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Old 06-25-2011, 02:24 PM   #21
 
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I tried cutting my own hair once when I was younger and....it wasn't cute haha

So now I am super apprehensive about doing it myself so I wimp out and go to the salon.

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Old 06-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #22
 
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I was that girl who cried EVERYTIME I went & got my hair cut or trimmed at the salon. I'm telling you the stylists dreaded everytime they knew I was getting my hair trimmed! (that was them everytime I walked in). Lol.

So trust me I completely understand the apprehension. However for me this journey is not only about getting healthier hair but becoming more independent in regards to my hair care needs/maintainence instead of relying on a hair dresser/salon.

That being said, I researched & researched about self trimming, cutting,etc. I invested in a pair of hair shears & went at it. As time went along & I dusted more & more the apprehension went away & now dusting doesn't phase me at all.

However if the thought of doing it yourself really bothers you that much, I would just try to save up my money so that when your 3month time period comes around you have enough $ to go to the salon.
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I still have about 7-8 inches. I have been keeping my hair about should length.


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Old 06-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #24
 
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Well welcome! How long have you been/how long do you plan on transitioning?
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Hello ladies! I've been transitioning for about 10 months now and the journey is a challenge! Regardless, I love how fun my hair is.

My favorite style really is a flat-twist out with the ends wrapped around flexi rods. I get a really cute curly style to play with all day. Too bad it doesn't last more than two days =/ . I've never been good at maintaining styles more than two days.

Anywhoooo, I don't know when I'll cut the relaxed ends off; maybe when I get tired of the relaxed hair ruining hair styles. Haha

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Hello ladies! I've been transitioning for about 10 months now and the journey is a challenge! Regardless, I love how fun my hair is.

My favorite style really is a flat-twist out with the ends wrapped around flexi rods. I get a really cute curly style to play with all day. Too bad it doesn't last more than two days =/ . I've never been good at maintaining styles more than two days.

Anywhoooo, I don't know when I'll cut the relaxed ends off; maybe when I get tired of the relaxed hair ruining hair styles. Haha

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I really need to learn some new styles. I really wanna learn how to flat twist/cornrow too. I've seen some really cute styles that came from flat twists but everytime I even attempt to do one it looks a hot a*s mess! Lol.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:58 PM   #27
 
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^^ I could never get flat twists to hold so I've been doing multiple smaller French braids. I make a part separating my hair making a top and bottom section and I make French braids out of the two layers....if that makes any sense lol.

The sections for braids are like 1.5 inches. And French braids are loose enough not to cause much tension.

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Old 06-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #28
 
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^^ I could never get flat twists to hold so I've been doing multiple smaller French braids. I make a part separating my hair making a top and bottom section and I make French braids out of the two layers....if that makes any sense lol.

The sections for braids are like 1.5 inches. And French braids are loose enough not to cause much tension.

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Yes that makes sense, however I can't french braid either! Lol. The most I can do is plait...thats it! I really need 2practice & up my hair styling game before I have another child & I can't do her hair! Lol.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #29
 
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I transitioned for about 3 years. It wasn't something I actually decided on doing, I was expecting my 2nd baby and that 1st trimester had me so exhausted I was too lazy to relax it lol. I had probably 4 inches of unprocessed hair before I realized what I was doing.

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:51 AM   #30
 
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When does new growth stop being new growth, and is just hair? Just curious. It's not a very serious question. I just thought about it while brushing my teeth.

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #31
 
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I think the reference to "new growth" is used primarily when one is dealing with a combination of relaxed hair and natural hair. I definitely used this terminology during my transition and would say that once I had the last of my relaxed ends trimmed off, I no longer felt the need to differentiate and simply used the word "hair" from that point on.

Why differentiate? IMO its a matter of over a period of time having to deal with (and discuss) the needs of 2 different hair textures on ones head.

Funny thing is once folks have completed their transition it then becomes a matter of differentiating the different curl types and the needs associated with those.

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I think the reference to "new growth" is used primarily when one is dealing with a combination of relaxed hair and natural hair. I definitely used this terminology during my transition and would say that once I had the last of my relaxed ends trimmed off, I no longer felt the need to differentiate and simply used the word "hair" from that point on.

Why differentiate? IMO its a matter of over a period of time having to deal with (and discuss) the needs of 2 different hair textures on ones head.

Funny thing is once folks have completed their transition it then becomes a matter of differentiating the different curl types and the needs associated with those.

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Old 06-28-2011, 02:11 PM   #33
 
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Yeah I was just wondering at what point does one stop calling it new growth. Lol I was just thinking out loud.

I promise my thoughts are usually deeper. Just not when I brush my teeth, apparently.

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #34
 
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Yeah I was just wondering at what point does one stop calling it new growth. Lol I was just thinking out loud.

I promise my thoughts are usually deeper. Just not when I brush my teeth, apparently.

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In the context of our prior convo I still agree w/what was stated. However if you think about it, even once you are 'all natural' & if you decide to color your hair you would call the black roots coming in w/your new honey blonde hair 'new growth' too so I guess it all really depends on the state of your hair & what you may or may not do to it.
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I wasn't disagreeing with anything just saying that the question didn't really require much thought. Kind of like "why do you drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway?" Haha

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I wasn't disagreeing with anything just saying that the question didn't really require much thought. Kind of like "why do you drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway?" Haha

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Lol. I hear you. Btw I didn't think you were but that really got me thinking about your question a little deeper thats all.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #37
 
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Blaaah I want to cut it off

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I transitioned for about 3 years. It wasn't something I actually decided on doing, I was expecting my 2nd baby and that 1st trimester had me so exhausted I was too lazy to relax it lol. I had probably 4 inches of unprocessed hair before I realized what I was doing.

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That's sort of what happened to me! I only used to relax the front because of frizzies like every 6 months but I got pregnant and after I had the baby I was like screw it. I'm too tired to keep up with all the blow drying. I decided to start taking care of my hair myself....that was 7 months ago
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I transitioned for about 3 years. It wasn't something I actually decided on doing, I was expecting my 2nd baby and that 1st trimester had me so exhausted I was too lazy to relax it lol. I had probably 4 inches of unprocessed hair before I realized what I was doing.

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That's sort of what happened to me! I only used to relax the front because of frizzies like every 6 months but I got pregnant and after I had the baby I was like screw it. I'm too tired to keep up with all the blow drying. I decided to start taking care of my hair myself....that was 7 months ago
How long do you plan on transitioning?
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:38 AM   #40
 
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Don't have a specific timeline yet but I plan to do it for as long as it is possible since I really like the length my hair is at. But maybe in two years when the growth is long enough I might get a haircut.
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