Maria Borges recently ditched weaves and embraced her natural texture. "I feel like I’ve proved that I can be beautiful with or without the hair," she told Styleblazer. "Since I’ve gone natural, I feel younger and fresher."
Braid-Out Transitioning phase: start to one year in Braid-outs are great for helping blend your two textures. You can go the cornrow route, as seen here, or do free-form box braids. Leave them in overnight (on damp or dry hair) for the best results. When you take them out the next morning, you'll have big, beautiful hair, reminiscent of the '90s crimp look. To keep strands from frizzing, Latimer recommends protecting your braids at night by wearing a silk scarf.