I'm transitioning form relaxed hair to natural hair and I had a huge setback yesterday. I took out my box braids and I put conditioner on the dirt just like a YouTube video said and it just messed up my hair. I washed and conditioned my hair after and after I air dried it there were like 6 chunks of matted hair or tangled hair. My mom and I are trying are best to untangle it with a wide comb and conditioner but it hurts and I don't know what to do, I'm so scared and I've cried. What do I do?
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Okay so I render my transitioning days as well and they we're rough. Your going to get a lot of matting because the hair you've damaged is damaged beyond repair. It can't really go back to the way it was. Sp your going to have to cut it if it's matting that badly.
And you don't have to do all of it but if it's half way up just cut off half and leave the rest (or however much you have to cut).
Keeping exceed breakage isn't good because it breaks further up the hair shaft causing your natural hair I be damaged too, so look at this as a positive way to ensure healthy natural hair.
If there's former relaxed hair left over make sure your trimming it every month to ensure your getting rid of it while not completely big chopping (basically if it grows an inch, chop an inch)
It seems really scary and hard at first, but once it's all natural it will be so with it. So stick with it and don't lose hope1