Are you struggling with managing your new growth? You're not alone!
New growth also known as unprocessed hair can be hard to manage for a lot of people especially if you're currently transitioning from relaxed/texturized hair back to natural hair.
In order to master how to handle new growth, you first need to know what it is. Anything can seem "hard to manage" if you don't know what you're dealing with. It is important to know that new unprocessed hair is thicker and needs more moisture than your processed hair needed. This is usually the reason why many that transition to natural mistake their new growth for being dry when it actually just needs more moisture than their processed hair. To help prevent dryness start moisturizing the new growth with a warmed deep conditioner at least once a week.
For my visual learners, I have a video on How to Moisturize New Growth that you can watch for a quick tutorial.
New Growth is also very fragile. Over manipulating new growth can cause a lot of breakage to the hair strands. The best way to prevent over manipulation to new growth is by limiting your styling options especially if you are someone who wants to transition to natural hair for 6 months or longer. Start styling your hair only once a week and be mindful of the styling tools that you're using such as brushes and combs. Avoid sleek styles that require additional tension on the hairline and edges while transitioning.
Thanks for reading,