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Old 05-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
 
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Default 5 weeks post relaxer

I've been transitioning for 5 weeks, what now??? I'm unsure of the products I should be using and how often I need to wash/co-wash my hair. I'm so ready to be fully natural but I just don't kno where to start =/

I did my first transitioning style last night which was a cold wave set and it did not come out right. I put too much moisture in it forgetting that I still have relaxed ends. How can I keep my hair moisturized while transitioning without making my curls fall?

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
 
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At 5 weeks I'd say keep using what ur used to. Do u have any current hair pics?

Just keep stretching your relaxer....at least that's how I tricked my mind into transitioning. I'd say around week 10 is where you're probably gonna wanna change up styling. Like braidouts and things like that. I did flexi rod sets as well. Try really hard to stay away from heat.

What also helped me transition was planning in advance what to expect in the coming months...that way when I got further into it I had an idea of what I was gettin into.

My transition wasn't really hard tho. I just got bored with it and was ready to BC.


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Old 05-31-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
 
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I cosign with continue doing what you've been using, don't treat your hair as natural hair as of yet, keep stretching your relaxer.

Since your hair is still majority relaxed it won't respond the same way to a natural hair regimen as natural hair would.
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I cosign with continue doing what you've been using, don't treat your hair as natural hair as of yet, keep stretching your relaxer.

Since your hair is still majority relaxed it won't respond the same way to a natural hair regimen as natural hair would.
so should I still press my roots when I flat iron it? I really want to stay away for the heat and try something different like braids or a sew in, but I'm not sure if I should do that either =/
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #5
 
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Try getting a wash and set, with rollers and use only that heat. Don't blow it out or flat iron it.

Then as time moves on try incorporating twist outs, bantu knot outs, braid outs, flexi rod sets, etc. Youtube has tons of ideas for transitioning hairstyles.

I didn't transition with weave or anything so I can't really speak much on that. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that.
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I'm not natural, but I stretch my texlax (mild relaxer) for 5 months. At 5 weeks you have very little new growth. So, treat your hair as though it's permed...b/c that's really what it is.
Like everyone said, now is a great time to experiment with transitioning styles, like braid outs. I do braid outs all the time- whether my hair is 1 week post or 5 months old. You might also want to experiment with the CG method and products that are popular on this site.
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