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Something New for the Transitioner! (Pics)

longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
Hi Ladies :hello2:, I'm in the midst of transitioning for 3rd time and am a little over 9 months post (last relaxer was March 2011). But this time, I have done much better than in times past because of a few methods I had to learn.

It is hard to find styles that work 5-8 months post relaxer and the twist-outs and buns, etc.. get old fast.

I havn't seen anyone really doing this but I wanted to put it out there for you to try:

Micro's with your own hair.

Just braid the new growth and let the relaxed hair hang free. It makes sense because the newgrowth can hold up on it's own because of the natural curl. I can't count the times that people ask if thats my hair.

My hair is mid-back length.

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  • jubellsjubells Posts: 38Registered Users
    Idk why no one's commented but I think that that's genious!!
  • MixxitupMixxitup Posts: 40Registered Users
    Awh! I wish I seen this before I cut my hair:/ my hair are in micros right now with hair added but they're not too small. Great idea!

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  • CaseyGoNaturalCaseyGoNatural Posts: 145Registered Users
    THAT'S ALL YOUR HAIR!?

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  • longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
    Jubells, that's ok. It's for ladies like you that find it interesting. I just wanted to put it out there, even if it could be helpful to only one person.

    If there is one thing I like to, it's sharing information. I cant stand when people keep helpful things to themselves. So, anything I know, I share, especially when it comes to hair.
  • longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
    :D @ CaseyGoNatural...yes that's all mine.
  • CaseyGoNaturalCaseyGoNatural Posts: 145Registered Users
    OMG! You're hair is sooo shiny and pretty... and LONG! I bet it'll look even better natural though! :)

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  • newseasonnewseason Posts: 98Registered Users
    Nice!!!! How long had you transitioned before your hair would stay braided? I am transitioning without the bc and this is something I would try. Had my last relaxer n July 2011.
  • lakeilakei Posts: 2Registered Users
    This is beautiful. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.
  • longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
    OMG! You're hair is sooo shiny and pretty... and LONG! I bet it'll look even better natural though! :)

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    Thank you so much! But yes, I think it will look better natural too. One day at a time! :thumbup:
  • longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
    newseason wrote: »
    Nice!!!! How long had you transitioned before your hair would stay braided? I am transitioning without the bc and this is something I would try. Had my last relaxer n July 2011.


    Honestly, I would have started doing it at aboput 3-4 months post if I had thought about it sooner. I actually didn't start to braid my hair until about 7-8 months post. But again, you do NOT need to wait that long. The sooner, the better and easier.

    When I wash, it isnt as difficult as it use to be, also, the relaxed hair isn't fighting with it's natural state because the two are seperated.

    If you have time on your hands, I say try it! Let me know if it works.
  • longmanehairlongmanehair Posts: 21Registered Users
    lakei wrote: »
    This is beautiful. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.


    Thank you for your kind words!
  • JydalJydal Posts: 178Registered Users
    What a great idea! I am 2 mths in, will try that soon!!
  • TriMixDivaTriMixDiva Posts: 255Registered Users
    Thats a really good idea thanks for posting!
    TYPE: 3C
    Current State: Just bc'd but still growing out heat damage in the front that goes to the root
    High Density, Medium Porosity
    Length: Grazing SL curly with tons of layers
    Goal: MBL curly? 2019?
    Doing what I want when I want!