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).
Transitional hair can be such a headache—if you want to wear a sleek style, the natural hair on top never gets straight enough; but if you want to go curly, the relaxed section never holds enough texture. Nedjetti recommends avoiding these issues altogether with an adorable straw set. “For these gorgeous ringlets, we wrap pieces of wet hair around tiny straws and sit the client under the dryer,” she says. “The texture is so pretty, and the set holds forever.”