What was your best transitioning hairstyle?

Thus far, my best transitioning hairstyle has been the kinky twists. They do not stress the hair and are so comfortable and easy to do. I even did one of them myself. So I may experiment and put a set in my own hair. Other than that the braid out has been wonderful to my hair as well. : blob7:
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Last edited by kaymoore; 09-15-2008 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Wanted to add a poll--but I can't.
Definitely twist outs works best for me.
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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
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I mostly wore twist-outs (MY FAVORITE), braids (extensions) and buns. Occasionally, I tried braid-outs or wash & gos with scrunched relaxed ends.
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All of you ladies who did twist outs while transitioning... what did you do with the ends of each twist? Rubberbands? Rollers, if so what kind? Please be specific. Thanks...
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All of you ladies who did twist outs while transitioning... what did you do with the ends of each twist? Rubberbands? Rollers, if so what kind? Please be specific. Thanks...
Originally Posted by Vainity
I used rubberbands to secure my twists (which I never wore out in public; I only wore twist-outs). Sometimes I did bantu knot-twist-outs. These came out extra curly.
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Last Relaxer: August 2003
Final Chop: October 2004

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All of you ladies who did twist outs while transitioning... what did you do with the ends of each twist? Rubberbands? Rollers, if so what kind? Please be specific. Thanks...
Originally Posted by Vainity
I used rubberbands to secure my twists (which I never wore out in public; I only wore twist-outs). Sometimes I did bantu knot-twist-outs. These came out extra curly.
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
Was that two-strand on wet hair?
Please describe your "how to" for bantu know twists?
Last Relaxer: May 8, 2008
BC: May 27, 2009
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All of you ladies who did twist outs while transitioning... what did you do with the ends of each twist? Rubberbands? Rollers, if so what kind? Please be specific. Thanks...
Originally Posted by Vainity
I used rubberbands to secure my twists (which I never wore out in public; I only wore twist-outs). Sometimes I did bantu knot-twist-outs. These came out extra curly.
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
Was that two-strand on wet hair?
Please describe your "how to" for bantu know twists?
Originally Posted by Vainity
Yes, I almost always did my hair while wet. I was lazy so I would put my hair in 8-12 pony tails with 2 strand twist. You can do more if you want more smaller, more defined coils. Then I secured the ends with rubber bands.

For bantu knots, you can it 2 different ways.
1) you can do 2 strand twists, then wrap them around themselves into little balls
or
2) you can twist each section of hair into single twists (like coils), then wrap them around themselves into little balls.

In the morning, I take out the twist and add a lil oil.
5 YEARS OF FABULOUS NAPPYNESS


Last Relaxer: August 2003
Final Chop: October 2004

Photos: http://public.fotki.com/MissKinkyCoily/ : December 2009 Updates


Thus far, my best transitioning hairstyle has been the kinky twists. They do not stress the hair and are so comfortable and easy to do. I even did one of them myself. So I may experiment and put a set in my own hair. Other than that the braid out has been wonderful to my hair as well. : blob7:
Originally Posted by kaymoore
My best transitioning hairstyle is braids. I braid my hair with human hair (natural curly hair extensions). Braids saves me time and money plus I don't have to worry about what to do with my hair in the morning. I redo my braids every 2 months.
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Thus far, my best transitioning hairstyle has been the kinky twists. They do not stress the hair and are so comfortable and easy to do. I even did one of them myself. So I may experiment and put a set in my own hair. Other than that the braid out has been wonderful to my hair as well. : blob7:
Originally Posted by kaymoore
My best transitioning hairstyle is braids. I braid my hair with human hair (natural curly hair extensions). Braids saves me time and money plus I don't have to worry about what to do with my hair in the morning. I redo my braids every 2 months.
Originally Posted by cysyca
Braids worrk best for me too! I got tired of the basic English braid (boring) so I do French and I just taught myself Dutch today (inverted French). My hair is too short for fishtail braids, but when those work, I can do those too.

Braids put less stress on my roots than a bun does.
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My favorite style was crochet braids loved them,transitioned from december 2007 to August 2008
I was lazy so I would put my hair in 8-12 pony tails with 2 strand twist. You can do more if you want more smaller, more defined coils. Then I secured the ends with rubber bands.
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
Hi. I'm failing miserably with styling, mainly because I've been focusing on repairing my hair. This is the second time I've tried twists/twist-outs and they are just not working for me. Are you saying that you put your hair into lots of small pony tails (sort of to pull the roots tight), and then make small twists within that pony tail? If so, that would explain why my roots are fuzzy and crazy looking. Oh, are you using those small rubber bands to make the ponytails? Man, this is really frustrating. The only thing that looks decent is my bun. And I'm pretty tired of the wash-n-go look (especially because I need a haircut)......

I think I need to visit a salon quick before I give up completely! ....... Any Chicago suggestions for curly experienced salons??
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my favorite transition style is rollersets and curlformer sets. It really stretches my roots, almost like a got a relaxer. I finger comb the curls out and make a big volumous bun and then after a few days go over the curls w/ a flat-iron for a sleek straight look. No one can tell that I am transitioning. People compliment me when they see it straight, they think I got a relaxer.
Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
Current length: back at APL
Goal length: hip
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Another vote for rollersets! I LOVE them, I just got from under the dryer as a matter of fact. So far I'm 4 months and 2 days post and rollersets work beautifully. My roots are so smooth and that wasn't even my goal, I'm fine with my curly roots...but I guess it's just a bonus.

Over the summer I did wash and go's and tried bantu knots once...I'm going to try those again. But rollersets are my staple, at least for now.
rod sets have been working pretty well for me. they last about a week...then i roll my hair w/ roller every other night until my next appointment.

i'm getting braids this week though. i'm taking an african dance class it was MURDER on my hair
Recently, I tried a flat twist out. Amazingly it made my hair look as if it had been relaxed and I crimped it. I had really good curl definition. But the only bad thing was that it only lasted two days. But it was really voluminous and defined.
http://public.fotki.com/kaymoore/

4a/3c combo with 4b in the front

Hair Goal: Shoulder Length and Curly before April 2010!

"Call me Kinky, Call me Nappy...
It's just Semantics!
"



Products I am currently loving:
Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
Anita Grant Rhassoul Deep Conditioner
Anita Grant Cafe Latte
Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner

I'm thinking about getting kinky twists, but I'm concerned about the condition of my scalp. It is extemely dry and sometimes embarrassingly flaky. I usually shampoo and condition my hair once a week and use something on my scalp like Dr. Miracle's Hot Grow Hair & Scalp Treatment (which really isn't doing anything for my scalp!). With twists or zillions or other braid styles, what do you do about cleansing and moisturizing the hair and/or scalp?
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!
For me. It's box braids and, my new fav, bantu knots. I love box braid because my hair goes on vacation. All I have to do is moisturize it daily with some coconut oil and I'm good to go. I just started doing bantu knots last week and I LOVE them! It gives me that curly look and a fake short style (since I get crazy shrinkage) I'm loving my transitioning process. Idk what's gonna happen later on (I'm 4 months post) but for now I can't complain.
Braidouts n buns work best for me so far!

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