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Old 07-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
 
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Hello, I have been transitioning for about 4 months and will be five months on August 28. My hair is armpit length. I have been getting a perm since I was about five and only because I asked for one. Ever since then I have been getting a perm and I'm 14 now. I decided it was time to stop because my hair would never really get straight when I got a perm. Like even when I got a perm and I washed my hair it would become really wavy and this is like a week later. ( My hair is oily) So now whenever I sweat or get too hot my relaxed hair still curls up with a few pieces that are straight. My mother hot combed the front edges and bang area about two days ago, will that damage the new growth? About how many months after not having perm will you start to see a curl, because all I see and feel are very thick waves when dry. When my hair is wet my hair shrinks by only an inch or two but the rest of my permed hair is wavy and I can't tell what the roots look like. My cowlicks in the front curl differently on each side of my head. The right side is loose waves/curls while the left is just standing up still but there are about two pieces of hair that are loose curls/waves. Any tips or help? Is there any way I would be able to tell what my curl type might look like when I BC? Is it possible I could tell my density,porosity and width even though I'm transitioning? What would be some good protective styles for high school without weave and braids? Is it bad that when my ponytail curls from heat I use steam to make the curls fall out? If so how bad is it because I did that this morning because my ponytail was very curly when I woke up.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
 
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Hot combing your roots without a heat protectant will damage them.

No you cannot get an accurate depiction of your hair type, porosity, etc. without big chopping.

You could try bun and pin up styles in lieu of weaves and braids.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
 
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My mother used a heat protectant before she hot combed it, so will it still be damaged? Thanks for the help! I'll try a bun then, I've never had a bun before. What's a pin up style?
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Hot combs get very hot, so too frequent use can cause damage.

Pin up styles are when hair is pinned into an updo.
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Okay, this my mother's first time using a hot comb on my head in a few years. But I think she is only going to hot comb it every 2 to 3 months maybe but only once a month. I'll look into pin up styles as well. Thanks again
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You could also try bantu knots and use curlformers. These both are ways to curl your hair without heat and helps blend the two textures. Hope this helped
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I might try bantu knots. It's nice to know I don't need to use heat to curl them since my hair has always been too soft to hold heated curls. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #9
 
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Do your research. I'm 16 and a newly transitioner with no one around me that is or has gone through transitioning. I've learned eveything from Youtube, Forums, and websites. Although if using heat, keep it to a minimum.

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I have been doing alot of reasearch. My sister has been transitioning for 2 years and is still going.(She transitions with sew-ins) I plan on transitioning for a year and half to two maybe three years. So far my hair hasn't really broken off. Is it normal for parts of your hair to grow faster than the other? The middle and back section of my hair grows faster than the front. I get my ends trimmed regularly though. Overall I plan on BCing in the early summer so I can have about two months to grow my hair back.
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