually). I have been following you on instagram for quite a while now. I love your hair it’s so beautiful. I am transitioning for about 5 month now. Didn’t know what to do at first so I asked my friend cos she was totally natural and then she gave me some tips like pre-poo DIY and conditioning, but still I don’t understand the whole thing yet. I normally do as she says but I started having dandruff and I think it’s as result of too much of stuffs on my hair cos I use honey and evoo for pre-poo and castor oil. Right now am confused I don’t know what to buy and what not to buy. I have read all the tips you posted here and I understand a bit. Pls could you recommend some product for me. I use Vo5 shampoo and conditioner and Emily millionaire herbs and coconut oil mixed with castor oil for deep conditioner. Also I noticed that my hair grows fast. In summary Pls just help me. I want my hair to be beautiful too.

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hi dearie! I would love to help you. Let me send you a direct email now.

      Reply
  5. Precious

    Hi Juliet,I’m a natural newbie and I’ve been struggling with making my hair thicker. Of course it’s gonna take a bit longer to thicken as I transitioned from relaxed hair,but month after month it seems to be getting lighter and lighter. Please help a sister out

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hello! Was your hair thick while it was relaxed and have you made any lifestyle changes recently?

      Reply
  6. Vivienne Adhyambo

    Just very informative. Thank you once again. And oooooohhhh….. forgot t mention, your hair is gorgeous.

    Reply

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