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rizocc18 06-04-2012 09:52 AM

I have to restart my natural hair journey!!!!
 
I did the big chop about a year ago because i was too impatient to just wait for the relaxer to grow out. a few months ago i straightened my hair but the heat was too much for my curls to bear :sad2: i ended up with a whole lot of heat damage i tried to repair my hair but all the protein and moisture in the world couldn't help. I have 3c/4a hair and i recently learned that some curlies can't flip back and forth between straight and curly. i guess im one of those. i've been wearing my hair straight because i honestly dont know what to do with the 2 more like 3 textures, but im ready to make a decision. to start over either i do a second big chop or grow it out and gradually cut he damage off...help! and whoever votes for growing it out i need some styling ideas pls pls pls!!!!!

adthomas 06-04-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rizocc18 (Post 1966550)
I did the big chop about a year ago because i was too impatient to just wait for the relaxer to grow out. a few months ago i straightened my hair but the heat was too much for my curls to bear :sad2: i ended up with a whole lot of heat damage i tried to repair my hair but all the protein and moisture in the world couldn't help. I have 3c/4a hair and i recently learned that some curlies can't flip back and forth between straight and curly. i guess im one of those. i've been wearing my hair straight because i honestly dont know what to do with the 2 more like 3 textures, but im ready to make a decision. to start over either i do a second big chop or grow it out and gradually cut he damage off...help! and whoever votes for growing it out i need some styling ideas pls pls pls!!!!!

I think this is a personal decision that only you can make. I bc'ed early and am so glad I did b/c it was the right thing for me. Other people do long transitions and that's the right thing for them. It's all good.
That said I don't understand the people who come on NC and say their hair is full of split ends or breaking off severely and they don't want to cut it no matter how straggly it looks. That mentality baffles me. I think is someone actually cares about their hair they would get rid of that before there is even more damage to the strands. Because split ends and extreme breakage will get worse if not cut off.

Anyway, if you don't have these problems you can do wet sets like braid/twist outs, rollersets, curlfomers, flexirods. bantu, buns, ect. Or you get go to options like braids, wigs, weaves. If you do cut again it's not the end of the world. Some ladies have bc'ed several times because they wanted to and not because they had to. They just like the shorter style.
Good luck.

rizocc18 06-04-2012 11:53 AM

thank you
 
i have no issues with cutting at all its just as of now i have absolutely no other type of damage besides the straight ends. my biggest issue is that i need something that isn't too time consuming. I'm a bit adamant about cutting it because all the progress i have in growth. plus i have hair ADD lol....im going to try to grow it out for a while who know maybe at some point i'll cut it :dontknow: ..thanks for your imput

adthomas 06-04-2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rizocc18 (Post 1966644)
i have no issues with cutting at all its just as of now i have absolutely no other type of damage besides the straight ends. my biggest issue is that i need something that isn't too time consuming. I'm a bit adamant about cutting it because all the progress i have in growth. plus i have hair ADD lol....im going to try to grow it out for a while who know maybe at some point i'll cut it :dontknow: ..thanks for your imput

I think if your hair isnt breaking or spliting you should cut when the time is right for you. Wet sets can be time consuming to do but can last a week.


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