Hitting the third month of transitioning need tips/advice

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Join Date: May 2011
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Hey everyone,

I'm two weeks away from hitting the third month mark in my transition. Lately I've been finding it kind of a struggle with transitioning. My hair has increased in diameter and I clearly have 1-2 (more of 2 inches) of new growth. I'm finding it difficult to style my hair. I recently cut several inches of hair off maybe 3 inches. My hair is more dryer now but I find natural oils and heavy butters weigh it down. I need advice on how to care for my hair now that my natural hair is weighing down my relaxed ends. Also how do I keep my hair hydrated. I've been either co washing or low pooing with sulfate free poos and bars. I always deep condition afterwards. I get tangles and matting if I don't co wash or low poo. I also have a section of hair I believe to be scab hair? (over processed and damaged from relaxing) that is dry and crunchy. I cut that section down to the new growth last Friday because the ends were dry, weak, and brittle. Any suggestions how to combat this extreme dryness or what I can do?
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!

Last edited by hippiedoll; 10-24-2011 at 09:20 PM.
The cantu shea butter leave in is very moisturizing, i sometimes switch between herbal essencees hello hydration and lustrasilk cholesterol treatment, they moisturize my hair well. do you use a sealant ? argan oil is a good one but expensive so olive oiil will work just as well or shea or cocoa butter.. and try twists, a lady on youtube alodia80 has a great tutorial and good tips on how to do twists and how to maintain them and keep them from unraveling.
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Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 398
The cantu shea butter leave in is very moisturizing, i sometimes switch between herbal essencees hello hydration and lustrasilk cholesterol treatment, they moisturize my hair well. do you use a sealant ? argan oil is a good one but expensive so olive oiil will work just as well or shea or cocoa butter.. and try twists, a lady on youtube alodia80 has a great tutorial and good tips on how to do twists and how to maintain them and keep them from unraveling.
Originally Posted by Aerogir530
I actually use argan oil but it doesn't do much for my new growth. I brought som Jane carter stuff on Tuesday its expensive but her products give my hair a lot of moisture while keeping it tamed. I've been doing a lot of buns I don't have time to style my hair anymore b/c of my work schedule I just play around with styles on the weekends. As soon as I come home time to sleep and do it all over again the next day. I'll try those products you mentioned over the weekend. Co washes are not in my future for a long time lol
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
I love jojaba oil. It is lightweight and does not weigh the hair down.

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