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Old 11-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
 
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I know there are certain things we "shouldn't do" while transitioning however has anyone/did anyone become obsessed w/their new growth? I'm rt. at four months into my journey and I have a considerable amount of new growth and find myself constantly wanting to touch it, see it, play w/it...even when I have my hair tied up in a scarf I still find that my hand goes rt to my head and I am rubbing my hair thru my scarf just to feel it (yes its sad I know but I can't help it!). Or else I am in a rush to get to wash day or spritz my hair w/water just to see it curl up. Am I the only one going thru this rt now?
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nope, in fact, I'm glad you posted this. I think it's the newness of this for me. I find myself looking for new products mainly conditioners. Touching my hair, feeling the softness. Then I remember that the my hair is fragile due to transitioning and make myself stop. Just wanted you to knoww- you're not alone.
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nope, in fact, I'm glad you posted this. I think it's the newness of this for me. I find myself looking for new products mainly conditioners. Touching my hair, feeling the softness. Then I remember that the my hair is fragile due to transitioning and make myself stop. Just wanted you to knoww- you're not alone.
Glad to know I have some company in my obsession lol. I think ur rt too...I believe it is the newness too as well as the excitment of it all. I mean after yrs of abusing my hair & not taking care of it (I mean its bad but I never deep conditioned my hair before I started transitioning except if my hair dresser did it...& come to think of it why was I even going to her? I mean I loved my weaves but why would you trust someone w/ur hair who had to keep cutting theirs bc it kept breaking off?!).

Anyway I'm very excited to be on this journey & I will try to remember that my hair is fragile when my hand in hair compulsion kicks in!
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nope, in fact, I'm glad you posted this. I think it's the newness of this for me. I find myself looking for new products mainly conditioners. Touching my hair, feeling the softness. Then I remember that the my hair is fragile due to transitioning and make myself stop. Just wanted you to knoww- you're not alone.
Glad to know I have some company in my obsession lol. I think ur rt too...I believe it is the newness too as well as the excitment of it all. I mean after yrs of abusing my hair & not taking care of it (I mean its bad but I never deep conditioned my hair before I started transitioning except if my hair dresser did it...& come to think of it why was I even going to her? I mean I loved my weaves but why would you trust someone w/ur hair who had to keep cutting theirs bc it kept breaking off?!).

Anyway I'm very excited to be on this journey & I will try to remember that my hair is fragile when my hand in hair compulsion kicks in!
I have the exact same thing! But you're right... Just try to remember that the hair is fragile
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I know there are certain things we "shouldn't do" while transitioning however has anyone/did anyone become obsessed w/their new growth? I'm rt. at four months into my journey and I have a considerable amount of new growth and find myself constantly wanting to touch it, see it, play w/it...even when I have my hair tied up in a scarf I still find that my hand goes rt to my head and I am rubbing my hair thru my scarf just to feel it (yes its sad I know but I can't help it!). Or else I am in a rush to get to wash day or spritz my hair w/water just to see it curl up. Am I the only one going thru this rt now?
NO! I do the same thing lol. I even allowed myself an extra half hour before dance today just to play with my hair. I'm at four months, too, so there's just enough now to play with. I kept feeling my hair during class today, and I'm sure I looked crazy.
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I know there are certain things we "shouldn't do" while transitioning however has anyone/did anyone become obsessed w/their new growth? I'm rt. at four months into my journey and I have a considerable amount of new growth and find myself constantly wanting to touch it, see it, play w/it...even when I have my hair tied up in a scarf I still find that my hand goes rt to my head and I am rubbing my hair thru my scarf just to feel it (yes its sad I know but I can't help it!). Or else I am in a rush to get to wash day or spritz my hair w/water just to see it curl up. Am I the only one going thru this rt now?
NO! I do the same thing lol. I even allowed myself an extra half hour before dance today just to play with my hair. I'm at four months, too, so there's just enough now to play with. I kept feeling my hair during class today, and I'm sure I looked crazy.
Lol. I'm sure u looked no "crazier" than the same girls who were probably there patting their heads trying to scratch their weaves (I'm not for or against weaves but I'm just sayn...). Hum...now that u said that I think I see my hair unraveling...maybe I should take it down & re do it?...um nah...I need to remind myself to stop that...at some point.
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nope, in fact, I'm glad you posted this. I think it's the newness of this for me. I find myself looking for new products mainly conditioners. Touching my hair, feeling the softness. Then I remember that the my hair is fragile due to transitioning and make myself stop. Just wanted you to knoww- you're not alone.
Glad to know I have some company in my obsession lol. I think ur rt too...I believe it is the newness too as well as the excitment of it all. I mean after yrs of abusing my hair & not taking care of it (I mean its bad but I never deep conditioned my hair before I started transitioning except if my hair dresser did it...& come to think of it why was I even going to her? I mean I loved my weaves but why would you trust someone w/ur hair who had to keep cutting theirs bc it kept breaking off?!).

Anyway I'm very excited to be on this journey & I will try to remember that my hair is fragile when my hand in hair compulsion kicks in!
I have the exact same thing! But you're right... Just try to remember that the hair is fragile
Hum...trying to remember...I know that won't be a problem however the real question is do I want to remember? In my rational mind the answer is of course however when I see those curls popping I can't resist. Maybe I should try out of sight, out of mind...bc when I have it covered up I'm less likely to "really play" w/it...
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I'm having trouble keeping my hands out of my hair lately. Having it braided helps a lot.
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ITA! I KNOW that my current protective style (bantu knots) is the only thing thats stopping me from playing in my hair all the time. I just did a co-wash & deep treatment yesterday & my detangling time was extended by an extra 10mins just bc I was so in love w/the curls I was seeing...I mean really I was in the mirror like this!LOL.

However I still have those smaller curls all around the crown & nape of my head that keep popping up so when I notice I'm playing w/them for too long (pulling on them & watching them bounce rt bk) I grab my satin scarf and tie it up...its really getting sad that I have to restrain myself so much LOL!
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I'm having trouble keeping my hands out of my hair lately. Having it braided helps a lot.
omgee... i'm four months post with my hair in crochet braids and i STILL find my hands in my hair:/
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Hi everyone!! It seems that a few of your girls started transitioning the same month I did, July.. or should I say our last relaxers was around the same time!

As far as products I use, as of right now I use keracare sulfate free shampoo and the matching conditioner. I have microbraids in right now and will be taking them down the day after Christmas! While they are in I put leave-in conditioner every other day!

I know exactly how you girls feel about not being able to keep your hands out of your hair! I get so excited when I wash my hair and see the new growth and imagine what is to come in the near future! I want to take my braids out now so I can wash and see and feel my hair!
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Yep! I can't keep my hands out of my hair. As I'm reading the responses I realize I'm playing with the curls in the back! LOL

Oh I've been tranistioning for 4 months too (Last Relaxer was 8/10/10)

Happy Tranisitioning!

P.S can someone please tell me how to get the countdown bar. I went to the site but I'm not sure which ticker to pick. Thanks!
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Hi everyone!! It seems that a few of your girls started transitioning the same month I did, July.. or should I say our last relaxers was around the same time!

As far as products I use, as of right now I use keracare sulfate free shampoo and the matching conditioner. I have microbraids in right now and will be taking them down the day after Christmas! While they are in I put leave-in conditioner every other day!

I know exactly how you girls feel about not being able to keep your hands out of your hair! I get so excited when I wash my hair and see the new growth and imagine what is to come in the near future! I want to take my braids out now so I can wash and see and feel my hair!
ITA w/all of the bold statements above. I too started officially transitioning in July although my last relaxer was 6weeks prior to that. I had actually purchased a perm kit to do my hair and I just didn't want to do it anymore. I was tired of the burns, unhealthy hair, etc so I saw a Kinky Curly ad in a magazine and there my journey began!

Although I am just a few days shy of my 5th month of transitioning I seem to get more and more excited as each new wash day approaches. I can see the curls popping more and more each week, my hair is healthier than its been in a very long time & I too can't wait to see the end product. Come on July 2011! Lol.
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Yep! I can't keep my hands out of my hair. As I'm reading the responses I realize I'm playing with the curls in the back! LOL

Oh I've been tranistioning for 4 months too (Last Relaxer was 8/10/10)

Happy Tranisitioning!

P.S can someone please tell me how to get the countdown bar. I went to the site but I'm not sure which ticker to pick. Thanks!
Co-signing on wanting to know ab that ticker bar. I want one too! LOL.
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If you girls click on my ticker it will take you to the website and just put in the date you want, put in a name, and choose your ticker!

My braids have been up for 2 1/2 weeks and I will begin taking them down tomorrow! I have never kept micros in longer than 2 weeks and I was going to try 4wks this time just to give my hair a break. But, I'm not going to make it! I will definitely be taking pics of my new growth once I wash it tomorrow or Thursday, depending on how long it takes for me to take it down!
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I certainly can't keep my hands out of my new growth. I've noticed it's become common to fiddle in my hair in the last 2 weeks. I certainly have spent my share of time in front of the mirror wetting my new growth in the front and playing with it, lol. In fact, I'm looking forward to my cowash on Wed night. I'm going to try to get some pictures of it. I haven't taken any texture shots so far, but I need to bc lately I've been feeling discouraged about my growth rate . It must be growing, so I want to take some pics to compare. lol.....
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Its hilarious that this thread has come back to life because I do the same thing.. sometimes ill be in public and have to really remind myself to chill.. Im 6 months post... with about a half an inch of scab hair so I just want to cut that all off too so my hair can truly be free to curl how it wants to.. but slow and steady wins the race.... my edges were also severly stunted from years of abuse so im CONSTANTLY twirling the little curls in my fingertips.. they arent growing in as fast but they are thickening slowly and its all I can do to not be consumed with it lol. .as psycho as that sounds!
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #18
 
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I'm 4 months into transition too, and I can't help but touch my new growth every minute! Especially after a nice wash and moisturizing--it's so soft! It's killing me, lol! I'm going to get my hair braided so I can give my hair a rest this summer.
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