1. What is the best way to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair?

The transition from permed hair to natural hair may take anywhere from 6 months to a year. In the meantime, it is best that the hair shaft have minimum manipulation. Constant grooming during the transitional period could lead to hair breakage. The hair shaft is best stabilized in braids or twist during the transition. These protective styles will help your hair grow faster. It is also important to trim the permed hair off little by little each time you come in for braids if you don't want to do the big chop. Your new growth is much stronger than the chemically treated hair which, will eventually break off badly and unevenly if you don't trim it off.

2. How long should I keep my braids?

Braids and twists can last up to 2 months. Conrows with extensions added can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks.

3. How long does it typically take to install various styles of braids, weaves and twists?

Typically Cornrows with extensions takes 2 to 3 hours, depending on design and layers. Individuals with human or synthetic extensions would take about 6 hours. It is typically the same for styles like the kinky and nubian twists. Senegalese Twisst may take between 6 and 8 hours.