I'd like to ask the mod's if I can create a sticky on how to transition. A thread that people can go to and read about how they can transtion. My hope is to add information such as:
How to transition from natural to relaxed hair
Links to blogs with useful information
What products to try
Curl typing after the BC
Progressing pictures and using Fotki, photobucket, etc
My question to you ladies is, what would you like for us to answer? I want to know all of your questions. I'm on vacation for a few days and I'm hoping to get this thread up and running soon. I would definitely need your help though. Please post your questions or send me a PM.
Oh and for those that don't know me, I successfully transitioned after 10 hard months. I relaxed my hair for 26 yrs and my last one was Nov 30, 2006. I've been naturally curly since Sept 2007.
Big Chop: 9/23/07 Relaxer free for almost 5 years!
-the names for ingredients to be avoided
-comb v. brush
-how to flat iron natural hair
-styles during transitioning if avoiding BC
-how certain ingredients work and why it may/may not be ideal in certain areas ex. glycerin takes moisture out of the air, therefore may not be ideal to people in low humidity areas)
-how to deal with negative responses
-product company profiles? Just to get an idea that there ARE products for natural hair
-how to seal and why should you seal
-why wear protective styles and how to do them
I think this is a great idea for a sticky! I think you should include:
*How to detangle
*Finding the balance between protein and moisture
*How to care for hair at night (baggying, protective styles, satin caps, etc)
*How to do a DT
*How to trim your own hair/ do a BC
Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil
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I think having a sticky about transitioning would be wonderful. I have no idea about anything regarding transitioning, so my suggestion would be to start with the basics, and be sure to state what transitioning is, even though most would probably know.