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Transitioning definitely has its highs and lows but add maintenance in the mix, and the highs seem to disintegrate into thin air.
The beginning of my journey was a tricky one. I was stuck in a weird stage of trying to figure out how to exactly manage my tresses, while simultaneously trying to pin down what products and techniques worked best for me and my lifestyle.
My high maintenance hair journey consisted of over usage of hair products and heat to achieve a certain aesthetic that looked healthy. Naive to what moisturized hair actually felt and looked like for my specific texture, I thought my strands and scalp needed to be coated excessively in oils daily. Not only did I experience more shedding than usual from the accumulation of products on my scalp, but…find more on what I discovered during my high maintenance routine at essence.com here
As part of Essence’s newly enhanced and revamped hair channel that launched May 8th, I will have a weekly article on Essence.com, sharing tips, a bit of hairtherapy and my own personal journey.