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Old 07-09-2011, 01:12 PM   #81
 
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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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Alright Jaylen, I got the Denman and just finished.

I am...still undecided.

I removed every other row like you suggested (I may have to put them back in lol) and detangled in small sections because I wanted to make sure I got all the tangles. My hair was sooo matted before.

A lot of hair came out. I am going to give the brush the benefit of the doubt because I'm sure I had a heinous amount of shed hairs caught in the mane. Which probably contributed to the matted feeling. But still, it seemed like a lot. I'm hoping it's just because I had a lot of crap to get rid of.

Now my hair feels SO. MUCH. BETTER.
It doesn't feel matted or tough like it did before. I don't think I could handle doing it in such small sections every time, but I think my hair really needed it. All of my little snarls are gone, and my hair feels so light.

Plus my hair is in the smoothest ponytail it's been in since September.

So on the one hand my hair feels heavenly. On the other, it seems like a lot came out. How much comes out when you do it? I really think the casualties (poor lost hairs) will decrease as long as I keep up with the sheddies.
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Alright Jaylen, I got the Denman and just finished.

I am...still undecided.

I removed every other row like you suggested (I may have to put them back in lol) and detangled in small sections because I wanted to make sure I got all the tangles. My hair was sooo matted before.

A lot of hair came out. I am going to give the brush the benefit of the doubt because I'm sure I had a heinous amount of shed hairs caught in the mane. Which probably contributed to the matted feeling. But still, it seemed like a lot. I'm hoping it's just because I had a lot of crap to get rid of.

Now my hair feels SO. MUCH. BETTER.
It doesn't feel matted or tough like it did before. I don't think I could handle doing it in such small sections every time, but I think my hair really needed it. All of my little snarls are gone, and my hair feels so light.

Plus my hair is in the smoothest ponytail it's been in since September.

So on the one hand my hair feels heavenly. On the other, it seems like a lot came out. How much comes out when you do it? I really think the casualties (poor lost hairs) will decrease as long as I keep up with the sheddies.
The same thing happened when I girt started using it and it freaked me out too but I think it's normal. Now I dint have as much shedding and I think that if you don't feel hairs getting tugged/pulled by the brush it's just hairs that had already fallen anyways.
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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.
[SIZE="4"]The 17th. What ab u?
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Alright Jaylen, I got the Denman and just finished.

I am...still undecided.

I removed every other row like you suggested (I may have to put them back in lol) and detangled in small sections because I wanted to make sure I got all the tangles. My hair was sooo matted before.

A lot of hair came out. I am going to give the brush the benefit of the doubt because I'm sure I had a heinous amount of shed hairs caught in the mane. Which probably contributed to the matted feeling. But still, it seemed like a lot. I'm hoping it's just because I had a lot of crap to get rid of.

Now my hair feels SO. MUCH. BETTER.
It doesn't feel matted or tough like it did before. I don't think I could handle doing it in such small sections every time, but I think my hair really needed it. All of my little snarls are gone, and my hair feels so light.

Plus my hair is in the smoothest ponytail it's been in since September.


So on the one hand my hair feels heavenly. On the other, it seems like a lot came out. How much comes out when you do it? I really think the casualties (poor lost hairs) will decrease as long as I keep up with the sheddies.
Initially yes. When I first started using it a good amount came out but that was due to me never having fully removed the shed hair before and not detangling thoroughly. As I continued to use it, the amount of hair I lost decreased dramatically but when I saw I was starting to lose more hair again I knew it was time for a protein treatment.

Also I'm not sure how others detangle but I detangle the left side, then bottom, top & rt side of each section then I go bk & do the same w/my denman brush. It may take a little bit longer to do but I try not to focus on that. I'm focused and committed on doing whatever is necessary to get my hair healthy & if that means I spend a little bit more time detangling & doing so in smaller sections than so be it.

Also I know you said that you may go bk to doing your hair in bigger sections & by all means if that works for you then go ahead. However it normally becomes easier to do smaller sections the longer you transition so that will help decrease your risk of hair breakage & tangling. It may take a little longer on wash day however you will be happy that you took that extra time when you have a head full of healthy lush hair!
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Thanks Rusycurly and JaylensMami!

I may just keep to the smaller sections. I just took my hair out of the ponytail to do two french braids (ponytails make my head hurt after awhile) and the braiding was so easy without my fingers getting caught.

So the small sections may be worth it. We'll see if the amount of shed hair decreases.
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No problem girly! That's what this thread is for. Glad to have helped.
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No problem girly! That's what this thread is for. Glad to have helped.
Ditto!
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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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What kind of transitioning hairstyles do you guys do? That's been my problem at this point. I have too much natural hair to blend with the relaxed hair. Now matter what I do, the two textures and difference in thickness are obvious. Right now I have three flattwists in the front and a huge bun. At least my ends are protected. =) There are pics on my site. http://AHairStory.Wordpress.com
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^^ very cute! Today just happens to be wash day so I'll give it a try. As for hairstyles I didn't do many. Just some boring ponytails and I did twist outs with perm rods

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What kind of transitioning hairstyles do you guys do? That's been my problem at this point. I have too much natural hair to blend with the relaxed hair. Now matter what I do, the two textures and difference in thickness are obvious. Right now I have three flattwists in the front and a huge bun. At least my ends are protected. =) There are pics on my site. http://AHairStory.Wordpress.com
Lately, I'm so lazy I just do textured buns. Just so the relaxed ends don't look so...relaxed lol

I'm getting kind of bored with it and seriously considering doing my bc on my birthday.


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What kind of transitioning hairstyles do you guys do? That's been my problem at this point. I have too much natural hair to blend with the relaxed hair. Now matter what I do, the two textures and difference in thickness are obvious. Right now I have three flattwists in the front and a huge bun. At least my ends are protected. =) There are pics on my site. A Hair Story…
I'm not the best person to ask because I actually don't even wear my hair out. I protective style 100% of the time. I keep my hair in bantu knots from wash day till the next wash day & occasionally I take them out and pull my hair into a bun. If I'm going out I generally take out one of the bantu knots & blend it into a quick weave I have. Nothing too complicated.
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Yeah, I'm pretty much running out of styles to try. I get bored with the same hairstyle. I haven't tried Bantu knots yet though. Perhaps one day, but I'd probably do it just until my hair dries.
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Yeah, I'm pretty much running out of styles to try. I get bored with the same hairstyle. I haven't tried Bantu knots yet though. Perhaps one day, but I'd probably do it just until my hair dries.
I keep mine in bc I don't feel like going through the drama of trying to figure out how to style my hair & it not turning out right or more importantly since I'm long term transitioning, I prefer just to throw on a quick weave (which will turn out the same way each time) & go & my hair is still protected underneath in the bantu knots.
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Yeah, I'm pretty much running out of styles to try. I get bored with the same hairstyle. I haven't tried Bantu knots yet though. Perhaps one day, but I'd probably do it just until my hair dries.
I keep mine in bc I don't feel like going through the drama of trying to figure out how to style my hair & it not turning out right or more importantly since I'm long term transitioning, I prefer just to throw on a quick weave (which will turn out the same way each time) & go & my hair is still protected underneath in the bantu knots.
Yeah, that works! I was never into weaves and wigs and stuff though, so I just have to make do. Hopefully it'll be all grown out sooner than later.
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I really like this thread. I am transitioning for the 3rd time this year. I'm trying to stay faithful to growing out my relaxer. My hair gets very big and curly at the roots after 3-4 months. I find during those painful months braid outs are the only styles I can wear. During the 3-4 month mark my hair is way too thick for a bun. My hair depending on the season gets extremely dry and soaks up product. That's another issue I want to tackle this time around. Any tips or suggestions from anyone that has made it past the 3-4 month mark?
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I have no problems wearing buns and my hair is supah thick.

Have you tried wetting your hair to smooth it into a bun or ponytail? Sometimes I do two French braids into a ponytail or bun. Parted on the side and the middle.

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Yeah, I'm pretty much running out of styles to try. I get bored with the same hairstyle. I haven't tried Bantu knots yet though. Perhaps one day, but I'd probably do it just until my hair dries.
I keep mine in bc I don't feel like going through the drama of trying to figure out how to style my hair & it not turning out right or more importantly since I'm long term transitioning, I prefer just to throw on a quick weave (which will turn out the same way each time) & go & my hair is still protected underneath in the bantu knots.
Yeah, that works! I was never into weaves and wigs and stuff though, so I just have to make do. Hopefully it'll be all grown out sooner than later.
Girl I was never into them either until I had to be due to hair breakage from the perms. However once I tried it & found one I loved I've been rocking it ever since. I actually have been purchasing the same style for the past 2 & a half yrs! It is a little weird at first but you will get used to it...I say just go to the BSS & try a few different ones on just to see. If you really don't like it you can leave w/out it.

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I really like this thread. I am transitioning for the 3rd time this year. I'm trying to stay faithful to growing out my relaxer. My hair gets very big and curly at the roots after 3-4 months. I find during those painful months braid outs are the only styles I can wear. During the 3-4 month mark my hair is way too thick for a bun. My hair depending on the season gets extremely dry and soaks up product. That's another issue I want to tackle this time around. Any tips or suggestions from anyone that has made it past the 3-4 month mark?
Are you dry bunning or wet bunning? My hair is hella thick and dry bunning really doesn't do the job for me. However when I wet bun it works out 1000xs better!
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Jaylensmami, how long does it take for you to dry your hair in a bun? I've tried wet buns but I fear them because I feel like I'm hurting my hair by brushing it while wet (don't know if it is but that's what I feel). Any suggestions on how to do it more effectively? What's your routine for doing the bun?
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