2 Diffrent Textures!

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okay so im like in my 4th month of transtioning..and ive notice dat one half of my head is very curly/wavy and the other side is very bushy and not curly..so i completely have 2 diffrent textures on 1 half of my head..its kinda crazy...anyway to deal with this???? i want one complete texture not 2..or would dis change once i countinue transtioning..HELP!
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I've been there before going natural.my hair was breaking from all the perming i was doing and my texture was all out of wack.so even though it was very frustrating trying to figure out what to do with my hair and blowing money on products that don't work my hair has finally have me what i've been wanting.not only did my hair text improve but it's grown in length.here's a link below: http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/m...20Hair%202008/
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I've been there before going natural.my hair was breaking from all the perming i was doing and my texture was all out of wack.so even though it was very frustrating trying to figure out what to do with my hair and blowing money on products that don't work my hair has finally have me what i've been wanting.not only did my hair text improve but it's grown in length.here's a link below: http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/m...20Hair%202008/
Originally Posted by sednique009


THANKS!
maybe ill just give it sum time...and i love ur hair & its texture!..did u transition first or just chopped it off?
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Hi Ayeoneek! I had exactly the same problem when i was at roughly the same stage of my transition as you, the back half of my hair was all soft n curly, but the front half was a big frizzy bush and didnt seem to have any curl pattern at all!! This was really worrying... i was expecting curls all over!

As I said, that was at about 4/5 months of my transition, and I am now at 13 months... I can't say exactly when it was but I think it was at around months 8 or 9 when I started seeing curls emerging!! It was a slow process, and it took a lot of moisturising but now that part of my hair is 3c, and very curly and ringlety (even with the relaxed ends!). I do still have a small patch right at the front that is less curly, but with lots of moisturising it ends up as curly as the rest.

Deep treatments, both moisturising and protein ones, are what helped my hair, as well as putting extra leave-in conditioner in the fuzzy parts. If you see the problem area as simply needing more moisture than the rest then it doesn't seem so bad does it?! Just put a lot extra leave-in in that part, do lots of deep treatments, and hopefully that will do the trick!

Let us know how it goes! xxx
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My hair likes:
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You need to be patient. When you transition, it is normal to have two textures: one which has been chemically treated and one which is your natural hair. Give time to your hair to recover.

I have transitioned since 16 months and at first it was very difficult to cope with the 2 textures. I have not wanted to do the big chop since I love long hair.But I could not let my hair down;my only hairstyle has been a ponytail.

I have had to be patient and now seeing my natural hair, I am not deceived. Courage then
Hi Ayeoneek! I had exactly the same problem when i was at roughly the same stage of my transition as you, the back half of my hair was all soft n curly, but the front half was a big frizzy bush and didnt seem to have any curl pattern at all!! This was really worrying... i was expecting curls all over!

As I said, that was at about 4/5 months of my transition, and I am now at 13 months... I can't say exactly when it was but I think it was at around months 8 or 9 when I started seeing curls emerging!! It was a slow process, and it took a lot of moisturising but now that part of my hair is 3c, and very curly and ringlety (even with the relaxed ends!). I do still have a small patch right at the front that is less curly, but with lots of moisturising it ends up as curly as the rest.

Deep treatments, both moisturising and protein ones, are what helped my hair, as well as putting extra leave-in conditioner in the fuzzy parts. If you see the problem area as simply needing more moisture than the rest then it doesn't seem so bad does it?! Just put a lot extra leave-in in that part, do lots of deep treatments, and hopefully that will do the trick!

Let us know how it goes! xxx
Originally Posted by Lillu

thanks alot!!
im startin to see it change kinda...one a lil part of my hair today i found there was waves[were the bushy part us to be]..i guess it just takes time..thanks alot!! wat do u use to deep condition it???
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BC- dec 31,08/jan 1!
whoop! finally all natural!

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You need to be patient. When you transition, it is normal to have two textures: one which has been chemically treated and one which is your natural hair. Give time to your hair to recover.

I have transitioned since 16 months and at first it was very difficult to cope with the 2 textures. I have not wanted to do the big chop since I love long hair.But I could not let my hair down;my only hairstyle has been a ponytail.

I have had to be patient and now seeing my natural hair, I am not deceived. Courage then
Originally Posted by Estelle

thanks..i cnt wait to see my curls..im very excited & impatient..lol..& tire of my mom callin me nappy headed..its annoying..i guess once she see the curls and how gud my hair actually is she would stop teasing me..but yeah im statin to see a lil upgrade now.. =]
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I have 3 different textures on my head it's like a tropical rainforest - the canopy which is s-curly, the mid-section which is the bushiest, and the part nearest my hairline which is coily. I'm okay with it. I style them exactly the same and like the diversity.

Oh and BTW when I was transition from a texlax and had new growth with curlier/straighter ends, my hair looked different than it does today.
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thanks alot!!
im startin to see it change kinda...one a lil part of my hair today i found there was waves[were the bushy part us to be]..i guess it just takes time..thanks alot!! wat do u use to deep condition it???
Originally Posted by Ayeyoneek
I buy two bottles of Aubrey organics conditioner: 1 Honeysuckle Rose for moisture and 1 GPB for protein. The GPB stinks to high heaven but it works great... my hair is always much more curly, elastic and boingy after doing a DT with this. HTH!!
3c spirals & corkscrews!
Transitioned Sep'07-Nov'08
BCed 21st Nov 2008!!

My hair likes:
Alba Botanical Leave-in is my irst HG :-)
Condish: AOHR
Co-wash: Original Source Tea Tree Mint
Post-BC hair HATES protein!
I have 3 different textures on my head it's like a tropical rainforest - the canopy which is s-curly, the mid-section which is the bushiest, and the part nearest my hairline which is coily. I'm okay with it. I style them exactly the same and like the diversity.

Oh and BTW when I was transition from a texlax and had new growth with curlier/straighter ends, my hair looked different than it does today.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
So far, I have at least 2 different textures. My mid-section is s-curly and very dense but the back, my sides, and the front of my head is very soft, not dense and easier to comb with no noticeable curl pattern. I now know once I BC, I'll learn something new and I like diversity too!

Questions: is that why it's best not to determine your hair type until after the BC? And even after, I noticed short hair tends to look curlier vs long hair which tends to look wavier, has this been the case for you?
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Last edited by cysyca; 10-15-2008 at 10:23 AM.
thanks alot!!
im startin to see it change kinda...one a lil part of my hair today i found there was waves[were the bushy part us to be]..i guess it just takes time..thanks alot!! wat do u use to deep condition it???
Originally Posted by Ayeyoneek
I buy two bottles of Aubrey organics conditioner: 1 Honeysuckle Rose for moisture and 1 GPB for protein. The GPB stinks to high heaven but it works great... my hair is always much more curly, elastic and boingy after doing a DT with this. HTH!!
Originally Posted by Lillu

cool..i looked it up online and never seen it in stores..or i probaly never paid attention..where did u buy it?sallys,walgreens,beauty mart?
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Its a lot harder to find Aubrey Organics in the UK where I am, but I have found it in health food shops in the cosmetics section. Try http://www.aubreyorganics.com/store_locator.aspx for stockists near you; I've also order AO stuff online from iHerb.com, they are pretty good.
3c spirals & corkscrews!
Transitioned Sep'07-Nov'08
BCed 21st Nov 2008!!

My hair likes:
Alba Botanical Leave-in is my irst HG :-)
Condish: AOHR
Co-wash: Original Source Tea Tree Mint
Post-BC hair HATES protein!

Last edited by Lillu; 10-16-2008 at 09:22 AM.
You can find Aubrey Organics at HEB, Whole Foods, health food stores and The Vitamin Shoppe (in store or online). The Honeysuckle Rose is the first conditioner I used when I started transitioning two and a half years ago, and it's my staple now that I'm a natural.

Questions: is that why it's best not to determine your hair type until after the BC? And even after, I noticed short hair tends to look curlier vs long hair which tends to look wavier, has this been the case for you?
Originally Posted by cysyca
In my opinion, yes. My curly hair looked and behaved differently once it was no longer weighed down by my relaxed ends. I also think that (as other people have posted) finding the right moisture balance for all of your textures is essential to getting a an accurate assessment of your curl type. After my BC it took a few days for my hair to settle into its curl pattern. The stylist who did my BC combed and teased my hair to the limit (trying in vain to give me more length- my first experience with shrinkage), so I had to deep condition and baby it for a few days.

To Ayeyoneek: If you part my hair in the middle from forehead to nape I have two distinct textures as well. Honestly it bothered me much more when my hair was relaxed as one side was voluminous and held whatever style I created while the other side always went flat. With my curly hair it is easier to disguise the difference between the two textures by playing with the fatness of my twists, the amount of product that I use and so on. HTH.
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Questions: is that why it's best not to determine your hair type until after the BC? And even after, I noticed short hair tends to look curlier vs long hair which tends to look wavier, has this been the case for you?
Yes, and I have to say my shorter hair was not curlier or tighter, but my longer hair has more s-wave to it rather than coils. However, I think it's partly due to the product I use. If I dialed down the butters/oils I would probably see more coils, but I need the moisture more than I need the curl, you know?
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Questions: is that why it's best not to determine your hair type until after the BC? And even after, I noticed short hair tends to look curlier vs long hair which tends to look wavier, has this been the case for you?
Originally Posted by cysyca
In my opinion, yes. My curly hair looked and behaved differently once it was no longer weighed down by my relaxed ends. I also think that (as other people have posted) finding the right moisture balance for all of your textures is essential to getting a an accurate assessment of your curl type. After my BC it took a few days for my hair to settle into its curl pattern. The stylist who did my BC combed and teased my hair to the limit (trying in vain to give me more length- my first experience with shrinkage), so I had to deep condition and baby it for a few days.
Originally Posted by curlymaybe
Yes, and I have to say my shorter hair was not curlier or tighter, but my longer hair has more s-wave to it rather than coils. However, I think it's partly due to the product I use. If I dialed down the butters/oils I would probably see more coils, but I need the moisture more than I need the curl, you know?
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Great and thanks for the responses. Now I'll just have to be patient and wait for my BC.
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