Where are all the transitioning sistas? and how far are you in your transition?

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I'm on my 23rd week!
Next week I will be 6 months post!

I am so excited, this is the longest I have gone without the creamy crack! And Im loving this journey!!!

Cant wait to be fully natural :-)
I just started transitioning. My last relaxer was July 1, 2011. So 1 month down and 17 more to go since I don't plan on a BC. I think I have about 3/4 of an inch in new growth so far.

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I just started transitioning. My last relaxer was July 1, 2011. So 1 month down and 17 more to go since I don't plan on a BC. I think I have about 3/4 of an inch in new growth so far.

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Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
Congrats! Hope you enjoy the journey! What made you want to transition to natural?
I use to let my sister do my relaxers but, I just relocated to a new area and all the hair salons I've seen are expensive compared to where I'm from.(like $100 jus for a touch up and no style) It's something I had thought about for a long time, I got tired of needing the relaxer every 8weeks.

The last straw though was when I let my boyfriend apply my relaxer.(I know a lot of females who let that their bf do it so it wasn't uncommon to me) Lol he was so scared, but the creamy crack didn't take well in certain areas. After that I didn't know what to do with it so now I taught myself how to kinky twist and will be doing them really soon.

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Last edited by ThickHairedQT; 08-11-2011 at 01:10 AM.
My last relaxer was January 29, 2011. 6 months down, 12-24 more to go! (still undecided on when to BC)
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My last relaxer was January 29, 2011. 6 months down, 12-24 more to go! (still undecided on when to BC)
Originally Posted by efurr071293

It's nice to have a goal in mind so you have something to work towards but IMO I think its always better just to ride it out and base your bc deadline on how you feel, how your hair is responding and your patience level.

If your ready to cut then do so but if there's any hesitation then wait bc you don't want to regret chopping too soon. Yes hair is hair and it will grow back but it takes time and a hell of a lot of patience to wait for a big chop to grow back that you now regret!

I originally said I would transition for a yr, then as I was approaching a yr I realized that a yrs worth of growth really is not that much hair. Yes when I stretch my hair the shortest layer reaches my shoulders but w/that shrinkage...my natural hair is up to my ear! That being said I will not be cutting anytime soon. I at least need enough hair to put into a nice size bun at all times which I can easily do now.

As far as whether I will go another yr or two...well... we"ll see. I figured it would be easiest to base my chopping on an every 6month schedule. So I will see noticeable growth and the health of my hair improve from one decision to the next. So come January when I'm at 18months I will re-evaluate my decision.

Good luck to you all and congrats on making such a life changing decision!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


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I'm 8 weeks in. Last perm 6/15/11. Also planning on a 2 year transition ending in a BC on July 15, 2013. First I want to not be medium length. Secondarily, I want natural hair. Committed to both, but definitely erring on the side of length. Unless I see a dire need, my plan is to cut my hair once at a year (a self trim for the sake of neatness only) and then chop at 24 months on the nose.

I'm flexible, of course so if some
(or all) of the journey doesn't go the way I'm planning it, I'm good with that, but that's the plan. I can't really work without a plan.
My LAST relaxer was August 31, 2010! I am almost 1 year relaxer free! I have so much new growth its crazy!
I use to let my sister do my relaxers but, I just relocated to a new area and all the hair salons I've seen are expensive compared to where I'm from.(like $100 jus for a touch up and no style) It's something I had thought about for a long time, I got tired of needing the relaxer every 8weeks.

The last straw though was when I let my boyfriend apply my relaxer.(I know a lot of females who let that their bf do it so it wasn't uncommon to me) Lol he was so scared, but the creamy crack didn't take well in certain areas. After that I didn't know what to do with it so now I taught myself how to kinky twist and will be doing them really soon.

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Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
Same thing happened to
Me! My mom used to be my beautician since day 1! I moved so far away from her a few months ago and after self relaxing I decided why not go natural! Healthier, thicker hair is what Im looking for girl :-)
My last relaxer was January 29, 2011. 6 months down, 12-24 more to go! (still undecided on when to BC)
Originally Posted by efurr071293
You are not alone! Im scared to BC
My LAST relaxer was August 31, 2010! I am almost 1 year relaxer free! I have so much new growth its crazy!
Originally Posted by taiMingLi
Omg! Congrats hun! Good for you. :-) Im planning on transitioning for a year or so- lets see how that goes. *bites nails* lol
I'm a little over a year into it my last relaxer was Aug 4, 2010.

I WAS scared to bc I've always had long hair, but now I want to chop every time I wash. Besides I kind of want to experience short hair.

On the phone! Sorry for teh errerz.
Last relaxer: 8.4.10
BC: 9.6.11

when will your favs?

My last relaxer was October 2009! Im 2 mnths away from my 24 mnths anniversary, Im sooo excited! My hair has grown sooo much since then, im about 4 inches from BSL! Patience is key to growing your hair naturally, so good luck ladies and continue to be patient with your hair.

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Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
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Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
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Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
I'm a little over a year into it my last relaxer was Aug 4, 2010.

I WAS scared to bc I've always had long hair, but now I want to chop every time I wash. Besides I kind of want to experience short hair.

On the phone! Sorry for teh errerz.
Originally Posted by annabananaliese
We are having the same "symptoms" lol.......

I did a mini chop back in july- Cut my Bsl hair to neck length and now that I wash I want to keep chopping some
More! But Im still scared of doing the big chop!! This is already the shortest my hair has ever been but I really love the cut :-)
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My last relaxer was October 2009! Im 2 mnths away from my 24 mnths anniversary, Im sooo excited! My hair has grown sooo much since then, im about 4 inches from BSL! Patience is key to growing your hair naturally, so good luck ladies and continue to be patient with your hair.

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Originally Posted by Amazinnatural
Wow! Very inspiring!! Congrats!!!! :-)
I'm on my 23rd week!
Next week I will be 6 months post!

I am so excited, this is the longest I have gone without the creamy crack! And Im loving this journey!!!

Cant wait to be fully natural :-)
Originally Posted by aa9072
i'm 10 months post relaxer, i'm going back to school soon, 7th grade, and i need to get my hair back int protective low manipulative hairstyles, do you know any ?
My LAST relaxer was August 31, 2010! I am almost 1 year relaxer free! I have so much new growth its crazy!
Originally Posted by taiMingLi
Congrats! (: I so cannot wait to hit my 1 year mark. 5 months down, 7 more to go!

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My LAST relaxer was August 31, 2010! I am almost 1 year relaxer free! I have so much new growth its crazy!
Originally Posted by taiMingLi
Congrats! (: I so cannot wait to hit my 1 year mark. 5 months down, 7 more to go!

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Originally Posted by browneyedbeauty3811
Im dying to hit my one year mark as well!! Really been feeling anxious!! Im definitely enjoying the journey........
!1fourth month strong..no perm in thought!
Thanks @aa9072 I got frustrated with my hair in the beginning but I would always put it in a ponytail 90% of the time. I did do a mini chop like last july I chopped a good 4-5 inches off which was pretty much my relaxed ends. Know that my hair is 95% natural I just keep my ends clipped. I rarely straighten my hair so my ends are pretty even all of the time. But just take care and be patient with your hair and it will grow the way you want it to.

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Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil

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