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Join Date: Oct 2009
: Long term transitioner
Congratulations ladies on deciding to transition and sticking it out.
I am a long term transitioner - or at least that's the plan. My last relaxer was April 2009 so I am officially just completing my 7th month!! I initially found it EXTREMELY frustrating dealing with the two textures, tangling, breaking, funky stringy ends, etc - but patience is a virtue. The more I deal with my hair, the easier it seems to get. I cant wait to have a head full of healthy, thick, natural hair but in the meantime, I'm falling in love with this new stuff growing out of my head
I've never been shy about experimenting with my own hair. My go to style is twistouts/flat twist outs. I bantu knot the ends to counteract the straightness of the relaxed ends and I've been experimenting with pinning them up, wearing in a puff, adding flat twists in the front, side, etc.
My current goal is finding a good hair care routine and sticking with it - but these boards do nothing for my product junkie-ism
Most importantly and my best tip: I've been learning: listen to my hair and don't try to make it do what it don't!
Peace & Blessings