The "Super Long Transitioners" Thread!

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    NYCgirl wrote: »
    I think the reference to "new growth" is used primarily when one is dealing with a combination of relaxed hair and natural hair. I definitely used this terminology during my transition and would say that once I had the last of my relaxed ends trimmed off, I no longer felt the need to differentiate and simply used the word "hair" from that point on.

    Why differentiate? IMO its a matter of over a period of time having to deal with (and discuss) the needs of 2 different hair textures on ones head.

    Funny thing is once folks have completed their transition it then becomes a matter of differentiating the different curl types and the needs associated with those.

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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    Yeah I was just wondering at what point does one stop calling it new growth. Lol I was just thinking out loud.

    I promise my thoughts are usually deeper. Just not when I brush my teeth, apparently.

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Yeah I was just wondering at what point does one stop calling it new growth. Lol I was just thinking out loud.

    I promise my thoughts are usually deeper. Just not when I brush my teeth, apparently.

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    In the context of our prior convo I still agree w/what was stated. However if you think about it, even once you are 'all natural' & if you decide to color your hair you would call the black roots coming in w/your new honey blonde hair 'new growth' too so I guess it all really depends on the state of your hair & what you may or may not do to it.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    I wasn't disagreeing with anything just saying that the question didn't really require much thought. Kind of like "why do you drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway?" Haha

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    I wasn't disagreeing with anything just saying that the question didn't really require much thought. Kind of like "why do you drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway?" Haha

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    Lol. I hear you. Btw I didn't think you were but that really got me thinking about your question a little deeper thats all.
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    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    Blaaah I want to cut it off

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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    my3curlies wrote: »
    I transitioned for about 3 years. It wasn't something I actually decided on doing, I was expecting my 2nd baby and that 1st trimester had me so exhausted I was too lazy to relax it lol. I had probably 4 inches of unprocessed hair before I realized what I was doing.

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    That's sort of what happened to me! I only used to relax the front because of frizzies like every 6 months but I got pregnant and after I had the baby I was like screw it. I'm too tired to keep up with all the blow drying. I decided to start taking care of my hair myself....that was 7 months ago
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
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    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Rusycurly wrote: »
    my3curlies wrote: »
    I transitioned for about 3 years. It wasn't something I actually decided on doing, I was expecting my 2nd baby and that 1st trimester had me so exhausted I was too lazy to relax it lol. I had probably 4 inches of unprocessed hair before I realized what I was doing.

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    That's sort of what happened to me! I only used to relax the front because of frizzies like every 6 months but I got pregnant and after I had the baby I was like screw it. I'm too tired to keep up with all the blow drying. I decided to start taking care of my hair myself....that was 7 months ago

    How long do you plan on transitioning?
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    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Don't have a specific timeline yet but I plan to do it for as long as it is possible since I really like the length my hair is at. But maybe in two years when the growth is long enough I might get a haircut.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • TeflonVixenTeflonVixen Posts: 3Registered Users
    I don't really have an end date for my transition. I suppose until my hair is at a length I am comfortable at. I've had both long and short hair before but I had to see a hair dresser when my hair was cut short.

    My last relaxer was November 28th 2009.
  • honeybrown1976honeybrown1976 Posts: 84Registered Users
    I'm just about fourteen months into my (at least) 30 month transition. If I don't have any relaxed ends by my second year, it'll be cool. However, if I do, I'll keep on truckin' along.

    Right now, my hair's bsl. I want MBL stretched hair; but, I'm open to see what happens.
    HGs: Oyin Handmade Hair Dew; EVOO; Coconut Oil; Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    [QUOTE=Rusycurly;1707494]Don't have a specific timeline yet but I plan to do it for as long as it is possible since I really like the length my hair is at. But maybe in two years when the growth is long enough I might get a haircut.[/QUOTE]

    Yea I'm feeling the same way. I initially said I wanted to transition for a yr, however when you reach that point you realize that a yrs worth of natural hair growth really is not that much. So now I'm saying another yr or 2more MAX! I really wanted to be all natural when I turn 30 next yr however I will have to see what my growth looks like next summer. I can put my hair into a really nice, thick bun at this point and that is something I do not want to let go of, so maybe if my natural hair is long enough so I can do that next summer I will end my transition a yr early.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    I'm just about fourteen months into my (at least) 30 month transition. If I don't have any relaxed ends by my second year, it'll be cool. However, if I do, I'll keep on truckin' along.

    Right now, my hair's bsl. I want MBL stretched hair; but, I'm open to see what happens.

    Wow. Your hair length at this point is exactly where I want my hair to be ONCE I'm all natural...bsl curly & mbl straight. How long was your hair before you began transitioning & out of curiosity what is your hair regimen now?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    30 month goal? Woooow. Your patience...

    Do any long termers have some hairstyle ideas? I'm really bored with my three hairstyles.

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    30 month goal? Woooow. Your patience...

    Do any long termers have some hairstyle ideas? I'm really bored with my three hairstyles.

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    Yea...I 2nd that ?.I probably have about 3styles myself & am getting pretty bored w/them as well plus I do not want to straighten my hair at all. I really need to find some really soon bc everytime I wash my hair I get a small urge to chop...give me the strength!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    I wonder if anybody has ever had a really long transition where they just get rid of the damaged hair little by little instead of chopping big chunks of hair at a time (thus retaining their length)....wonder if it's possible or if at a certain length it just gets so unmanageable that one has to cut it all at once....
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Rusycurly wrote: »
    I wonder if anybody has ever had a really long transition where they just get rid of the damaged hair little by little instead of chopping big chunks of hair at a time (thus retaining their length)....wonder if it's possible or if at a certain length it just gets so unmanageable that one has to cut it all at once....

    Well that is exactly what I am in the process of doing now. I do not do big chops at all. I just dust my ends whenever I feel they need to be. I'm just at a yr now & have had no major issues (knock on wood) so I plan on continuing to do the same thing until my natural hair reaches btwn apl & bsl.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    I'm at Mid-back length right now. My goal is Waist length. You are giving me hope. My plan is to continue doing it until it's possible.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Rusycurly wrote: »
    I'm at Mid-back length right now. My goal is Waist length. You are giving me hope. My plan is to continue doing it until it's possible.

    Congrats on reaching the length you have already achieved & I see absolutely no reason why you can't go as far as you want since you have already reached such an amazing goal!:cheers:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    11 months today (:

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    So last night I did an overnight coconut oil DT, got up 2day, water rinsed it out, washed w/SM moisture retention shampoo, applied SM restorative condish & grapeseed oil, detangled, let sit for 30mins, rinsed, & then applied whipped shea butter section by section & placed my hair in bantu knots.

    I tried to get a group texture shot of my curls but my cell phone was not cooperating...just kept giving me blurry images. So these are of my hair after I washed out the SM shampoo & before applying the condish.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    11 months today (:

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    Congrats anna!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    Thanks! I couldn't see the pictures but I'm on my phone so that may be it.

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  • YansaYansa Posts: 60Registered Users
    I'm jumpin' on this bandwagon. My hair is currently collar length and I'm aiming for completely natural hair past the shoulders. I have no idea how long that will take, but I imagine it won't be fast. :D
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Yansa wrote: »
    I'm jumpin' on this bandwagon. My hair is currently collar length and I'm aiming for completely natural hair past the shoulders. I have no idea how long that will take, but I imagine it won't be fast. :D

    Lol. Yea...it definitely takes time & serious commitment, however I believe it will all be worth it when I have this head full of lush, fabulous natural hair!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • Sydney23Sydney23 Posts: 25Registered Users
    I'm currently 5 months post and I plan to transition for at least 2 years. I'm getting my hair cut into a bob before I start high school :) So I will post pictures when that gets done. Here is a picture of my new growth from this morning. i237.phot
    
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    • 1 more month until I hit the half a year mark :). My second transition... I will complete it this time!:pirate:
    • Long-term transitioning..(estimated..24 months):toothy5:

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Sydney23 wrote: »
    I'm currently 5 months post and I plan to transition for at least 2 years. I'm getting my hair cut into a bob before I start high school :) So I will post pictures when that gets done. Here is a picture of my new growth from this morning. i237.phot
    
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    Congrats on making the decision to transition again! Lol. How long did you transition the first time & why did you stop?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • Sydney23Sydney23 Posts: 25Registered Users
    My first transition was for about 8 months, and I relaxed again because I was pressured by my mom and at the time I believe I was 12 so I really didn't know how to handle my hair.
    • 1 more month until I hit the half a year mark :). My second transition... I will complete it this time!:pirate:
    • Long-term transitioning..(estimated..24 months):toothy5:

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  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    Sydney23 wrote: »
    My first transition was for about 8 months, and I relaxed again because I was pressured by my mom and at the time I believe I was 12 so I really didn't know how to handle my hair.

    Well at 12 I wasn't even close to thinking about transitioning so I give you alot of credit for even attempting to do so at that age!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • AnishaAnisha Posts: 25Registered Users
    I am new to these forums and i'm really excited about getting the transition progress started. Finding these forums have been really helpful thus far in my research and decision to make the change and go natural. I had been going back and forth with this for awhile because I really didn't have any support and didn't know how i was going to manage my hair. I look forward to chatting with you all and continued learning.
    Two Months Post relaxer and many more to go.

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