The "Super Long Transitioners" Thread!
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 04:48AM
Love seeing everyone's natural growth come through! These pictures are gorgeous, girls!
I'm about a year or so into my transition (I started last summer). The last time I had it chemically straightened was longer ago than that (6 months or so prior, I think). BUT it was just over a year that I decided to transition and not to have my next treatment or use straighteners. I do wish I'd kept a more accurate date of when I officially started, but oh well!
My new growth is at the end of my ears (so lip-length? Is that a thing? Haha). I think it'll probably be at least another 6 months to a year before all my chemically straightened ends are chopped off.
I'm doing gradual chops now and, actually, my hair seems to be growing quicker despite the fact that I'm getting it cut more often than I did when I was 'straight'. I think it's because I'm taking such good care of my hair now (yay for CG)
My goal is for my natural growth to reach my shoulders before I then cut off all my relaxed ends (because I know shrinkage will be a b*tch). Time seems to be going so slowly though but I suppose that's always the way, so I'm just trying to enjoy my journey. It'll be worth it in the end! (And I'm in noway cool enough to pull off a big chop do!)
3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner/co-wash: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera
Leave-in: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench Moisture Intensive
Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity
Treatments: Once a week, alternate between Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil before washing
UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair out Rapunzel-style