Transitioning styles are for hair altered through relaxing, heat styling or any process that changes the hair's natural state and curl pattern. A transitioning style aids the regrowth of the hairs natural pattern while maintaining length and avoiding an unwanted 'big chop'.
If you need help bringing back beautiful kinks and curls, here's a quick round-up of perfect transitioning hairstyles for those in need of a little inspiration as they take their natural hair journey.
A great low maintenance game-changer without permanently loc'ing your hair. Ensure your locs are correctly installed as like all braiding and wrapping techniques, poor installation can do more harm than good!
Not only are they beautiful, but they are an easily achievable two-strand method that will last for weeks. Slip your favourite bonnet on in the evening along with your go-to Braid Care Set routine, and you'll be good to go the next day!
Braids are a great transitioning hairstyle. It does wonders in hiding any lines of demarcation from new hair growth and patterns for transitioning tresses.
So you've had braids in for a few weeks and need a change? Welcome to the braid out.
This hairstyle is a perfect option, seamlessly blending your new hair growth with potentially more damaged ends and creating a beautiful wave pattern.
Tip: unravel any braids and twists using our breakage fighting Seal Natural Hair Oil to create a fizz-free, more defined style.
Fear not fragile hair! A quick and easy solution that protects curls from the elements.
Pop your hair in a bun, braids or freestyle along with some Smooth Moisturising Cream and add your cute head wrap to maintain moisture and protection.
Tip: This is an excellent swap for when your braid out is on its last legs.
Flexi Rod Sets
Flexi rods are the unsung hero for transitioning styles when used correctly.
They are brilliant at harmonising curl patterns when transitioning. Especially if you're looking for more shine, then you may find your friend in the flexi rod sets.
Tip: combine with The Locs Care Set to have a perfect unravelling each time.
A classic champion. Long-lasting, secure and strengthening to strands, weaving them together and helping to maintain moisture with correct upkeep. You can't go wrong with this one.
With all these transitioning styles, using the right products to protect and nourish your hair are vital to get the best out of your transitioning style. Make sure you wrap up your locs with a bonnet at night to keep them fighting fit.
In need of more guides on keeping your hair healthy while transitioning? Want to know how to maintain your braids and twists further? Check out our related articles, below.
This article was written by Louise Quasie-Woode.