The "Super Long Transitioners" Thread!

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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!
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Wow. Congrats anna! You gotta post some pics!
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







Heyy ladies im a new natural just 7mnths post and I want to use all natural hair products, so far I've narrowed it down to two lines the MyHoneyChild hair products, or bear fruit which I heard great reviews for via YouTube and my subscription to African Exports channel. I don't wanna become a PJ so do you guys know which line is better or more organic please HELP!!! :-D


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Heyy ladies im a new natural just 7mnths post and I want to use all natural hair products, so far I've narrowed it down to two lines the MyHoneyChild hair products, or bear fruit which I heard great reviews for via YouTube and my subscription to African Exports channel. I don't wanna become a PJ so do you guys know which line is better or more organic please HELP!!! :-D


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Originally Posted by Misscb
As far as those two specific lines, I have not had experience w/either so I can not comment. However I understand not wanting to become a PJ as well as wanting to use as all natural products as possible.

However the main thing you need to understand about this journey is that it is yours not anyone elses. Therefore whether a product is all natural or not if you find that it works for your hair than use it. Its that simple. Don't start using this or that because its all the new thing or everyone's talking about it because there is no guarantee that it will work for you; even if that person appears to have the same 'hair type' as you.

So do a little research, try out some new things (I suggest trying something a few times before you decide it doesn't work) and only swapping out one new product at a time so that you know exactly which product is or is not working for your hair. In the mean time if you begin to get frustrated, then you can always put your hair up for a while in braids, weaves, etc so you don't have to deal w/it.

HTH and if you need any more advice and/or support feel free to post again! 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 ladies!
Hope you are all doing well. Just wanted to check in and tell you all about my new love: henna and cassia!
If you haven't done this I highly recommend it. It adds much needed strength to transitioning hair. It leaves hair very smooth and strong, controls frizzies and adds thickness to each hair strand.
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!!!
Are there specific products from henna and cassia or all products?

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I am newly natural and I plan to transition for a least 1 year. I am almost six months in. This has been quite an experience trying to figure out what to do w/ my hair to avoid damage. So far I have been wearing it in protective styles. I am grateful for a place where I can share my experience with others. Now I don't feel so alone. I have started a youtube channel to document my progress(deerose212). I have learned so much in just this short amount of time. I'm not going to write too much now. I will keep you guys updated as much as I remember to. Check me out on youtube deerose212.




Are there specific products from henna and cassia or all products?

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Originally Posted by LoveMeNaturale
Are you asking for a specific brand of henna or a product that contains henna?
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!!!
Transitioning for me has been an experience, so far I am 7mths post relaxer. My hair is so hard to comb in the roots, any suggestions?
Transitioning for me has been an experience, so far I am 7mths post relaxer. My hair is so hard to comb in the roots, any suggestions?
Originally Posted by naturalmom
What products are you using and how are you using them when combing?
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







I'm 10 months post at the moment. I was planning on going for 2.5 years but, these 2 textures are getting to me.. I am in braids at the moment to help me get past this scissor happy phase. I know I wouldn't be comfortable with the length if I chopped now but, styling would be 1,000 times easier
Transitioning for me has been an experience, so far I am 7mths post relaxer. My hair is so hard to comb in the roots, any suggestions?
Originally Posted by naturalmom
Try combing your hair when it's wet and [I]soaked[I] in conditioner. I usually deep condition and before I rinse out the conditioner I detangle and it helps the comb glide through. If you're still having trouble you can try adding some aloe vera juice in the mix. It softens the hair and makes it easier to manage.
Transitioning for me has been an experience, so far I am 7mths post relaxer. My hair is so hard to comb in the roots, any suggestions?
Originally Posted by naturalmom
Try combing your hair when it's wet and [I]soaked[I] in conditioner. I usually deep condition and before I rinse out the conditioner I detangle and it helps the comb glide through. If you're still having trouble you can try adding some aloe vera juice in the mix. It softens the hair and makes it easier to manage.
Originally Posted by Transitioning Beauty
In addition to the above, you can also add an oil to your condish to give it more slip. Ever since I began doing that I have had no problems combing/detangling my hair!
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







I am totally in love with my hair! Yes I am still transitioning and will be for the longgggg haul. However I had surgery on the 4th and could do nothing with my hair until this past Sunday. So I did my usual overnight coconut oil DT and I rinsed it out the next day.

When I tell you my curls were POPPING I mean they were POPPING! I love my hair sooo much now that I know when I'm completely natural I'm going to be my own 'hair inspiration'! Lol. This is the continued motivation I needed to push on the next couple of years with this transition. I also made my own hair inspiration folder on my desktop that is 165 pages long and I'm loving it! It's a great pick me up on those days when I get the urge to chop!
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








Last edited by JaylensMami10; 09-21-2011 at 10:01 AM.
I don't know what to do with my hair! I've been transitions for about a year now & I think my hair is DAMAGED. I have major split ends & my hair is very dry.
What should I do?? I have a limited amount of funds
I don't know what to do with my hair! I've been transitions for about a year now & I think my hair is DAMAGED. I have major split ends & my hair is very dry.
What should I do?? I have a limited amount of funds
Originally Posted by Nataliej
Me too! Lol. However you don't need alot of $ to have a good hair reggie. You say your hair is dry however how often are you moisturizing your hair as well as deep treating it? You can use a simple spritz of either EVOO or coconut oil and water to moisturize your hair daily as well as using those same oils and applying to your hair over night for a deep treatment. Both of which are relatively cheap for how long they last you.

As far as the split ends, how much are you manipulating, protecting and/or babying your hair? If your doing too much manipulation and being rough w/your hair you would definitely have split ends. I would suggest either trimming or dusting your hair to start with then focusing on the upkeep.

HTH
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







I don't know what to do with my hair! I've been transitions for about a year now & I think my hair is DAMAGED. I have major split ends & my hair is very dry.
What should I do?? I have a limited amount of funds
Originally Posted by Nataliej
Me too! Lol. However you don't need alot of $ to have a good hair reggie. You say your hair is dry however how often are you moisturizing your hair as well as deep treating it? You can use a simple spritz of either EVOO or coconut oil and water to moisturize your hair daily as well as using those same oils and applying to your hair over night for a deep treatment. Both of which are relatively cheap for how long they last you.

As far as the split ends, how much are you manipulating, protecting and/or babying your hair? If your doing too much manipulation and being rough w/your hair you would definitely have split ends. I would suggest either trimming or dusting your hair to start with then focusing on the upkeep.

HTH
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
What's the difference between trimming and dusting? & I deep treat my hair about every two weeks. What's EVOO and where can I get it?
Do you have any homemade recipes that you use for your hair that I can buy & make myself?
I don't know what to do with my hair! I've been transitions for about a year now & I think my hair is DAMAGED. I have major split ends & my hair is very dry.
What should I do?? I have a limited amount of funds
Originally Posted by Nataliej
Me too! Lol. However you don't need alot of $ to have a good hair reggie. You say your hair is dry however how often are you moisturizing your hair as well as deep treating it? You can use a simple spritz of either EVOO or coconut oil and water to moisturize your hair daily as well as using those same oils and applying to your hair over night for a deep treatment. Both of which are relatively cheap for how long they last you.

As far as the split ends, how much are you manipulating, protecting and/or babying your hair? If your doing too much manipulation and being rough w/your hair you would definitely have split ends. I would suggest either trimming or dusting your hair to start with then focusing on the upkeep.

HTH
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10
What's the difference between trimming and dusting? & I deep treat my hair about every two weeks. What's EVOO and where can I get it?
Do you have any homemade recipes that you use for your hair that I can buy & make myself?
Originally Posted by Nataliej

Don't quote me on it bc I don't remember the exact measurements, but basically a trim is anything a half inch or more and dusting is less than that.. It's called dusting bc the amount you cut off is so small that it looks like a small amount of 'dust' when your done. You can do a google search for a better definition of it.

EVOO is extra virgin olive oil and you can get it in any grocery store. I also purchase my coconut oil from the organic section of my grocery store as well. The only 'homemade' recipes I use myself are the following:

1) Daily Spritz: 8oz spray bottle, distilled water and oil of choice.
I mix the oil (ab a quarter of the bottle) and fill the rest with water. Shake and spray on hair twice a day for moisturizing and sealing in 1 step.

2) Whipped shea butter: Raw unrefined shea butter from local BSS, coconut oil & grapeseed oil.
I melt shea butter in microwave, add coconut oil and mix w/hand held mixer. I then add grapeseed oil, mix again, put in frig for ab 40 mins, take out, mix again and I'm done. I generally use this as my moisturizer after washing my hair to style it into either twists or bantu knots. It also works well as a moisturizer for when your hair is straight bc it does not contain water so it will not revert your hair bk to its curly state.

3) Homemade protein treatment: I mix 3 egg yolks, EVOO and mayo in a container (I dont measure I just go by look), apply to hair for 2hrs, rinse w/cold water, shampoo, condish, deep treat under dryer and style.

4) Overnight deep treatment: I section my hair into 4 parts, generously apply coconut oil to each section, place a conditioning cap on, tie down w/a scarf and leave on overnight. The next day I get up and 'water wash' my hair to get the oil out, then continue on w/my regular wash day reggie.

HTH
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







Where can i buy shea butter?
Where can i buy shea butter?
Originally Posted by Nataliej
Originally I was getting mine from the flea market, however now my local beauty supply store sells it. So you can check around in your area at those places or else I know alot of ladies order there's straight from the internet. As a side note I would also do a little background research on the different types of shea butter just so you know what your looking for. Some vendors will add other products to their shea butter to make the quantity stretch further and you need to know what to look for so you can spot that and not get cheated out of the real thing.
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







I am so glad to find this forum!! I am deciding to do a long-term transition 1. Because my hair is about 1 ft long straightened out and I dont think I can handle chopping it off! (my hair has been long all of my life...too traumatic) 2. I was natural until I was 19 (22 now) so I already know what my natural texture is, which isnt too different from my relaxed texture 3. I have to be able to do a ponytail/bun, which are my go-to styles for days when I don't have alot of time to get ready or if I'm having a bad hair day. I'm just glad to have a place where I can get advice and have support from those who are in the same boat as me

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