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5 weeks post relaxer

naturally_kinaturally_ki Posts: 9Registered Users
I've been transitioning for 5 weeks, what now??? I'm unsure of the products I should be using and how often I need to wash/co-wash my hair. I'm so ready to be fully natural but I just don't kno where to start =/

I did my first transitioning style last night which was a cold wave set and it did not come out right. I put too much moisture in it forgetting that I still have relaxed ends. How can I keep my hair moisturized while transitioning without making my curls fall?

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  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    At 5 weeks I'd say keep using what ur used to. Do u have any current hair pics?

    Just keep stretching your relaxer....at least that's how I tricked my mind into transitioning. I'd say around week 10 is where you're probably gonna wanna change up styling. Like braidouts and things like that. I did flexi rod sets as well. Try really hard to stay away from heat.

    What also helped me transition was planning in advance what to expect in the coming months...that way when I got further into it I had an idea of what I was gettin into.

    My transition wasn't really hard tho. I just got bored with it and was ready to BC.


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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I cosign with continue doing what you've been using, don't treat your hair as natural hair as of yet, keep stretching your relaxer.

    Since your hair is still majority relaxed it won't respond the same way to a natural hair regimen as natural hair would.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • naturally_kinaturally_ki Posts: 9Registered Users
    I cosign with continue doing what you've been using, don't treat your hair as natural hair as of yet, keep stretching your relaxer.

    Since your hair is still majority relaxed it won't respond the same way to a natural hair regimen as natural hair would.
    so should I still press my roots when I flat iron it? I really want to stay away for the heat and try something different like braids or a sew in, but I'm not sure if I should do that either =/
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Try getting a wash and set, with rollers and use only that heat. Don't blow it out or flat iron it.

    Then as time moves on try incorporating twist outs, bantu knot outs, braid outs, flexi rod sets, etc. Youtube has tons of ideas for transitioning hairstyles.

    I didn't transition with weave or anything so I can't really speak much on that. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

    YTChannel: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fpapiermachecurls" class="Popup

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  • principessa1984principessa1984 Posts: 129Registered Users
    I'm not natural, but I stretch my texlax (mild relaxer) for 5 months. At 5 weeks you have very little new growth. So, treat your hair as though it's permed...b/c that's really what it is.
    Like everyone said, now is a great time to experiment with transitioning styles, like braid outs. I do braid outs all the time- whether my hair is 1 week post or 5 months old. You might also want to experiment with the CG method and products that are popular on this site.
    My signature style: the "braid n' curl"
    High porosity, normal elasticity, high density, thick strands, DRY (must moisturize/oil and DT a lot), tangles easily. Highly textured...curl softener+demi-perm color.
    Straightened length: Waist (layers)
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    Pre-poo: mild protein(VO5)+castor oil+tea tree
    Steam treatments: 1-2x weekly
    Daily routine and DT: Moisturize w/ Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose+Olive oil and seal w/ Avocado oil