perm to natural .. w out big chop??

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I'm currently in transition, and like you I don't want to cut my hair. I have done that before and found that it is much easier, but without doing a BC I'm learning how to care for my hair in its most fragile state. I'm 5 months post relaxer, and just cut a little more than an inch off of my ends. My hair was past my shoulder and now falls in a bob that sits on my shoulders. The fun part is trying different products and styles in order to find ways of keeping your hair in a semi-natural state without having to straighten it. I try to only apply heat once a month. Keep it up, its all going to be worth it in the end!
Hi!!! I'm 7 months post relaxer and I'm really excited about the transition. This is my first time and I get to experiment with different products..what products do you use on your hair?? && How do you wear it?
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Does anyone know the proper way to do a big chop. I've seen on videos/youtube of big chops being done on freshly wash and conditioned hair. While other video were done on dry hair does it matter wet or dry???? I am considering doing my big chop soon, I am 7 months into transitioning from relax to natural.
Originally Posted by Maricopa

Are you transitioning in AZ? I live in Maricopa but go to school out in Louisiana but this summer I'll be back. What products work for your hair out there?

Sorry I don't have an answer to your question lol I saw Maricopa and got all excited
Hi,

Iím transitioning as well and not doing the big chop. I live in the Seattle area so thereís a lot of water and humidity. As soon as thereís a bit of water or humidity my hair starts to curl up. Can you recommend any products that help with flyaways???

~LS
I'm new to the forum. I too am transitioning without the BC. I have bra strap length hair. I have not had a relaxer in about 5 months and my new growth is manageable. Right now I am doing braid outs.

I just wonder....what do you do with the new growth once it starts getting out of hand. Can you flat iron it? I am thinking I want to get a blowout and trim once a month. And wear a braid out in between.
Will this work?
I'm new to the forum. I too am transitioning without the BC. I have bra strap length hair. I have not had a relaxer in about 5 months and my new growth is manageable. Right now I am doing braid outs.

I just wonder....what do you do with the new growth once it starts getting out of hand. Can you flat iron it? I am thinking I want to get a blowout and trim once a month. And wear a braid out in between.
Will this work?
Originally Posted by VaBritt
It will work if you make sure that you don't use high heat.If your talking about a Dominican blowout then the heat might be too much for your hair and migh cause breakage at the demarcation line.But a balanced deep conditioning with protein/moisture prior to it and a good heat protectant might help a bit.You can also try cornrows and braids with your own hair.
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Hi,

Iím transitioning as well and not doing the big chop. I live in the Seattle area so thereís a lot of water and humidity. As soon as thereís a bit of water or humidity my hair starts to curl up. Can you recommend any products that help with flyaways???

~LS
Originally Posted by Lyd98102
Maybe you can try using a pomade (like Mimosa Hair Honey by carols daughter you can find the at sephora) and the scarf method.
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It will work if you make sure that you don't use high heat.If your talking about a Dominican blowout then the heat might be too much for your hair and migh cause breakage at the demarcation line.But a balanced deep conditioning with protein/moisture prior to it and a good heat protectant might help a bit.You can also try cornrows and braids with your own hair.[/QUOTE]

So do you recommend I just go to someone who knows how to deal with natural hair? Or someone who is used to doing relaxers since my hair is relaxed. I have never had a blowout before.
So do you recommend I just go to someone who knows how to deal with natural hair? Or someone who is used to doing relaxers since my hair is relaxed. I have never had a blowout before.
Originally Posted by VaBritt
I recommend you either blowdry and flat iron it by yourself.Get braid & conrows or go to someone that knows how to deal with natural hair and has a good reputation as a stylist (because not everybody really knows how to deal with natural hair even thought it might be a ''natural/curly'' hair salon).
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How BCing is the way to go to go natural. I grew out my relaxer in 1999 and never even dreamed of a big chop. I simply went to the salon once every two weeks and had my hair washed and "pressed" as we did it in those days. mostly, she flat ironed my roots. When I didn't go to the salon i'd slick my hair back into a ponytail or bun. No one ever noticed i was going natural and I never experienced any shedding or breakage. I did get trims every 6-8 weeks, but that was it. There wasn't really any such thing as a "natural stylist" back then. and the only real deep conditioning I did was with straight up cholesteral. It took about a year and a half. When I was done I was left with a head full of 4a curls. I guess BCing is cool is you have the immediate natural look, but I'm okay with straight hair. I only grew out my relaxer so my own hair could be more full. The relaxer made my hair thin, thin, thin.
hi I am new to this forum and i am looking for some support, I am transitioning too w/out the big chop, and i hate the fact that my hair doesn't look as nice, but i do get a lot of complements, but honestly i am the only that really know whats going on, on my hair, this two textures are driving my crazy I just hate the relaxed part, cant wait to be transitioning for a year already (6 months post relaxed) and see some really changes. Even though my hair is relaxed still gets really curly but my natural curls are even more curly and defined. Well anyways cant wait to be completely natural, and I hope we can share, and help each other, and support the naturals!
For me, I never BC'd and I`m 22 months and 2 days out since my last perm. Yes of course over time I trimmed it, but that was only every 3 months when I had substantial growth. Transitioning can be done without a big chop, but you have moisturize and be mindful of your hair.
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I have grown my hair out several times in the past, but was unsure how to wear my own hair. My hair is thin on the sides and now I am ready to transition from relaxed hair to natural. I am not doing the big chop. At this time I am wearing tree braids and will transition for the next six months with this style.
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I'm transitioning to natural too so I haven't had a perm in a month, now i got micros, like can i wear braids (micros, etc) during transitioning stage. I'm also not doing the big chop either, so it really help out. My biggest concerns are whats some hair styles i can wear during my stage of transitioning and what products to use for my hair to keep it healthy.
I'm 13 and I've been getting perms since I was about 6. I want to start transitioning but I don't know how. I'm stuck. Right now my hair is just washed and very thick an puffy. I would usually get a perm but I'm tryo to go natural. Any advice? What style should I get it in ?
I'm 13 and I've been getting perms since I was about 6. I want to start transitioning but I don't know how. I'm stuck. Right now my hair is just washed and very thick an puffy. I would usually get a perm but I'm tryo to go natural. Any advice? What style should I get it in ?
Originally Posted by talia282

You can try some braid out or bantu knot out ( bantu knot outs come out better in transitioning hair i must say).
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I've done Bantu knots on mostly natural hair ( I had permed ends in the front & the back was completely natural) and the style came out absolutely beautiful. Bantu knots can be done on transitioning & natural hair.

My Bantu knot out

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The resulting curls

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The back

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I had my Bantu knots done professionally. I wouldn't try them again on my own. When I did, it was an epic fail.

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