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Ten Tips to Start Your Natural Hair Journey
Ten Tips to Start Your Natural Hair Journey

Starting a natural hair journey can be an exciting and empowering experience!  It's a journey not just of embracing a new aesthetic, but of embracing oneself in all its unfiltered glory. With each twist, coil, and spring, one enters a dialogue with their roots, a conversation steeped in authenticity and acceptance. It's a journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning, where every wash day is a ritual of self-care and every curl is a celebration of individuality.  So begins the journey, not just of hair, but of self-love and empowerment.

At African Naturalistas, our top priority is a healthy hair and scalp. Whether your hair is all natural or chemically treated we have created an ecosystem that supports all to reach their hair and scalp goals. We exist in order to make your journey to achieving healthy hair a smooth and stress-free one, using many of our Hair Care solutions. Make sure you read to the end where you will find a link to create your own personalized Hair Regimen in 5 Minutes!

What is Natural Hair?

Some may ask, what do people mean when they say natural hair?  While we can’t speak for others, At African Naturalistas, we define natural hair as hair that has never been chemically treated; that means no relaxer, to texturizer, no jheri curl, no colour.  We understand that going natural is a big step and whether you choose to transition or big chop, these tips below will help you get started:

Tip #1 for starting your natural hair journey

Educate Yourself: Learn about your hair type, texture, porosity, and specific needs. Understanding your hair will help you make informed decisions about products and routines.

Tip #2 for starting your natural hair journey

Set Realistic Goals: Decide what you want to achieve with your natural hair journey. Whether it's growing healthier hair, embracing your natural texture, or trying new styles, setting goals will keep you motivated.

Tip #3 for starting your natural hair journey

Transition or Big Chop: Decide whether you want to transition gradually by growing out your natural hair while gradually trimming off the relaxed or chemically-treated ends, or if you prefer to do a big chop and start fresh with your natural texture.

Tip #4 for starting your natural hair journey

Build a Hair Care Routine: Develop a hair care routine that works for your hair type and lifestyle. This typically includes washing, conditioning, moisturizing, and styling your hair using products suitable for natural hair.

Tip #5 for starting your natural hair journey

Use the Right Products: Invest in high-quality, natural hair care products that will serve your hair and scalp based on their needs.  Our full range line of hair care products has something for everyone.  Go to to shop our line and to find what works best for your hair.

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Tip #6 for starting your natural hair journey

Be Patient and Persistent: Embracing your natural hair may come with challenges, especially during the transition period. Be patient and stay consistent with your hair care routine, and remember that everyone's journey is unique.

Tip #7 for starting your natural hair journey

Seek Support and Inspiration: Join online communities, forums, or social media groups dedicated to natural hair care. Surrounding yourself with people who are also on a natural hair journey can provide support, advice, and inspiration.  We have several resources to educate you along the way.  Check out Ask The Trichologist on Youtube for science based answers to your hair problems and our weekly blog at

Tip #8 for starting your natural hair journey

Protective Styling: Incorporate protective styles like braids, twists, or buns into your routine to help protect your hair from damage and retain length.

Tip #9 for starting your natural hair journey

Regular Trims: Trim your hair regularly to remove split ends and prevent breakage. This promotes healthier hair growth.

Tip #10 for starting your natural hair journey

Celebrate Your Progress! Embrace and celebrate every stage of your natural hair journey, from the tiny curls to the big, bold styles. Remember, it's all about embracing and loving your natural hair!

Bonus Tip for starting your natural hair journey

Now that you've got all the best tips to start your natural hair journey... It's time to write it down. Download the personalized Hair Regimen is a custom workflow that fits with your hair type and schedule to get you the best results.

Last Note to our Naturalista

Starting a natural hair journey is a personal and empowering decision. Enjoy the process, be patient with yourself, and celebrate your beautiful natural hair along the way! And remember African Naturalistas is your one stop resource center for information via our blogs; for products via our online store and for consultation via our hair clinic. Take a minute to take a look at all we have to offer and know we are here to help you whenever you need us.

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