I finally BC!!

So after 9 months of transitioning, I finally decided to BC. I wanted to wait until next month but I said wth, let me get it over with.

The reason why I did it was because I was tired of my ends getting tangled. And it didn't make sense to keep my ends when I was going to cut them off in June.

I feel sooooo free! I can jump in the shower and don't have to worry about my relaxed ends getting knotted up!

Even though I feel weird about my hair length because it's super short, I still love it!! The only thing I'm worried about is heat damage. I think I might have a little heat damage. Idk if it's some relaxed ends left (my mom was cutting for the longest trying to remove it but trying to save me some length) or it's because I JUST BC but I have some straight ends. Hopefully it's still some relaxed ends because throughout my transition I didn't use that much heat.

Now I can focus on growing my hair out to APL. I'm going to box braid my hair next week and take them out in June just so I can get a head start on my growing out process.

But I'm just super happy that I finally BC. And for those who are contemplating on BC, just do it!
It's has to go at some point, so why not doing an get it over with!

Here some pix of what my hair looks like.

(my hair straight)

(I here we go! Shrinkage is NO JOKE!)



(see the straight ends? I hope it's nothing serious)
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So cute congrats!!!
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6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
Congrats on your BC! I too had some straight parts when I BC'd that didn't curl up immediately and I kept cutting and cutting and didn't realize that I just had a looser curl pattern in that area.

So with the crazy shrinkage we get, its sometimes hard to tell exactly whether its heat damage, permed ends or simply a looser curl pattern at first. However I do my hair every week and the very next week I went back and cleaned up any areas I thought were left over from the previous week and my hair just got curlier and curlier as the weeks went on. So if you can have a little patience and just wait a bit and see how your hair responds to a deep conditioning session or two, you should be able to tell whether its just a looser curl pattern, damaged ends or left over perm in time.

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







Congratulations! I did my BC this past Monday. I have about 4 different textures. If you're interested in a natural twa styling buddy just PM me.

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@Butterfly_Curlz: Thanks for that tip becuz I was like "oh hell! How did I end up with HEAT DAMAGE" becuz during my transition I only blow dried and pressed my hair once every 2 months. But yes I'll wait and see. AND I just ordered my Huetiful hair steamer soI can't WAIT to try it out with my deep conditioner.
@fridayt: thank you! I think I have 2 textures. It's super coily in the back/middle but kinda loose in the front. Now when I go on YouTube I have to look at twa hair styles. I'm not gonna wear my hair because it's too short for me. I'm goin to box braid it, and when I take those out I'm going to wear my head wraps. Keeping it plain and simple!
Congrats..... You look good with your new cut.... I remember when I big chopped I looked like a total mess.... Here is my BC pic don't laugh...

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@Butterfly_Curlz: Thanks for that tip becuz I was like "oh hell! How did I end up with HEAT DAMAGE" becuz during my transition I only blow dried and pressed my hair once every 2 months. But yes I'll wait and see. AND I just ordered my Huetiful hair steamer soI can't WAIT to try it out with my deep conditioner.
Originally Posted by ohtash
No problem! Hopefully its NOT heat damage and its just a matter of a looser curl pattern/something time and some deep conditioning can take care of HOWEVER its not how many times you use heat that can cause heat damage. Just one use of extreme heat under the wrong conditions (no heat protectant or w/a heat protectant but too high of a temp) can still cause some heat damage just as FYI.

Again hopefully that's not the case but only time will tell. Give it a few weeks and try some deep conditioning or even a protein treatment to see how your hair responds before you settle on the fact that it is indeed heat damage.

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







@NaturalisticMe: thank you! And yes my hair is looking the same way. I feel like I have to apply water daily just to bring it back to life!
@Butterfly_Curlz: thanks again. I'm going to try some Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner with some coconut oil and use my steamer and see what happens. All kind of thought were racing in my mind I was thinking that maybe I have scab hair. Both my sides right by my ear and the nape feels very different from the hair in the middle. The middle curls are very spiral and soft while the front sides and nape feels dry and looks like frizz. When I wet it, it just remains frizzy unless I finger curl it. If I don't do that and let my hair air dry, the middle will be super define while the side/nape remains dry feeling.

I know they say that scab hair isn't real but it just popped up in my head that it might be it! I'm just going to treat my hair cuz it really need that right now.

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