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Kahrinnie 04-17-2013 09:20 AM

Transitioning :)
 
hey guys :)
I've been transitioning for about 4 and a half months but the last time I had a relaxer was around December to touch up around my edges but it broke them off. Other than that my hair is highly porous and it's at about my shoulders. I jut wanted to know if anyone had any product recommendations or just tips for transitioning hair. Thanksssss. ✌

I forgot to add that I have 4a hair sorry lol.

autumnducky 04-17-2013 10:18 AM

Since I'm unsure about your hair type, I'll give a few transitioning tips. I've been transitioning for 9 months and it's quite the experience. Be patient. Transitioning isn't the easiest trek. Resist the heat styles as much as possible or don't use heat at all. Keep your hair moisturized, your hair will thank you :D Deep condition weekly or biweekly, (I DC every weekend, just personal preference). Wear protective styles like buns, updos, and hair wraps. If you bun it, don't stress your hair by making it too tight. & if you wear a hair wrap/turban, use silk or satin scarf before using a cotton or polyester scarf (the cotton takes moisture out of your hair). Try low manipulation styles like braidouts, twistouts, and bantu knots. Wrap your hair at night with a silk/satin scarf. If scarfs aren't your thing, buy a satin pillowcase. Trim your ends when necessary. Try your best to use Curly Girl friendly products (no sulfates, silicones, etc). Use wide tooth combs, or finger detangle your hair. Don't rush through detangling, it may cause breakage. Be gentle around your line of demarkation (where your natural and relaxed/heat damage hair meets), that's where the hair is most fragile. When washing/cowashing your hair, section your hair in 2 or 4's. Drink lots of water and eat healthy c:

If you have any other questions, feel free to message me. I'd love to help out ❤

curlicious13 04-17-2013 11:05 AM

You can also roller set or perm/flexi rod set your hair. If you have dry hair (like I do), I have heard that you can dilute your conditioner with baking soda. The baking soda will clarify your hair & allow moisture in your hair.

Kahrinnie 04-18-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by curlicious13 (Post 2155753)
You can also roller set or perm/flexi rod set your hair. If you have dry hair (like I do), I have heard that you can dilute your conditioner with baking soda. The baking soda will clarify your hair & allow moisture in your hair.

thanks! I can't wait to try it! and I might go get some flexi-rods today :)

Kahrinnie 04-18-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by autumnducky (Post 2155741)
Try low manipulation styles like braidouts, twistouts, and bantu knots. Wrap your hair at night with a silk/satin scarf. If scarfs aren't your thing, buy a satin pillowcase. Trim your ends when necessary. Try your best to use Curly Girl friendly products (no sulfates, silicones, etc). Use wide tooth combs, or finger detangle your hair. Don't rush through detangling, it may cause breakage. Be gentle around your line of demarkation (where your natural and relaxed/heat damage hair meets), that's where the hair is most fragile. When washing/cowashing your hair, section your hair in 2 or 4's. Drink lots of water and eat healthy c:

I've tried bantu knots and twist outs but surprisingly, I haven't tried out a braid out but I will now! Also, is a bonnet okay or should I start wrapping my hair again??

autumnducky 04-18-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Kahrinnie (Post 2156184)
I've tried bantu knots and twist outs but surprisingly, I haven't tried out a braid out but I will now! Also, is a bonnet okay or should I start wrapping my hair again??

Braid outs are great!
Bonnets are fine too (:


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