Most women who transition from relaxed to natural hair haven’t dealt with their unaltered texture since childhood, thus having to learn how to manage their hair from scratch. The task can be daunting, especially when one considers the myriad products available and the lack of adequate natural hair salons. Natural hair bloggers and experts like Afrobella, Curly Nikki, and Love Brown Sugar are a great resource, but even with instruction, it’s hard to avoid making a few mistakes along your journey. We’ve rounded up the top five faux pas that naturals make in caring for their hair and what you can do to circumvent them.

Click through to read all five, Clutchettes!

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  • Gina

    Please do an article next time that is either about dreads or includes dreads.

    I always feel that because I have locs that sometimes my identity as a ‘natural’ is invalid.

  • Angel

    Except for brief forays into relaxing, I’ve been natural all my life. Everyone is different, but the sealant that works for me is castor oil, the kind sold in health food stores.
    It makes my medium texture hair SOFT, but I’m still trying to find the exact amount to use that doesnt leave my hair greasy-feeling for days.
    Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a castor oil/ Argan oil combination under a moisturizing leave-in conditioner that’s working very well.Leaves my hair curly, not frizzy.

  • Lola

    Love all of the comments…but I do agree completely wetting my hair everyday would be a pain for me or anyone with lengthy hair

  • http://www.malibuandmilk.com/2012/07/i-want-hair-so-long-that-it-look-like.html

    This blog post fits perfectly with this article, have a read ladies