How Going Natural (Again) Is Different The Second Time Around

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Portrait of millennial African woman with braided hair in the city

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Not using damaging styles

I spent a good seventy-five percent of my first transition covering my transitioning hair with sew-in weaves, which didn’t provide me with a solid foundation when my transition was finally over. I can’t say for sure whether my sew-ins were installed incorrectly or if I was just doing a poor job of caring for my hair beneath the weave, but I experienced quite a bit of damage, breakage, and thinning ends during this time.

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