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    Smile Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Hi y'all! Anyone doing a long term transition? I thought it'd be fun and encouraging for us to see other transitioners on our road back to natural.. So far I'm 1 yr. post relaxer & I plan on transitioning for another year. When was your last relaxer? How long do you plan to transition? Current hairstyle? Favorite hair products?

    Last Relaxer: October 2014
    Length of Transition Planned: 2 yrs. (October 2016)
    Current Hairstyle: 4 braids/plaits for the fall/winter months.
    Favorite Hair Products: Shea Moisture line, EcoStyler, Coconut Oil
    Last Relaxer: October 5th, 2014
    Length of Transition: 18 months
    Big Chop Date: April 5th, 2016

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    Default Re: Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Hey there! I wanted to bump up your thread. Now, I'm definitely not transitioning, but when I did, it was long term. So here are the deets for my long-ago transition :

    Last Relaxer: December 2004
    Length of Transition: 1.5 yrs. (until June 2006)
    Hairstyles during transition: Synthetic braids & twists (all kinky-textured the last 6 - 8 months of transition, and I started cutting off a couple inches of relaxed hair each time I took out a set of braids/twists).
    Favorite Hair Products during transition: Shea Butter (I learned the hard way that using shea butter on dry hair was a recipe for disaster. When I learned to use water or water-based products before the shea butter - or any heavy butters or oils - it changed my world! After that, conditioners - all kinds - became my favorite products along with the shea butter. Now, Shea Moisture products are my favorites, along with some oils and other conditioning products.)

    Good luck with the rest of your transition!!
    Last edited by CCmomof5; 11-28-2015 at 01:01 AM.

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    Smile Re: Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by juniormints74 View Post
    Hi y'all! Anyone doing a long term transition? I thought it'd be fun and encouraging for us to see other transitioners on our road back to natural.. So far I'm 1 yr. post relaxer & I plan on transitioning for another year. When was your last relaxer? How long do you plan to transition? Current hairstyle? Favorite hair products?

    Last Relaxer: October 2014
    Length of Transition Planned: 2 yrs. (October 2016)
    Current Hairstyle: 4 braids/plaits for the fall/winter months.
    Favorite Hair Products: Shea Moisture line, EcoStyler, Coconut Oil



    OOH me. I actually have been transitioing for the past 4 or 5 month or so. I will do a BC with ya in October. I should have over a year worth of new growth by then

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    Default Re: Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by CCmomof5 View Post
    Hey there! I wanted to bump up your thread. Now, I'm definitely not transitioning, but when I did, it was long term. So here are the deets for my long-ago transition :

    Last Relaxer: December 2004
    Length of Transition: 1.5 yrs. (until June 2006)
    Hairstyles during transition: Synthetic braids & twists (all kinky-textured the last 6 - 8 months of transition, and I started cutting off a couple inches of relaxed hair each time I took out a set of braids/twists).
    Favorite Hair Products during transition: Shea Butter (I learned the hard way that using shea butter on dry hair was a recipe for disaster. When I learned to use water or water-based products before the shea butter - or any heavy butters or oils - it changed my world! After that, conditioners - all kinds - became my favorite products along with the shea butter. Now, Shea Moisture products are my favorites, along with some oils and other conditioning products.)

    Good luck with the rest of your transition!!

    Thank you so much! Also, thanks for the awesome tips!
    Last Relaxer: October 5th, 2014
    Length of Transition: 18 months
    Big Chop Date: April 5th, 2016

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    Default Re: Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by msmaiae View Post
    OOH me. I actually have been transitioing for the past 4 or 5 month or so. I will do a BC with ya in October. I should have over a year worth of new growth by then
    That is so great! That time will be here before we know it. Stay encouraged, we can do this!
    Last Relaxer: October 5th, 2014
    Length of Transition: 18 months
    Big Chop Date: April 5th, 2016

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    Smile Re: Hi! Anyone Transitioning Long Term? :)

    Hi again! I did it! I did my big chop! Initially I was gonna chop at 2 yrs. post relaxer, but once I got to a year & a half (18 months) I couldn't wait any longer. I was ready. My official big chop date is April 5, 2016. Yay!

    Last Relaxer: October 5th, 2014
    Length of Transition: 18 months
    Big Chop Date: April 5th, 2016

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