Here at Swoope Hair, we understand how intimidating the transition to natural hair can be! But it can also be incredibly liberating and a form of self-love and self-expression. The biggest question a lot of women have is whether to go for the “big chop” or to transition slowly, keeping the length of your treated hair as your new, natural hair grows in. Many women embrace the choice to chop everything off and start fresh. Along with a really dramatic look, you also get the chance to experience all the different stages and lengths of your natural hair, as well as the opportunity to learn how to style those lengths. If you’re considering just chopping it all off, our hairstyles can help you every step of the way! Our natural hair salon specializes in natural haircuts and styles, and we love helping our clients along their hair journey. 

But we know that the big chop isn’t for everyone, so we also help plenty of clients slowly transition until they have the natural hairstyle that they’re looking for. Transitioning involves cutting out chemicals, relaxers, and heat out of your hair regimen and slowly trimming off the ends as your natural hair grows out. In today’s blog, we’ll give you a few tips for transitioning to natural hair. And, whatever you choose, we want to stress that it’s totally up to you! There’s no right or wrong way to cut, color, or style your hair. Continue reading to learn more and schedule your free consultation with one of our Birmingham hair stylists today!

Try Weaves, Braids, Or Wigs

Protective styles like weaves, braids, and wigs are a great way to protect your natural hair growth while still giving you the length or style you’re looking for. They’re also a great way to experiment with new looks along the way. If your go-to is to pull your hair back everyday, these options will put less tension on the hair while still keeping your ends pulled away. 

Many women think that braids or weaves are bad for your natural hair, but when done correctly, they can protect the health of the hair. A good hair stylist, like the ones here at our natural hair salon, will make sure your hair and scalp are moisturized, evenly distributing oil along the hair that is braided. While these styles are a great option, you should wear them in moderation, because breakage can occur between natural and relaxed parts of the hair.

Use a Twist Out or Foam Roller

Even if you have very straight ends, you can disguise it with a great curl! Our natural hair salon stylists can give you an excellent two-strand twist out that can hide the appearance of relaxed hair and blend it into your new natural growth. We can also create curls using foam hair curlers and teach you how to use them at home to curl your hair. We love foam rollers because they don’t tug at hair like plastic rollers and can be arranged to create curls that fall in different angles around the face and head.

Use Hair Accessories

There are tons of accessories out there for natural hair, and they’re really fun to experiment with! If you stop in to Swoope Hair in Birmingham, we’d be more than happy to point you to a few of our favorite places to shop or chat with you about what might work with your style and needs. A head scarf or turban is one versatile accessory that can be tied in a variety of shapes and either completely cover or accent your hair. It’s an awesome option to have on hand for those days when you don’t have time to style your hair before heading into work or if you want to add some style to a three-day old hairstyle. 

Swoope Hair Natural Hair Salon

Our Birmingham hair salon specializes in helping women enjoy incredibly healthy, natural hair. We use high-quality products and innovative techniques to create stunning, personalized results for every single client. Whether you choose to relax your hair, let your curls bounce, rock braids, or more, we can help you discover the style you’ve been dreaming of! Check our hair styles page and book with Brittany Swoope and Swoope hair today!