25 Transition Styles for Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty, styles
  • February 2, 2015
  • Ashley

We know you should never say never…but it’s safe to say that you never really have to do the ‘big chop’ in order to go from relaxed or chemically treated to natural hair. If you take great care of your fragile relaxed ends and ‘scab hair’ (where the relaxed hair meets your natural hair), than it is very possible to gradually transition and grow your hair out until you’re ready to cut off the ends.

Even though transitioning slowly from relaxed to natural is always a possibility, it is not always very easy. That is why we’ve rounded up these 25 hot styles for natural transitioning hair. Blend two textures and look fab all in one effortless style:

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1. The classic twist out

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2. Curlformers set

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3. Chunky French side braid

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4. Curl rod set

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5. Effortless beach waves

View full tutorial here.

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6. Small to medium sized roller set

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7. Top knot

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8. Large roller set

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9. Braided crown

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10. Flat twist halo

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11. Curly updo with curly side bangs

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12. Chunky twisted updo

See full tutorial here.

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13. Scarf updo

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14. Curls on straightened hair (involves heat)

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15. Flat twisted updo 

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16. Simple braided bun with statement headband

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17. Kerry Washington Chignon

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18. Mini Twists

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19. Braided bangs

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20. Twisted Pompadour

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21. Twisted Pompadour

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22. Blow out half do with top knot

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23. Flat twists

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24. Zoe Saldana chunky braid with side bangs (on straightened hair)

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25. Milk Maid Braids

Which of these transition styles are you dying to try?

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