My transition

dawubstadawubsta Posts: 6Registered Users
I have 3c type hair (from what I can remember. I'm 23 n I've relaxed my hair since the 7th grade) and I just started growing out my relaxer. I've tried it for a year last year but that fact that I live in Miami, FL wasn't helping. Its so hot and humid and its difficult to keep up so I went back to relaxers. As soon as I walk out the house, my hair poofs up; not even two mins. I've tried many different frizz-free products but I can't find the right one. I'm not sure exactly how to take care of my hair while transitioning/without doing the big chop. I'm also a bit impatient when it comes to my hair growth. Please help me make my transition easy. What should I do??? What products should I use??? How should I style???

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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    Hey! Im 23 well, lol anyway though I just want to encourage you to conitnue to gro your hair without altering it due to heat or chemical: I've been growing my hair for almost 2 yrs in which I never bc'd: the key to growth is patience and nurturing your hair as iv it was a child learn what you hair likes and dislikes and just go frm there.

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  • ShondadiniShondadini Posts: 205Registered Users
    I was in the same shoes. I'm now 22 had a relaxer since about 6 or 7 until I stopped in January of last year. I did a mini bc this February where I cut off the last 4-5 inches of my relaxed hair. I think the biggest thing that I learned while transitioning is that u cannot treat your new growth like your relaxed hair. This includes constant heat. I encourage you to limit the amount of heat straightening that you do because you could be causing permeant damage to your hair. Moisture is your friend use daily! Also I found that doing low maintenance style were my friends. I transitioned alot in box braids and Senegalese twist, and I also tried my hand at genie locs(me like :)). But when my hair was out I did styles that blended the two textures like braid outs, flexi rod and straw sets, and Bantu knot outs.

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  • dawubstadawubsta Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thank u guys so much! I really appreciate it. I actually tried flexirods the other day and it cooperates with my hair well without using heat, so that's a plus lol I think I'll stick to that from now on. Thanks again!
  • Going_NaturalGoing_Natural Posts: 2Registered Users
    I have been doing rod sets for the past couple wks and it has been working pretty good. I feel u on the heat. Im in dothan,alabama and itis def hard in these months becuz its so hot. I really wanna try straw set next. Hope everything is working for you. I also use lock and twist gel it leaves your hair soft. Happy hair growing :)

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