Have realistic expectations for the curl definition your natural hair is able to achieve. A woman with 4b hair is going to have totally different curl definition than someone with a 3c hair type. You can enhance your curls by making sure they are thoroughly moisturized, with products like Aloe, and allowing your hair enough setting time.
Growing long hair requires patience and gentle care. Hair only grows ½ inch per month, so don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Keeping your hair moisturized, implementing protective styling, proper detangling, and time will give you the progress that you seek to achieve. Learn more about how to grow your hair in our hair growth section.
Most of us feel we are limited when our hair is at a shorter length, but there really are an abundance of short natural hair styles that you can choose from. Hair styles include comb or finger coils, afro pony tails faked with a stretchy headband, two strand twists, rod sets, and more. Our sister site ShortNaturalHairstyle.com has tons of great style inspiration.
No, you do not. If you are uncomfortable with a shorter hair style, then you can slowly transition and when you are ready you can cut the remainder of chemical processed ends off.
To give your hair a more consistent look rod sets, roller sets, and pin curls are your best friends. Your ends are going to remain straight while the root of your hair will be curly, using rollers will help you to have a blended look.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to get quality products in fact, you can find some of the best products right in your kitchen. Products like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Honey can all be used for your natural product creations. and are commonly found in your kitchen. For hair product recipes check out this section. My favorite recommended store bought products can found on the best natural hair products page.
Use the LOC Method for moisture. Separate your hair into 4 or more sections. Secure each section with ponytail holders or clips. Use water or a leave in conditioner on all sections. Next, apply an oil like coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil. Lastly finish the process by applying a styling cream or butter. The layer process helps to seal moisture into your hair. Read more in this post: The Loc Method Explained.