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The Transition: From Relaxed to Natural Hair Journey

Written by: Mimi Kone



Time to read 2 min

The glorious journey from relaxed to natural hair—a path sprinkled with unexpected twists, turns, and a hearty dash of self-discovery. Lately, it seems like every curl and coil has been yearning to break free from the shackles of relaxers, embracing the wild, whimsical world of natural textures. Sharing this journey isn’t just about flaunting those new curls; it’s about swapping stories, exchanging tips, and growing a community as lush and diverse as our hair types!

Individual Stories

Behind every curl, there’s a story, right? So, let’s dive into the tales of Sarah and Anita, our brave “transitioners” who took the plunge into the natural realm:

Sarah: Sarah’s transition was ignited by a simple desire—to dance in the rhythm of her roots. Two years into the journey and she’s now a maestro in managing the medley of textures on her scalp. Oh, and her newfound love? A bevy of products that have become her curl’s best pals. The crown jewel of her journey has been discovering the whimsical world of natural curls and waves.

Anita: Anita, our health-conscious heroine, embarked on this journey with a sparkle in her eyes and a hope to restore her hair’s health. Eighteen months of patience, trials, and a whole lot of deep conditioning, she now flaunts a mane that’s a testament to her tender loving care.

woman combing afro hair Photo by Anna Shvets:


Oh, the challenges are real, but they’re just plot twists in our transitioning tales. Here’s the nitty-gritty:

  • Playing the mediator between two feuding textures.
  • The quest for the Holy Grail, aka the perfect products for transitioning hair.
  • Dodging the darts of societal and self-perception.
  • Keeping the peace treaty between new growth and relaxed ends to prevent a civil war (read: breakage).

Tips on Managing New Growth:

As the new curls sprout, they bring along a zest for life and a plea for a tad bit of tender, love, and care. Here are some TLC tips:

  • Hosting a monthly trimming party to bid adieu to those relaxed ends.
  • Weekly deep conditioning dates to keep both the newbies and the oldies happily moisturised.
  • Gentle detangling sessions—it’s like therapy but for your hair.
  • Protective styling is your new BFF—it’s all about keeping things snug and comfy as your hair evolves.


Hydrate, Nourish, Soften


Kit of all the essentials you need to ditch the flat iron and start embracing and enhance your natural texture.

Maintaining Hair Health

The scalp is the soil where your natural tresses blossom. Let’s keep it fertile with these tips:

  • Massages and treatments that make your scalp sing hallelujah.
  • Choosing products that whisper sweet, nourishing nothings to your hair.
  • Tackling dryness and scalp irritation like a pro—with targeted, loving solutions.

Professional Guidance:

Sailing solo in the transitioning sea can get stormy. Fear not, professional guidance is your lifesaver:

  • Have a heart-to-heart with hairstylists who’ve got the knack for nurturing transitioning hair.
  • Enrol in workshops or events where you can soak up the wisdom of natural hair gurus.
woman under the shower with water running through her hair


The journey from relaxed to natural is more than just a hair transformation—it’s a hearty embrace of the authentic, unadulterated you. Each story is a strand that weaves into the beautiful tapestry of the natural hair community. And guess what? At Mimi et Mina, we’re all about cheering you on as you twirl, twist, and twine through your transitioning journey.

Need a guiding hand? Book a consultation at Mimi et Mina and enjoy a special discount on our transitioning hair care services.


Our hair is a testament to our overall well-being and the care we provide it. By recognizing the signs of damage early on and taking proactive steps, we can ensure our locks remain lustrous and healthy. After all, our hair is not just an accessory; it's an extension of ourselves. So, let's pledge to give it the love and care it truly deserves! And remember, when in doubt, always prioritize hydration and gentle care for your precious strands. Happy hair care!


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