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Forum: Transitioning 11-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Oats22
Thanks! I was trying to post more than one...

Thanks! I was trying to post more than one attachment but couldn't figure it out. Here's my hair length before I cut it (stretched of course).

Now it comes a bit past my collar bone stretched....
Forum: Transitioning 11-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Absolutely wonderful! Well, let's be 100 percent:...

Absolutely wonderful! Well, let's be 100 percent: I was absolutely thrilled when I cut it but when I showed my aunt, one of her first reactions was "it looks so short!" And "it'll grow!" even though...
Forum: Transitioning 11-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Oats22
Finally did it! Big chop/transition chop

So after 28.5 months, I finally chopped off all of my relaxed ends (well, there might still be a few hanging on, but by and large they're gone)!

I'm so happy! I've had somewhat mixed reactions,...
Forum: Transitioning 11-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
After 28 and a half months, I finally cut my...

After 28 and a half months, I finally cut my hair!! I am so happy :D this is what I've wanted for so long!
Forum: Transitioning 11-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Today I am 28 months post relaxer. i'm...

Today I am 28 months post relaxer. i'm considering chopping this month, and possibly going to a salon to get it styled.
Forum: Transitioning 09-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Nearing 27 months, and I'm thinking almost daily...

Nearing 27 months, and I'm thinking almost daily about cutting my hair (my straight ends), especially with my schedule. I'm only ever wearing pony tails and buns--sometimes I wear it in twist outs...
Forum: Transitioning 04-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
I'll look them up, I've heard of them before. Are...

I'll look them up, I've heard of them before. Are they offered in stores?

I just bought and tried kinky kurly knot today, and I'm really liking it. Maybe it'll be my knew go-to product.
Forum: Transitioning 04-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Just checking in. Still transitioning. It's...

Just checking in.

Still transitioning. It's been harder to do cute styles since I've gotten a job as a waitress where I work between 50 and 70 hours a week--there's literally no time to do it. No...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Oats22
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-26-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Oats22
Straightened transitioning hair for the first time

(Decided to make this a post)

So, I've been transitioning for almost 16 months now, and I just straightened my hair for the first time since I started. My hair had been stretched from a twistout...
Forum: Transitioning 10-26-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
So, I've been transitioning for almost 16 months...

So, I've been transitioning for almost 16 months now, and I just straightened my hair for the first time since I started. My hair had been stretched from a twistout that I brushed out carefully...
Forum: Transitioning 08-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Oats22
I have heard that you shouldn't use mud wash on...

I have heard that you shouldn't use mud wash on transitioning hair, because mud washes aren't good on processed hair. I'm transitioning, and I want to do a mud wash SO BADLY, but I haven't because of...
Forum: Transitioning 08-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Oats22
Sad to see you leaving the long term...

Sad to see you leaving the long term transitioners board, but SO HAPPY to see you here! Your hair is just beautiful! Congratulations on your big chop, sakiohma! Keep us updated on your hair journey,...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 07-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,006
Posted By Oats22
You'll have to do some research about them...

You'll have to do some research about them yourself, I've never had them done. I know there's issue about one of them, forget which, because it has formaldehyde? But yeah, do some research. I know...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 07-09-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,006
Posted By Oats22
With a relaxer, you'll definitely still have to...

With a relaxer, you'll definitely still have to flat iron. It goes: Wash, Blow dry, flat iron. Every time.

Now that I've been online looking at hair, I think some people did things like wet...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-06-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Oats22
Ok, so, I'm impatient and didn't want to wait and...

Ok, so, I'm impatient and didn't want to wait and see if anyone had anymore input. I blew out my hair on cool air, low force, and it worked surprisingly well! Took a bit of time, maybe an hour or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-06-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Oats22
Thanks for your two responses. I'd actually...

Thanks for your two responses. I'd actually already read that article on the haven, but I wanted to get personal anecdotes rather than just scientific reasoning. Ya know, people often have mixed...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-06-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Oats22
Does anyone blow dry on COOL?

Hey,

So, I'm transitioning (a year today!) and I haven't used any heat, letting my hair air dry this entire year past. So, I was watching MahoganyCurls on youtube, and in her latest two videos she...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 07-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,006
Posted By Oats22
If you get your hair chemically relaxed, you're...

If you get your hair chemically relaxed, you're gonna have to take steps to keep it healthy and avoid breakage (relaxers break down hair, often leaving it weaker and drier.)

I think your hair will...
Forum: Transitioning 07-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Congratulations! Oh, I'm so excited for when I...

Congratulations! Oh, I'm so excited for when I finally can big chop! I see all these girls with thick, luxurious hair of different lengths, and I WANT it so bad--I know you're loving the thickness!...
Forum: Transitioning 06-21-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,596
Posted By Oats22
Anyone still longterm transitioning? I'm at...

Anyone still longterm transitioning?

I'm at 50 weeks. Only a couple more weeks to go until I reach my year mark, hooray! I have so much curly hair now, I can hardly call it "new growth" or "roots"...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,152
Posted By Oats22
Have you tried the curly girl method? I'm not...

Have you tried the curly girl method? I'm not fully natural yet, over 9 months into transitioning, but the CG method has been great for both my natural hair and permed ends. I've heard that the CG...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,152
Posted By Oats22
What shampoo are you using? You should try using...

What shampoo are you using? You should try using one that doesn't have any sulfates, and/or try conditioner washing your hair. Sulfates strip the hair--some people can use them without much issue,...
Forum: 4 04-09-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,630
Posted By Oats22
Ok, I don't do flexi rod sets--I do curl former...

Ok, I don't do flexi rod sets--I do curl former sets, but from what I've seen online, they're about the same, and if anything flexirod sets are more...sturdy, if you will. I am 9 months into...
Forum: 4 04-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,318
Posted By Oats22
I have seborrheic dermatitis (affects...

I have seborrheic dermatitis (affects scalp/hairline, eyebrows, around my nose, behind my ears, with flareups at times and other times that it's just regular non-flaky skin)

If it's bad, I'd...
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