Everything You Need to Know About Quitting Relaxing
1. Find a great hair gel.
"During the worst of the two-texture period, a strong gel was incredibly helpful. I would comb it through and then slick my hair back into a ponytail or bun. My favorite was Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel." ($18)
2. Stock up on headbands.
"Wide, stretchy cotton headbands—often in bright colors and bold prints—were a godsend. They concealed and controlled the new growth. My hair was still a little wild in back, but with the headband, it was a controlled wildness."
3. Condition early and often.
"Regular deep-conditioning treatments made my hair so much softer and easier to manage. I often made the conditioner myself—two parts coconut oil to one part honey."