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Old 02-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #21
 
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Hey,

I recently joined this site too. I stopped relaxing my hair in either May or June. Actually, I received my last relaxer around that time frame. I can't really pinpoint the exact month. I finally decided to never relax my hair again within the last two to three weeks. I weaved my hair in August for my vacation. I went back every 1 to 2 months for treatments, trims, and sewn in weaves. My last weave was in December. I am taking it out next week in order to wear my natural hair.

I am not sure whether there is any relaxed hair left. Honestly, I don't want to go through the big chop. Do I have to? My hair dresser would literally cut/trim between 1-2.5 inches of my hair at each visit. I believe (hoping) that most (if not all) relaxed hair is gone.

Since making this decision, I've been harassing my mother. I haven't seen my natural hair in 16 years. I am 28. LOL, she doesn't remember it too! She did remind me that my hair was long, thick, soft, and manageable as a child.

I am also in need of a transitioning buddy. I've been using my natural best girlfriend as a support system. Then, I have my other chemically processed friend scaring the crap out of me at work each day. She keeps telling me that my hair is going to fall out. She means well, but the idea of natural is so foreign to her.

I don't know what my hair is going to look like next week. I am excited, but nervous at the same time. I hope that I don't look like a "hot mess" next week. LOL!

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 AM   #22
 
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Hey,

I recently joined this site too. I stopped relaxing my hair in either May or June. Actually, I receive my last relaxer around that time frame. I can't really pinpoint the exact month. I finally decided to never relax my hair again within the last two to three weeks. I weaved my hair in August for my vacation. I went back every 1 to 2 months for treatments, trims, and sewn in weaves. My last weave was in December. I am taking it out next week in order to wear my natural hair.

I am not sure whether there is any relaxed hair left. Honestly, I don't want to go through the big chop. Do I have to? My hair dresser would literally cut/trim between 1-2.5 inches of my hair at each visit. I believe (hoping) that most (if not all) relaxed hair is gone.

Since making this decision, I've been harassing my mother. I haven't seen my natural hair in 16 years. I am 28. LOL, she doesn't remember it too! She did remind me that my hair was long, thick, soft, and manageable as a child.

I am also in need of a transitioning buddy. I've been using my natural best girlfriend as a support system. Then, I have my other chemically processed friend scaring the crap out of me at work each day. She keeps telling me that my hair is going to fall out. She means well, but the idea of natural is so foreign to her.

I don't know what my hair is going to look like next week. I am excited, but nervous at the same time. I hope that I don't look like a "hot mess" next week. LOL!
Welcome aboard! NC is definitely the place for encouragement. Everyone here seems to really motivate and guide you through the transitioning process--I think if I wouldn't have found this site my hair would really be in bad condition and I probably would have given up.

Anywho, I'm sure your hair won't look a "hot mess" just experiment with different styles that work for you. Everybody has the staple style that they are using for their transition...braid out, twists out, bantu knots, bunning, etc. GOOD LUCK!

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:55 AM   #23
 
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Hey,

I recently joined this site too. I stopped relaxing my hair in either May or June. Actually, I received my last relaxer around that time frame. I can't really pinpoint the exact month. I finally decided to never relax my hair again within the last two to three weeks. I weaved my hair in August for my vacation. I went back every 1 to 2 months for treatments, trims, and sewn in weaves. My last weave was in December. I am taking it out next week in order to wear my natural hair.

I am not sure whether there is any relaxed hair left. Honestly, I don't want to go through the big chop. Do I have to? My hair dresser would literally cut/trim between 1-2.5 inches of my hair at each visit. I believe (hoping) that most (if not all) relaxed hair is gone.

Since making this decision, I've been harassing my mother. I haven't seen my natural hair in 16 years. I am 28. LOL, she doesn't remember it too! She did remind me that my hair was long, thick, soft, and manageable as a child.

I am also in need of a transitioning buddy. I've been using my natural best girlfriend as a support system. Then, I have my other chemically processed friend scaring the crap out of me at work each day. She keeps telling me that my hair is going to fall out. She means well, but the idea of natural is so foreign to her.

I don't know what my hair is going to look like next week. I am excited, but nervous at the same time. I hope that I don't look like a "hot mess" next week. LOL!
Welcome to the buddy group!

I think it's great that you've been doing mini-chops along your journey. I would but I'm not that brave either, lol.

I too am pretty sure your hair won't look like a hot mess... however, if it does just deep condition with steam and LOTS of LOVE!
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #24
 
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How's it going buddies?

I recently tried Jane Carter's Nourish&Shine and it's GREAT!

What's working for you ladies nowadays?

Just being nosey.... LOL
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:31 PM   #25
 
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Hello all!

I'm in my 11th month of transitioning! I'm really proud of myself for making it this long. Whew! It's been rough at times, but definitely worthwhile! I'm thinking of chopping off my remaining relaxed ends next month.

Best wishes on your natural hair journey! I look forward to sharing hair experiences and encouragement!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #26
 
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Welcome, welcome, welcome Oatmeal!

Keep us posted as your transition comes to a close..

Thank you for joining our group.
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Hello all!

I'm in my 11th month of transitioning! I'm really proud of myself for making it this long. Whew! It's been rough at times, but definitely worthwhile! I'm thinking of chopping off my remaining relaxed ends next month.

Best wishes on your natural hair journey! I look forward to sharing hair experiences and encouragement!
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #27
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been transitioning since about july 08 and its so weird dealing with two types of hair on my head. I just joined this site because ive been getting really impacient. I know i have to wait

Anyway, im not so sure what to use on my curly hair. Ive been getting relaxers since elementary school (im in college now) and my mom still gets relaxers. (nothing wrong with that of course, we have different types of hair) Just wondering if you ladies have any ideas. I think the new hair is 4c, but i only have a few inches, so i dont know

Im excited for my new hair and this website to help me take care of it!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #28
 
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Hi everyone,

I've been transitioning since about july 08 and its so weird dealing with two types of hair on my head. I just joined this site because ive been getting really impacient. I know i have to wait

Anyway, im not so sure what to use on my curly hair. Ive been getting relaxers since elementary school (im in college now) and my mom still gets relaxers. (nothing wrong with that of course, we have different types of hair) Just wondering if you ladies have any ideas. I think the new hair is 4c, but i only have a few inches, so i dont know

Im excited for my new hair and this website to help me take care of it!!!
Welcome to the group and the site!

I know exactly what you mean about patience as I've had to "apply" it daily as I would a moisturizer, lol.
Although dealing with two different textures can quite literally be a pain, you've come to the right place to learn how to make the process more knowledgeable and pleasant.

How are you currently doing your hair?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:11 PM   #29
 
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i'll be your buddy to nervous to ask for one myself. I new here myself just log on 3-2-09 I be natural since sept 2008 last relaxer was when i was 12 never had one since. always trimmed my hair but burned it a lot with pressing comb and flat irons. before i went natural i look at my stringy hair and said do it do it that when i put my hair in a pony tail and cut majority of it off.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:11 PM   #30
 
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hi everyone i found this site when i began my search for the best conditioner for my hair i started my transition in october of 2008 (well re-transition)...my story is a bit different i was already natural and was getting tired of it and wanted to soften it and that was the worst decision i made now i am back to square one...but i am ok about it all....i found some info about cassia and it conditioing effects i actually did my first application today and was quite pleased...i am happy that there is a group as such...presently i wear wigs and is tryin to decide if i should do sewins .....still haven't decided .....hopefully soon.....well i am looking forward to be apart of this group
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