Although my transition is going relatively well, I do sometimes have issues. My issue this week is slicking down my edges.
I am now 27 weeks post relaxer and this week is my "bunning" week.
I am able to work with the side of my hair that the braid is on and the center, but my left side is another story.
The hairs will NOT lay down for the life of them!!!!
lightly spritz my hair with water
add some Eco Styler Gel,
Spritz my soft boar bristle brush with water
Brush my edges back
then remove scarf when I get to work
Then POOF..they just spring right back up!! But you know what? I concluded that's just how my hair is and I don't even worry about it anymore. Plus, once the natural hair grows out more..I will have less issues.
So, last night..I braided my hair in about 6 braids, took them out this am, clipped my ends up, put on a headband and didn't even bother slicking down my edges(or shall I say "try to slick em down" )
I believe the key to a successful transition is to work with what you have.
Don't fight it.
For instance, if you straighten your hair and it keeps poofing up..try doing more textured styles.
If your edges wont slick down, put on a headband.
If wearing your hair out is too much..get some braids, a weave, half wig, twists etc.