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.
Top BunTransitioning phase: one year in The one-year mark is when the struggle starts to get real. Finding a cute, chic way to tame your new texture is not easy, and this is an inconspicuous way to keep it under wraps. If you have longer hair, this is a great go-to style for when you want to wear it away from your face (or are just having one of those lazy days). "The wide band keeps roots smooth," says Latimer.