Welcome to part three of our "Great Growout" series, where we break down everything you need to know about growing out your relaxer. This week, we're focusing on how to keep "transitioning" tresses (ie, hair that has two textures: natural on top, relaxed on the bottom) healthy. Since dual-textured hair can be very fragile, stepping up your maintenance game is a must! Here, we talk healthy hair with Titi Branch who, along with her sister Miko (above), is co-owner of Miss Jessie's hair salon and co-founder of its beloved, cult-status product line for curlies, kinkies, and everything in-between. Here, Branch gives us expert advice on how to keep your half-relaxed, half-natural hair healthier than ever.
In October ‘09, Titi and Miko Branch (left) teamed up with NaturallyCurly.com to launch the first-ever Miss Jessie’s Growout Challenge (www.naturallycurly.com/growoutchallenge), where you can share stories about transitioning from relaxed to natural, and also check out other readers’ experiences. Once a month, the Branches will select four entries to receive a Personal Hair Prescription, as well as $150 worth of Miss Jessie’s products. “Over five hundred women have blogged about their experience going natural,” says Titi Branch. “It’s such a powerful community…when you’re transitioning, it’s comforting to communicate with other women going through the same thing.”