What was your best transitioning hairstyle?

I'm new to transitioning... I started at the end of August so its been about 2 months but I have at least 1 inch of new growth in some areas about 1 q/2 to about 2 inches. My hair grows rapidly and is very thick 4a to 4b maybe 3c in some areas. Yesterday was the first time I tried cowashing by myself and it was a disaster. I could not detangle my hair to save my life. Products I used were Aussie moist ( which alot of you curlies recommended and Shea Moister conditioner. My hair is now matted and a comb can't get through! At all! I followed all the rules in all the tutorials and videos I watched and It just turned into a disaster. I know everyone says with the transitioning and dealing with the two textures there will be alot of ups and downs but I really cried yesterday, really hard. I'm so embarrassed! I slept with my hair wet till the next morning (today) because I was scared that I would rip my hair out if I kept trying to detangle and this morning it is now damp but unfortunately I still can't pass a comb thru so i gathered what I could together in a slick bun and went to work. Is there even hope for me. I don't want to give up and I'd like to try to transition without heat since it is so damaging at times. However, this journey so far, esp after this, has me down out...


Someone please please help!
Originally Posted by BeYOUtifulme
When I was a month or 2 into my transition I was scared to wash my hair because of the detangling. Now I'm NOT scared. if I feel like my hair is gonna get a little tangled, all I do is pre-poo with Shea Moisture deep treatment masque and some olive oil before I shampoo. It soften my hair a little bit. Then after I do my shampooing/conditioning and it's time for detangling I use Kinky Curly Knot Today to detangle I let it sit on my hair for a while and the. I start to detangle. I DO NOT COMB MY NEW GROWTH. If I do that I'm just asking for trouble. I focus on my permed ends because that's where my hair gets tangled. I take my time and I comb through it. Only the dead hair comes out I stead of snapped knotted hair. I only touch my new growth when I'm blowdrying my hair. When I do my hair in bantu knots I don't touch my new growth, I just let it curl up. And if I want it to look a little straight I used some Eco styler gel to slick it down.

Don't be afraid of your hair. Just take your time with it. Buy a good detangler (I LOVE kinky curly knot today) cuz that will definitely work. And if anything, sit with the conditioner a little longer under a hooded drier or a heat cap. That will definitely soften your hair. Hope that helps!

Last edited by ohtash; 10-29-2011 at 04:57 PM.
Do you ladies have any braid out tips? My braids take FOREVER to dry... and i am rubbish at doing them and cant be seen in public with them! I would like to do pretty french braids but just cant get the hang of it...

Also what is the best product to use? Gel, curl cream, or just condish??

Would 'preciate any tips! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Originally Posted by Lillu
If i Do mine of freshly washed hair i let it airdry for a little and sometimes il hold a blowdrier over it but if im working wiith like an old braid out and spray it damply with water, then i put cantu shea butter leave in in my hair. then i put shea moistures curl enhancing smoothie as a styler and sometimes i put a curl activator gel like smooth n shine or proclaim (currently using proclaim but i love the smooth n shine) depending on how much definition i want. i do not put a scarf on afterward, i let it airdry for the rest of the day then before i go to bed i put a scarf on, i had that problem for a longggg time i just got the hang of it .
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I'm new to transitioning... I started at the end of August so its been about 2 months but I have at least 1 inch of new growth in some areas about 1 q/2 to about 2 inches. My hair grows rapidly and is very thick 4a to 4b maybe 3c in some areas. Yesterday was the first time I tried cowashing by myself and it was a disaster. I could not detangle my hair to save my life. Products I used were Aussie moist ( which alot of you curlies recommended and Shea Moister conditioner. My hair is now matted and a comb can't get through! At all! I followed all the rules in all the tutorials and videos I watched and It just turned into a disaster. I know everyone says with the transitioning and dealing with the two textures there will be alot of ups and downs but I really cried yesterday, really hard. I'm so embarrassed! I slept with my hair wet till the next morning (today) because I was scared that I would rip my hair out if I kept trying to detangle and this morning it is now damp but unfortunately I still can't pass a comb thru so i gathered what I could together in a slick bun and went to work. Is there even hope for me. I don't want to give up and I'd like to try to transition without heat since it is so damaging at times. However, this journey so far, esp after this, has me down out...


Someone please please help!
Originally Posted by BeYOUtifulme



I am 5 months into my transition. I am also afraid at times to wash my hair because I can't handle the two textures. I usually use the Darcy's Botanicals Lemongrass Transitioning Cream. Not only does it leave my two textures moisturized but I have alot of success with detangling. My advice is to find a good detangling leave-in to help get the tangles out as much as possible. It is pretty tough with both textures competing. But if you can find a good detangler for you it can really help make it a little easier.
My fav style so far has been bantu knots because they are pretty easy for me to do and I luvvvv the results. I always get compliments. My hair dresser does my flat twist outs which are good because they can last around a week.



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Mini twists for me.

Last so long. I don't have to spend as much time as i do with WNGs. i do spend time re-twisting & reapplying gel on them.

I don't use rubber bands. I just use gel to keep them together. If they come apart, then I just re-twist with a bit of gel (from root to end) or Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie. Gel seems to work better tho.

I'll prob rock the twist outs for a good couple of days after I take em out.

Then I'll detangle & wash & DC. And WNG for a couple of days to let my hair breathe.

Then start all over again with the twists.

I find my hair grows better & faster with twists. Does anybody else find this?
Mini twist is def a great trans style. Matter of fact im rocking some mini twist, although my hair is natural now I still find it a good go to style when I don't feel like bothering my hair too much.

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Still loving my curls and kinks!
Products I love:
Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
How do the twist hold up on the relaxed ends?

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My twists are grand on the relaxed ends of my hair.

The twists do come out a lil so I just re-twist with gel or SMCES.

I do love wearing twists because they're so easy & by the time I let out my hair it looks & feels really healthy.
When you are detangling your hair make sure you use a WHOLE LOT of hair lotion or conditioner. I found what works Awesome is Carol's Daughters Hair Milk. Not only does it help with detangling,and conditioning but it is really great at helping to define your curls i
Also SM coconut & hibiscus hair milk is good too & very affordable. I use it as a leave in.
I'm new to transitioning... I started at the end of August so its been about 2 months but I have at least 1 inch of new growth in some areas about 1 q/2 to about 2 inches. My hair grows rapidly and is very thick 4a to 4b maybe 3c in some areas. Yesterday was the first time I tried cowashing by myself and it was a disaster. I could not detangle my hair to save my life. Products I used were Aussie moist ( which alot of you curlies recommended and Shea Moister conditioner. My hair is now matted and a comb can't get through! At all! I followed all the rules in all the tutorials and videos I watched and It just turned into a disaster. I know everyone says with the transitioning and dealing with the two textures there will be alot of ups and downs but I really cried yesterday, really hard. I'm so embarrassed! I slept with my hair wet till the next morning (today) because I was scared that I would rip my hair out if I kept trying to detangle and this morning it is now damp but unfortunately I still can't pass a comb thru so i gathered what I could together in a slick bun and went to work. Is there even hope for me. I don't want to give up and I'd like to try to transition without heat since it is so damaging at times. However, this journey so far, esp after this, has me down out...


Someone please please help!
Originally Posted by BeYOUtiful
Yes theres hope!! Ive been transitioning for about 5 months now with lots of thick 3c/4a hair and I wud def recommend KinkyCurly Knot Today, i had the same problems with detangling (it takes the most time for me) but KCKT realllly cut my detangling time in half and now I just use it in EVERYTHIN im doing to my hair. With veryyy wet hair, i use my fingers to divied it into four sections, and I generally re-wet each section before I start. Also, I use a wide teeth comb, and GENTLY comb from the ends upwards. Usually when I reach to the transition point, I kind of put down the comb and start using my fingers. Dont worry about the first, second or third time you try something, it def takes som patience to get to know your hair and how to work it lol

As for transitioning style, I find myself doing a lot of braid outs, i do them with my hair very wet bc i find it easier to work with and section off as the dryer my hair gets, the thicker and harder it is to work with. I do two in the back, four in the front and maybe three or four in the middle. I usually divide the front section from right behind the front of my ears, so that way i can have the front of my hair lay flat and exposed and cover my braids with a scarf/hat/beanie but still have the front of my hair showin (i jus think it looks cuter). I've been experimenting w a bunch of stuff (flaxseed gel, diff conditioners, coconut oil, olive oil, etc) so cant say waht really works there. I also secure my ends with rubber bands, gel and all that does NOT work to keep them together and they'll unravel. I usually try to put som kind of oil on my braids after, to "seal" altho I really cant say if its making a difference or not. Hope this helps!

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