Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience Muia For most people transition to natural hair is not an easy process. Some have two trials before success, while others have up to eleven trials to finally embrace the new hairstyle. From experience, I have realized that it is usual to find people struggling with natural hair especially in the early stages. Here are some reasons why transition may be difficult and regarding how to handle such difficulties.• You are not comfortable with the reflection in the mirrorSome people were lucky enough to grow up with natural hair and therefore they have no problem seeing themselves with natural hair. If you were relaxed at a young age, it is obvious that you are used to the image of straight hair. If you were used to relaxed hair, you might find it difficult dealing with the idea of embracing natural hair as it appears to be a relapse to childhood. If you need a smooth transition, you have to spend time looking yourself in the mirror so that you can learn to embrace your new hairstyle. Accepting that new image might take seconds for some while others might end up struggling with it for years.• Negative Feedback from Family and Friends
You should learn to deal with people who keep on telling you how your hair look like especially if the comments are negative. It is your hair and therefore you should be proud of it. It is always your choice to select your reaction to negative comments, and there are different ways of dealing with such people. You might decide to ignore them or simply educate them. Educating the person is the best option especially if the person is a close friend or family member.• Lack of Proper Research
Information about natural hair is available on many blogs, vlogs and forums. It is not always a good idea to stick to some small set of information, and emulating someone else’s routine might make natural hair transition totally difficult.