The "Super Long Transitioners" Thread!

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April 2011 was my last relaxer. My hair was long and I got it cut to my shoulders. I wash and deep condition my hair every week, so far everything is going good. I am going to get my hair cut again since it has grown out since I last got it cut. What hair products do you use?
April 2011 was my last relaxer. My hair was long and I got it cut to my shoulders. I wash and deep condition my hair every week, so far everything is going good. I am going to get my hair cut again since it has grown out since I last got it cut. What hair products do you use?
Originally Posted by jonesn0811
Congrats on making the decision to transition. In addition to the products in my siggie, I use Braggs organic acv every other wk after I co-wash & I make my own PT w/egg yolks, mayo & EVOO.

Nothing to complicated. I try to keep my reggie very very simple.
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Ok so I was having a very strong urge to cut my hair...then as I starting typing this I said ah hell to the naw! Lol
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Ok so I was having a very strong urge to cut my hair...then as I starting typing this I said ah hell to the naw! Lol
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
The same thing was happening to me until I came across the long hair community forum. Those ladies have a bunch of ideas for different types of buns and braids which I will be experimenting with. Dot think I'll be doing any haircutting for a while now
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
So while doing my hair today I decided that I will not BC nor will I transition anymore (ok well technically I guess I would still be transitioning however I'm not calling it that LOL). From this point on I will not have a 'transition end date' nor will I be focused on attempting to have my hair reach a certain length by whenever I let go of my relaxed ends.

I am just going to focus on keeping my hair as healthy as possible and I will never chop. I will continue to DT, baby and love my hair religiously and only dust my ends when I feel the need to.So if that means I will technically be 'transitioning' for 4 or 5yrs then so be it. I believe that by changing my perspective it will make my natural journey that much easier and allow me to really enjoy each step of the process!

How is everyone else doing?
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Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







So while doing my hair today I decided that I will not BC nor will I transition anymore (ok well technically I guess I would still be transitioning however I'm not calling it that LOL). From this point on I will not have a 'transition end date' nor will I be focused on attempting to have my hair reach a certain length by whenever I let go of my relaxed ends.

I am just going to focus on keeping my hair as healthy as possible and I will never chop. I will continue to DT, baby and love my hair religiously and only dust my ends when I feel the need to.So if that means I will technically be 'transitioning' for 4 or 5yrs then so be it. I believe that by changing my perspective it will make my natural journey that much easier and allow me to really enjoy each step of the process!

How is everyone else doing?
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I think we have unknowingly come to the same agreement. After I found the LHC forum I fell in love with my long hair again and have promised myself to just keep it growing for as long as I can. My ends are really healthy with no split ends so my plan for now will be to keep it growing and only trim when it's REALLY necessary and not on my usual every 3 months routine.
Now that I have become more familiar with protective styling I really don't feel the need to cut. Also it has made blending the two textured easier so I don't feel as uncomfortable as I did before. I've mostly been doing different buns (even experimenting with hair sticks and other hair toys), French braids and last week I ordered the Curlformers. I cant wait to try them. Hopefully they'll make it easier to have hair "styled" without having to go to hair salon to fry my hair every week (I've been heat free for as long as I've been transitioning-8 months).
Btw, have any of you ladies tried the Curlformers yet?
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
So while doing my hair today I decided that I will not BC nor will I transition anymore (ok well technically I guess I would still be transitioning however I'm not calling it that LOL). From this point on I will not have a 'transition end date' nor will I be focused on attempting to have my hair reach a certain length by whenever I let go of my relaxed ends.

I am just going to focus on keeping my hair as healthy as possible and I will never chop. I will continue to DT, baby and love my hair religiously and only dust my ends when I feel the need to.So if that means I will technically be 'transitioning' for 4 or 5yrs then so be it. I believe that by changing my perspective it will make my natural journey that much easier and allow me to really enjoy each step of the process!

How is everyone else doing?
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I think we have unknowingly come to the same agreement. After I found the LHC forum I fell in love with my long hair again and have promised myself to just keep it growing for as long as I can. My ends are really healthy with no split ends so my plan for now will be to keep it growing and only trim when it's REALLY necessary and not on my usual every 3 months routine.
Now that I have become more familiar with protective styling I really don't feel the need to cut. Also it has made blending the two textured easier so I don't feel as uncomfortable as I did before. I've mostly been doing different buns (even experimenting with hair sticks and other hair toys), French braids and last week I ordered the Curlformers. I cant wait to try them. Hopefully they'll make it easier to have hair "styled" without having to go to hair salon to fry my hair every week (I've been heat free for as long as I've been transitioning-8 months).
Btw, have any of you ladies tried the Curlformers yet?
Originally Posted by Rusycurly

Lol. Ita. I have no reason to BC so why should I? I will just grow and grow and I will eventually be 'all natural someday'. I'm not concerned about the label 'transitioning" or 'natural'...damn it I'm just not perming my hair anymore! Lol. I already feel like a ton of bricks has been lifted off of me by making this decision.

No more stress about will I be this length by next summer and if I'm not what will I do?! The answer is who cares! I will still be growing my hair out and tryn my best to keep it as healthy as possible to retain as much length as I can. I gave up on length goals as well. Don't get me wrong I still want LONG hair but again I will just let my hair grow as long as it wants to. If that means MBL or waist length hair then great but if not I'm not pressed.

I've also been eyeing the curlformers as well and am curious about whether they would really work...
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Hi Ladies! This is my first post here!

I'm almost 17 months into a 24 month transition! My curls and coils are really starting to take over my head. I can't stop reaching for them when I'm bored/busy/awake etc. I would say that my hair is 65% natural and 35% relaxed.

My transition hasn't been too terrible because I've been in braids for 9 out of the 17 months. I'm getting my hair braided next week so I can power through the next 7 months. I plan to BC in May after my graduation from college.
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My 6 months transitioning hair!!!

From Relaxed to transitioning to natural! Loving this journey!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2SEt6V4oPM
Hi Ladies! This is my first post here!

I'm almost 17 months into a 24 month transition! My curls and coils are really starting to take over my head. I can't stop reaching for them when I'm bored/busy/awake etc. I would say that my hair is 65% natural and 35% relaxed.

My transition hasn't been too terrible because I've been in braids for 9 out of the 17 months. I'm getting my hair braided next week so I can power through the next 7 months. I plan to BC in May after my graduation from college.
Originally Posted by YaniraNaturally

Congrats on your decision and having the strength to stick it out for as long as you have already!

I love to play w/my hair as well however I reserve that for my wash days! Lol. In order to stop myself from messing w/it too much I PS on wash day and leave it alone (other than moisturizing daily) till the next wash day. Knowing that I have a full day to 'play in my hair' when I wash it typically keeps me sane. Lol
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Ok, just took out my first set of Curlformers and wanted to report back...these are the bomb!!! Easy to put in (I never managed how to do a roller set so this is huge to me), it gives you really defined curls AND it blends the two textures so well!! Now I know for sure that I wont be doing any haircutting any time soon with these. They are my new way to keep my hair "styled" when I return back to work in Sept. I highly recommend :-)
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
Ok, just took out my first set of Curlformers and wanted to report back...these are the bomb!!! Easy to put in (I never managed how to do a roller set so this is huge to me), it gives you really defined curls AND it blends the two textures so well!! Now I know for sure that I wont be doing any haircutting any time soon with these. They are my new way to keep my hair "styled" when I return back to work in Sept. I highly recommend :-)
Originally Posted by Rusycurly
I've been soooo on the fence about trying these. I have seen a few youtube videos and I was kinda convinced but I'm glad to hear that someone else has had positive experiences w/these. I keep eyeing them every time I'm in Sallys so I will probably check these out very soon. Thanks for the update!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Thanks JaylensMami!

I recently started giving myself a day to play in my hair it's sooo much more fun that what I was doing before. I'm getting braids next week to give me a break. I love my hair, but I also love rolling out of bed partially ready.
So while doing my hair today I decided that I will not BC nor will I transition anymore (ok well technically I guess I would still be transitioning however I'm not calling it that LOL). From this point on I will not have a 'transition end date' nor will I be focused on attempting to have my hair reach a certain length by whenever I let go of my relaxed ends.

I am just going to focus on keeping my hair as healthy as possible and I will never chop. I will continue to DT, baby and love my hair religiously and only dust my ends when I feel the need to.So if that means I will technically be 'transitioning' for 4 or 5yrs then so be it. I believe that by changing my perspective it will make my natural journey that much easier and allow me to really enjoy each step of the process!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I really love this and I'm glad you wrote it. I already chopped about 6 inches of hair and I can barely pull my hair back into a barrette. I will probably manage a ponytail in about a month. This is the shortest it's been in 10yrs and I just don't feel like me! I realized I really don't want to BC (after more natural hair grows out) ... and why should I have to? I don't HAVE to. I can just let my hair grow and try to keep it as healthy as possible and like you said, eventually it will be "all natural."
hey super long transitioners

i am currently struggling with my transitioning hair. it's been 15 months since i had a perm. before i only permed 2x a year since i rarely wear my hair straight, so it wasn't that hard at first. however now my natural hair is about 5 inches and i still have 7 inches of relaxed hair and it's looking awkward to me when i try to wash and go, which was my go-to hairstyle. i'm tempted to cut it, but i do love my length and i've committed to keeping it at least another 3 months for a wedding.

i have been experimenting with twists and twists outs, which help, but i'm curious about other styles. i don't know how to flat twist or cornrow. i'm also starting a new job and want to make sure my hair doesn't look crazy since i don't really know what i'm doing. any ideas welcome!
Thanks JaylensMami!

I recently started giving myself a day to play in my hair it's sooo much more fun that what I was doing before. I'm getting braids next week to give me a break. I love my hair, but I also love rolling out of bed partially ready.
Originally Posted by YaniraNaturally
Ita w/the braids. However everytime I get anything smaller than medium sized braids my edges break off so they are a no go for me. I do love the simplicity of getting up and not having to 'do' my hair each day but oh welll...

So while doing my hair today I decided that I will not BC nor will I transition anymore (ok well technically I guess I would still be transitioning however I'm not calling it that LOL). From this point on I will not have a 'transition end date' nor will I be focused on attempting to have my hair reach a certain length by whenever I let go of my relaxed ends.

I am just going to focus on keeping my hair as healthy as possible and I will never chop. I will continue to DT, baby and love my hair religiously and only dust my ends when I feel the need to.So if that means I will technically be 'transitioning' for 4 or 5yrs then so be it. I believe that by changing my perspective it will make my natural journey that much easier and allow me to really enjoy each step of the process!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
I really love this and I'm glad you wrote it. I already chopped about 6 inches of hair and I can barely pull my hair back into a barrette. I will probably manage a ponytail in about a month. This is the shortest it's been in 10yrs and I just don't feel like me! I realized I really don't want to BC (after more natural hair grows out) ... and why should I have to? I don't HAVE to. I can just let my hair grow and try to keep it as healthy as possible and like you said, eventually it will be "all natural."
Originally Posted by harmonyd
See I chopped about 3 to 4 inches off my hair bk in January bc I was mad at my ex and he didn't want me to cut it (dumb I know). After the initial feelings went away I was pissed that I cut it bc I couldn't even put it in a doughnut bun for months...lesson learned. I have only dusted since and I will only continue to dust my ends. Nothing less, nothing more!

hey super long transitioners

i am currently struggling with my transitioning hair. it's been 15 months since i had a perm. before i only permed 2x a year since i rarely wear my hair straight, so it wasn't that hard at first. however now my natural hair is about 5 inches and i still have 7 inches of relaxed hair and it's looking awkward to me when i try to wash and go, which was my go-to hairstyle. i'm tempted to cut it, but i do love my length and i've committed to keeping it at least another 3 months for a wedding.

i have been experimenting with twists and twists outs, which help, but i'm curious about other styles. i don't know how to flat twist or cornrow. i'm also starting a new job and want to make sure my hair doesn't look crazy since i don't really know what i'm doing. any ideas welcome!
Originally Posted by bird428
I'm sure you're aware that the longer you transition the more adjustments that you have to be open to making. If one thing isn't working any longer than try another. I see you have been experimenting w/different hair styles and quite honestly I don't have too many more to offer you.

I don't do much other than bantu knots, buns & a quick weave. The quick weave is great bc I can put it on & off every day, moisturize & wash my hair when I want and not be concerned ab the health of my hair or having to deal with my 'own hair' on a daily basis if I don't want to.

I am sure however that some other ladies will chime in on successful hairstyles that they use. However don't give up so quickly w/out exploring some more options.

Good luck!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Hey, Jaylen'smami

Thanks for your reply. I was frustrated when I posted, which I am learning is part of the process. I am used to being low maintenance and have never spent some much time on my hair, but I am appreciating my growing self-acceptance and the knowledge I'm gaining. I found some great natural hair care videos on youtube, which were also helpful. It was good to hear that you have a couple of go-to styles and I think I'm learning mine. Good luck on your continued journey
Hi where did you buy the raw shea butter?
Originally Posted by naturalmom
Well I was initially getting my ex to get it for me from a flea market in Baltimore, however I checked out the local BSS near me and they had some so now I buy it there.

I have heard of some ladies saying that they buy theirs online however I'm not sure of the sites they use.
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's







Hey loves!

Just dropped by to bow out gracefully from the Super Long Transition.

I cut off my hair. Poof. Gone. At 13 months and 2 days.



Good luck, everyone!
Last relaxer: 8.4.10
BC: 9.6.11

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