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FEATURES Jan 7 2013 10:14AM
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Which Carol's Daughter products would be best for those with fine hair and transitioning from relaxed to natural?

ELLE SAYS: Before you transition to natural, one of most important things to understand is that some experimentation will be necessary for you to find your holy grail products. Product recommendations and reviews are very helpful when you’re looking for suggestions, but ultimately, everyone’s hair is different and you will need to try some products out to find what you really love.

That being said, moisture is extremely important to transitioning hair to keep hair from breaking at the line of demarcation (the point where the relaxed and natural hair meet), so you want to make sure you have a moisturizing conditioner to soften the hair and make detangling easier. Personally, my favorite conditioner from Carol’s Daughter is the Chocolat Smoothing Conditioner – it has a lot of slip and I can also use it as a leave-in conditioner. It contains hydrolyzed silk, which softens hair, as well as vegetable protein, which helps strengthen hair, which can be beneficial for fine hair because it is often more fragile than thicker, coarser hair.

An oil or pomade will also coat the hair to soften it and decrease friction, ultimately helping to decrease breakage. Lisa’s Hair Elixir and Hair Balm are two good choices, especially if you still blow your hair out, but if you want a product that is more moisturizing (water-based rather than oil-based), the Healthy Hair Butter may be a better option. In addition to the types of products mentioned above, make sure you are keeping your scalp clean (cleansing) and adopting healthy hair care practices (like minimizing heat and friction). Check out additional information on Transitioning Movement for a plethora of methods to best care for your hair!

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