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Old 07-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #61
 
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I am new to these forums and i'm really excited about getting the transition progress started. Finding these forums have been really helpful thus far in my research and decision to make the change and go natural. I had been going back and forth with this for awhile because I really didn't have any support and didn't know how i was going to manage my hair. I look forward to chatting with you all and continued learning.
Two Months Post relaxer and many more to go.
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I am new to these forums and i'm really excited about getting the transition progress started. Finding these forums have been really helpful thus far in my research and decision to make the change and go natural. I had been going back and forth with this for awhile because I really didn't have any support and didn't know how i was going to manage my hair. I look forward to chatting with you all and continued learning.
Two Months Post relaxer and many more to go.
Well congrats on your decision to go ahead w/ur transition! We have all been at that 'beginning stage' so if you have any questions feel free to post them & I'm sure we will all do our best to help you along w/ur journey!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:35 PM   #63
 
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I am 15 months plus into my transitioning, I am aiming for 24 months before I BC. I may go a little longer but it all depends. The journey has its fun days and its challenging days; I keeping going as I am a gold set in mind and that is to have healthy natural hair
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I am 15 months plus into my transitioning, I am aiming for 24 months before I BC. I may go a little longer but it all depends. The journey has its fun days and its challenging days; I keeping going as I am a gold set in mind and that is to have healthy natural hair
ITA. I keep going bk & forth on whether I want to go 24 or 36 months but I really really wanna be all natural when I hit 30. So I was thinking if I chop whatever is left next summer it will give me a few months of playing w/my all natural hair & making it look fab before I step out on my bday and rock my all natural do!
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #65
 
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I am 15 months plus into my transitioning, I am aiming for 24 months before I BC. I may go a little longer but it all depends. The journey has its fun days and its challenging days; I keeping going as I am a gold set in mind and that is to have healthy natural hair
ITA. I keep going bk & forth on whether I want to go 24 or 36 months but I really really wanna be all natural when I hit 30. So I was thinking if I chop whatever is left next summer it will give me a few months of playing w/my all natural hair & making it look fab before I step out on my bday and rock my all natural do!
You know what? I like your goal and think I'm thinking about stealing it! I'm gonna turn 29 in September. I should try to be all natural by the time I hit 30.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #66
 
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I am 15 months plus into my transitioning, I am aiming for 24 months before I BC. I may go a little longer but it all depends. The journey has its fun days and its challenging days; I keeping going as I am a gold set in mind and that is to have healthy natural hair
ITA. I keep going bk & forth on whether I want to go 24 or 36 months but I really really wanna be all natural when I hit 30. So I was thinking if I chop whatever is left next summer it will give me a few months of playing w/my all natural hair & making it look fab before I step out on my bday and rock my all natural do!
You know what? I like your goal and think I'm thinking about stealing it! I'm gonna turn 29 in September. I should try to be all natural by the time I hit 30.
Lol. My bday is in September as well. I figure by the time next summer hits my hair should (hopefully) be at a length where I can put it into a nice bun w/out the extra relaxed ends. However the more I think ab it, I really don't care if it is. I just wanna start out '30' on a different note & what better way to do so then be all natural!
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ITA. I keep going bk & forth on whether I want to go 24 or 36 months but I really really wanna be all natural when I hit 30. So I was thinking if I chop whatever is left next summer it will give me a few months of playing w/my all natural hair & making it look fab before I step out on my bday and rock my all natural do!
You know what? I like your goal and think I'm thinking about stealing it! I'm gonna turn 29 in September. I should try to be all natural by the time I hit 30.
Lol. My bday is in September as well. I figure by the time next summer hits my hair should (hopefully) be at a length where I can put it into a nice bun w/out the extra relaxed ends. However the more I think ab it, I really don't care if it is. I just wanna start out '30' on a different note & what better way to do so then be all natural!
Girl! Let me find out! What day is it? I really feel you on the whole 30th bday deal. I think I'm gonna keep that as a goal as well.
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Ok what is y'alls method for detangling? Mine isn't working.

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Ok what is y'alls method for detangling? Mine isn't working.

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Thank God my hair doesn't get too tangled up (or maybe I don't touch it enough to notice). I only detangled when I wash my hair. I use a wide tooth comb first and then use a Denman to get rid of shed hairs. This step has made a difference with tangles. I think because the wide tooth comb wasn't catching all the hairs that had fallen It contributed to tangles. What is your current method now?
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Ok what is y'alls method for detangling? Mine isn't working.

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Thank God my hair doesn't get too tangled up (or maybe I don't touch it enough to notice). I only detangled when I wash my hair. I use a wide tooth comb first and then use a Denman to get rid of shed hairs. This step has made a difference with tangles. I think because the wide tooth comb wasn't catching all the hairs that had fallen It contributed to tangles. What is your current method now?
I've been using the wide tooth comb. But my problem lies with the shed hairs. I'm just apprehensive about using a brush.

I only detangle when I wash, too.

It's just sooo aggravating.

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Ok what is y'alls method for detangling? Mine isn't working.

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Thank God my hair doesn't get too tangled up (or maybe I don't touch it enough to notice). I only detangled when I wash my hair. I use a wide tooth comb first and then use a Denman to get rid of shed hairs. This step has made a difference with tangles. I think because the wide tooth comb wasn't catching all the hairs that had fallen It contributed to tangles. What is your current method now?
I've been using the wide tooth comb. But my problem lies with the shed hairs. I'm just apprehensive about using a brush.

I only detangle when I wash, too.

It's just sooo aggravating.

This phone makes accurate punctuation unnecessarily difficult.
I was apprehensive about using a brush too but believe me it has made a difference. As long as you have a conditioner with slip in your hair is no problem. My one suggestion though would be to get one of the volumizing models (d31 or d41) the teeth are wider and therefore won't rip your hair.
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You know what? I like your goal and think I'm thinking about stealing it! I'm gonna turn 29 in September. I should try to be all natural by the time I hit 30.
Lol. My bday is in September as well. I figure by the time next summer hits my hair should (hopefully) be at a length where I can put it into a nice bun w/out the extra relaxed ends. However the more I think ab it, I really don't care if it is. I just wanna start out '30' on a different note & what better way to do so then be all natural!
Girl! Let me find out! What day is it? I really feel you on the whole 30th bday deal. I think I'm gonna keep that as a goal as well.
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Thank God my hair doesn't get too tangled up (or maybe I don't touch it enough to notice). I only detangled when I wash my hair. I use a wide tooth comb first and then use a Denman to get rid of shed hairs. This step has made a difference with tangles. I think because the wide tooth comb wasn't catching all the hairs that had fallen It contributed to tangles. What is your current method now?
I've been using the wide tooth comb. But my problem lies with the shed hairs. I'm just apprehensive about using a brush.

I only detangle when I wash, too.

It's just sooo aggravating.

This phone makes accurate punctuation unnecessarily difficult.
I was apprehensive about using a brush too but believe me it has made a difference. As long as you have a conditioner with slip in your hair is no problem. My one suggestion though would be to get one of the volumizing models (d31 or d41) the teeth are wider and therefore won't rip your hair.
I detangle using the EXACT same method. I used to only do a wide tooth comb & was extremely nervous ab using a brush as well. However I just sucked it up, purchased the denman & began only detangling on wash day, with conditioner in my hair (some people say they use alot but I just use ab a quarter size to a silver dollar size amount per section. I also add grapeseed oil to all of my conditioners for added slip), use the widetooth comb first & follow w/the denman.

Once I started doing that I never looked back. It removes all the shed hairs, I have very little to no tangling & when I do get tangles they are easily removed as long as I'm gentle. Now I can't guarantee that it will work for you considering that different things work for different people, however it has been a God send to me!

Now what you may wanna do if you decide to purchase it is remove a couple of the rows of teeth (like every other one) & set it aside until you see how your hair reacts to the brush. The removed rows worked for ab 2 weeks but my hair is soooo freakin thick that the brush was bending w/the limted rows LOL so I added them back in and have kept using them ever since. I love this method & have no plans to change it...even after I complete my transition.
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How much are denmans? Is there a way to get them on the ground?

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How much are denmans? Is there a way to get them on the ground?

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I don't order anything online (except clothes & shoes LOL). Not saying that I never will but at this point I like the convenience of being able to run to my local grocery, walmart, target or bss to get what I need w/out having to wait for it to arrive via mail.

That being said I purchased mine from my local Sally Beauty Supply. It was $13...best $ I ever spent on a beauty product!
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Oh yayyy OK I'll try it. Lol

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Oh yayyy OK I'll try it. Lol

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Please do & let us know your results!
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I will definitely

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Hey ladies! I'm a super long transitioned as well. I'm just about at 16 months. I thought it would have take 2 yrs for my hair to completely grow out, but when the 1 yr mark came I realized it would take much longer. *sigh*

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I like this thread because it's good to know there are many other super long transitioners out there. People seem very critical of others if they don't do a BC.
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I like this thread because it's good to know there are many other super long transitioners out there. People seem very critical of others if they don't do a BC.

I don't know that I've actually seen that so much per se but I do understand your point. No one really questions anyone about why they BC'd however if someone does an 'unusually long' transition (yr or more) people generally get asked 'why haven't you cut off those relaxed ends yet, what are you holding onto them for, or when you finally do chop its 'GIRL...WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO LET GO OF THOSE RELAXED ENDS!' Lol.

So yes, it is nice to know that there are others who are CURRENTLY transitioning this long that you can share joys as well as struggles with. Even when I do a internet search for long term transitioners, I always get the same site (hairmilk.com). Which is fine but she already transitioned so it still doesn't really help me feel connected to where I am now. Hopefully everyone will keep posting & we can all continue to support each other throughout this process!
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