Transitioning Sticky? I'd like to create one

Hello ladies!!!!

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.
- Maria

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

That's all I can think of right now


Last relaxer: August 2008
Big Chop: December 2008/January 2009

Blog: Alice in Nappyland
-understanding product info and reading labels
-hairstyles to use while transitioning
-products to use while transitioning
-different blogs available that talk about natural hair and transitioning...


*thats all I can think of right now
I think this would make for a very great thread...It is all of the information that I needed while transitioning...(well I am still in transition) but now I have it pretty well together...I think. LOL

One thing you may find helpful is to include some instructional/tutorial videos. I know it has helped me a lot in my transition.

I also have a channel on youtube if you want to check it out...there are also some other great one.

www.YouTube.com/MsCSmiley

Also, if there was some info about where we can buy different products (essential oils, glycerine, etc.)

--that's one thing I am still struggling with.
Also, if there was some info about where we can buy different products (essential oils, glycerine, etc.)

--that's one thing I am still struggling with.
Originally Posted by heyitsmefe
This should get you started:
http://www.oilsbynature.com
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com
http://www.lotioncrafter.com
http://www.texasnaturalsupply.com
http://www.theherbarie.com
http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/index.html
http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/aboutus.php
http://www.organic-creations.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.thesage.com/index.html
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com
Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil


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mariag002,

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


"Never forget, justice is what love looks like in public." ~ Cornel West
what does "transition from natural to relaxed hair" mean?
I have 3C underneath and 3B or 3A on top.
what does "transition from natural to relaxed hair" mean?
Originally Posted by thecurlyhairedknitter

I think its just a type-o. I believe she meant vice versa...relaxed to natural.
Originally Posted by curlymaybe

Thank you so much. I've been trying to find places that sell the essential oils and glycerine but its been hard. I'm definately going to check each one of these sites out.
This is a great idea and will help me out very much. May I suggest:
1) Hair types and what products work best for each type
2) Why it's best to wait until after BCing to determine one's hair type.
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Last edited by cysyca; 12-23-2008 at 06:18 AM.
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.
For me what would be helpful are Product Reviews/Suggestions that have worked for other transitioners and/or naturals and inspirational/successful youtube & fotkis from those who have transitioned.


Natural | BC: Sept 4th, 2009 | Curl Type: 3c
Fine | Low Porosity

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