How long was your hair when you did the BC (or plan to)?

I didn't have a long transition time. My last relaxer was Dec 06 and my BC was Jan 07. Here is my before and after.
I transitioned for a month. There are pics in my yahoo photos.
http://www.youtube.com/Kittykat1374
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natural since 6/05
My natural hair was about 1/2 inch. Relaxed hair was about 4 inches. I got tired of dealing with two different textures so I had it all chopped off and grew it out from scratch.
Originally Posted by Clarita
same here. except my relaxed hair was past my shoulders. there are pics in my fotki i think...
I just went for the whole enchilada the first time. I cut it myself in the bathroom while my hubby watched. You can see it in my photo albums if you look at "The Great Transition" and then the "BC". It was pretty long when I cut it all off. I was tired of the different textures too. Of course now, I am cutting a little at a time and trying to regain the beautiful curls that I was growing before I completely lost my mind last Summer. I won't cut it all off again, but I will be cutting back the overprocessed hair. Just don't want to look too crazy or like I have a curly mullet.
3C-4A Newly BCed Curly Gurly

http://public.fotki.com/Untamedcurlz
www.myspace.com/bellanica

I tried following the rules and when that didn' t work, I did it my way!
I cut mine after 17 months. My hair feels really short now because of shrinkage, but I'm so happy I did it.
4a: Combo of tight coils and waves; Last relaxer - 11/05 (LC - 4/07) - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/ - updates as of Mar '09

Products: Trader Joe's condish * Giovanni Direct Leave in * Fantasia Gel or KCCC for curl definition * Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Cream as moisturizer


I cut mine after a year. I thought it was enough time for me to get used to the idea of having short hair and to work on my hair's health. What a relief that the relaxed hair is all gone!
When I decided to go natural, I had a little over 2 feet of relaxed hair (it was about halfway down my back), so I didn't want to cut it off all at one time cause I was scared how I would look. Not to mention almost everyone I told I was going natural questioned me or told me I was dumb to cut off all my hair.

I've been transitioning for about a year and half (last relaxer jan 06) and I think I only have about maybe 3 inches of relaxed hair left. I'm going to get the rest of the straight ends cut next week, because I'm anxious to start wearing my hair natural. It's just above my shoulders in the back, and ear length in the front.
My last relaxer was 02/07 and my BC is scheduled for 07/14. So not that much time just 5 months. I am so tired of the relaxed ends. I dont know what i will look like with a twa, but whatever I look like I am ready to WORK IT!

One day I will get some pics lol
I have my B/C scheduled for next month also. I am afraid I am going to chicken out though. I am afraid I am not going to be able to handle it.
Thick, coarse 3C hair
BC Feb 2009/ relaxer free since 06/08
Second time around!

http://public.fotki.com/legette68
I'm actually 11 months into my transition now. I am hoping to go a full 18 months before choppng off whatever is left of my relaxed ends. I contemplate chopping each day as I step outside into oppressively humid weather and my hair strands begin to curl in random places, thus causing it to depart from my head in different directions. (I'm still looking for solutions to that problem if anyone has suggestions). I'm not cutting now because I feel I need more length in the front (apparently it grows slower there than in the back of my head). I have been able to blend the relaxed and natural parts by doing roller sets twice per week. It was working well until the drought ended...
Hey Curly Dee, my crown goes soooo slow too there is no way I could BC it would be totally uneven and I wouldn't want to cut all the progress in the back just to match the front. I have already prepared myself for a long transition 3-4 years. I want the natural hair to be at either APL or Brastrap unstretched before I BC.
3c/4a
Transitioning
Following C&G method
Fav products: Kenra MC, Misskey 10en1, VO5 moisturemilks, ACV rinses, Rhassoul clay & WGO
pw: Romeo
My hair album
My front and crown grows pretty slowly too and I realized that my hair is soooooo uneven after I did the BC. My longest strands (which are in the back) are about 8 inches long. I can at least make a ponytail which I'm happy about.....and I've been trying different things to make it look even if I wear it curly. It's been fun experimenting.
4a: Combo of tight coils and waves; Last relaxer - 11/05 (LC - 4/07) - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/ - updates as of Mar '09

Products: Trader Joe's condish * Giovanni Direct Leave in * Fantasia Gel or KCCC for curl definition * Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Cream as moisturizer


I'm actually hoping that I can get the front to stretch to the back for some sort of a decent ponytail/puff at the 18 month mark. If I'm not satisfied with my progress, I may just wait longer. We'll see...
I've been transitioning for six months now. I'm planning on chopping the relaxed ends off in either late November or late December of this year, so my total transition time will be almost eleven months or almost one year. I don't know how long my hair will be then, but it will be long enough so that it's not supershort. Plus, I really want to start off 2008 with 100% natural hair.
transitioning
6 months since last relaxer
new growth is either 3c or 4a, can't really tell
I think I transitioned all of five seconds. That's not true. I'd been unintentionally transitioning since February. When I decided that I wanted to wear my hair natural, I thought I'd continue to transition into it. I'm a short hair kind of girl, though. I ended up cutting off a lot of my relaxed ends one night. Then, I BC'd on June 29th.
4a, currently looking like Michael Jackson's hair off the Thriller cover
album: http://public.fotki.com/digital-tempest/
pw: water
BC: June 29, 2007
5 seconds? LOL Wow!

This is month #7 and my natural hair and my relaxed ends are at war right now! My natural hair is like a vine growing at the speed of light LOL and its choking my relaxed ends. I don't think I'm going to be able to transition much longer because my hair is overwhelming me. Yesterday I washed it and put it in a bun. My hair is really thick and growing nicely. It takes so much not to grab some scissors and go nuts LOL

My goal is December and I'm trying to stick to it. I need to do a roller set because my thick hair gets knotted up too much when I air dry it in a bun.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I finally BC'd after 8 mnths in transition. I am so glad that I did it! Love my curly hair!!
Thick, coarse 3C hair
BC Feb 2009/ relaxer free since 06/08
Second time around!

http://public.fotki.com/legette68
I finally BC'd after 8 mnths in transition. I am so glad that I did it! Love my curly hair!!
Thick, coarse 3C hair
BC Feb 2009/ relaxer free since 06/08
Second time around!

http://public.fotki.com/legette68
I did the BC almost 2 weeks ago. I started cutting in March...I had hair past my shoulders and cut it into a bob that stopped at my ear.

I didnt feel like dealing with the two textures anymore and wanted to give it a chance to grow a bit before I go back to school in the fall, so I cut off the rest of the perm this month

I'm really exicted for my hair to grow back out. I transitioned for 11 months but I think all the flat ironing I did kinda stunted my growth. I probably should have used more transition friendly hairstyles

I have naturally long hair and i didnt get as much growth as I expected during the transition....but it might seem like that because I have so much shrinkage.

My hair kinda looks like Eva Pigford from top model when its curly with a little more length...but when its stretched out my longest layer is 4 inches and my shortest layer is 2 in.
3C - No Relaxer since 8/06 - BC 7/07

http://public.fotki.com/babydoll202k7/
Fotki Updated 12/08
i transitioned since dec. 2006 and i bc'ed on july7, 2007. i had about 4in. of new growth when i cut off about 6in. of relaxed ends. i am natural and never going back.

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