When transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, you need all the support you can get to make the process an easier one. It is difficult enough figuring out how to handle your two textures. Sometimes, people that we think will be supportive of our decisions to go natural might let us down. We struggle with what to do to our hair. Many of us fail during the process and go back to the relaxer because we did not have the support we need.
This is why having a Transitioning Buddy early in the process can help make the process easier. As someone that plans to do a long term transitioning (2 or more years), I depend on my transitioning buddies to keep me in check. Yes, I do have more than one transitioning buddy. Pictured above is one of them.
Now, you might be wondering, none of my friends are natural... no one in my family is supportive of my decision...how am I going to get a transitioning buddy. Well, there are several online hair forums that have threads dedicated to Transitioning Buddies. CurlyNikki.com has a good support forum for Transitioning to Natural and there is a thread in there for Transitioning Buddies. This was where I found my online transitioning buddy, Uninibile. Check out her hair blog.
So, go online and get yourself a buddy! You can finally have someone to discuss natural hair information, rants and raves.
Do you have a Transitioning Buddy?