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What is your transitioning style?

anonymous_114091anonymous_114091 Posts: 126Registered Users
I'm mostly utilizing curl sets. Usually I just put six or more braids or twists in my hair and put rollers on them at night. Then in the morning I unravel, fluff, and usually put my hair in a banana clamp. I've also done Bantu knot outs and bunned styles. I tried box braids but I couldn't stand the weight of them. Gave me headaches. So, what are your transitioning styles?
*BIG CHOP: September 22, 2012* :afro:
*Last Relaxer: April 15, 2012* :p



  • trawls20trawls20 Posts: 8Registered Users
    I'm starting to do twist outs n I plan on plaiting my hair soon how did your bantu knots come? Mine came out horrible like a fro

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  • newseasonnewseason Posts: 98Registered Users
    Twist outs are what work for me. I started with braidouts, which worked for a while but then stopped acting right. So no I do twistouts and twist n curls.
  • newseasonnewseason Posts: 98Registered Users
    My Bantu knots also came out horrible so haven't tried them since
  • anonymous_114091anonymous_114091 Posts: 126Registered Users
    trawls20 wrote: »
    I'm starting to do twist outs n I plan on plaiting my hair soon how did your bantu knots come? Mine came out horrible like a fro

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    When I do Bantu knots I always start with hair that is slightly damp, either after washing or after moisturizing. Some people even use shea butter or gel, depending on their hair. I try not to make the knots too small or too large and I make sure to place two or three knots at the crown of my head so my hair doesn't look flat. It definitely takes practice to get a good Bantu knot out. I watched YouTube videos until I got it right.
    *BIG CHOP: September 22, 2012* :afro:
    *Last Relaxer: April 15, 2012* :p

  • SCarrinSCarrin Posts: 160Registered Users
    During my first 12 months I did a lot of bantu knots and flat twist outs. I always had emergency half wigs on the side too, LOL.

    Now I do a lot of twist and twist outs.

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  • hippiedollhippiedoll Posts: 398Registered Users
    I mainly do braid outs with a couple of buns thrown in. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I'm going to keep my hair braided up for 2 weeks
    Products I'm currently :love10::
    • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
    • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
    • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
    • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
    Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask :love5:
    Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
    6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !! :occasion9:
  • jayellejayelle Posts: 15Registered Users
    I did bantu knot outs on dry hair all the time with leave in conditioner. It worked for me. I tried twist outs and braid outs but they just weren't doing it for me. sometimes I would press my hair but I was lucky enough to not get heat damage back then. Good luck with your transition ladies, if you're trying long term it's definitely worth the wait. If you plan on big chopping, rock your TWA with confidence!
  • DeeinKCDeeinKC Posts: 43Registered Users
    My go-to is roller sets and sitting under my hood dryer (basically gives me a straight look w/ lots of body). I haven't had luck with braid-outs. I'm almost one year post-relaxer, so I have more natural hair to work with so I'm hoping that I'll be able to have success with twist outs, braid-outs, etc.
    Last relaxer: September 2011
    Follow my progress on my transition blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturallycurlyjourney.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • MusicbutterflyMusicbutterfly Posts: 51Registered Users
    Roller sets, twist outs, braidouts, bantu knot-outs, buns, Senegalese twists, wigs

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  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    "fluff" bangs, buns/ponytails, and pretty head wraps. For some odd reason, braid outs and twist outs don't work on me.

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    TRANSITIONED: Since Dec 23, 2010 (I think...)
    BC DATE: July 23, 2013 (about 31 months)
    7/23/13 :: SL
    1/9/14 :: CBL
    5/13/14 :: APL

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  • anonymous_114091anonymous_114091 Posts: 126Registered Users
    I've recently started implementing the tension method to my routine to stretch my new growth without using curl sets. I only use low heat with my blow dryer when I'm applying tension to each section.
    *BIG CHOP: September 22, 2012* :afro:
    *Last Relaxer: April 15, 2012* :p

  • NaeShelleNaeShelle Posts: 49Registered Users
    Braids & bantu-knot outs work best for me.

    Due to an incident with stress (read: whenever I'd get nervous or stressed, I'd literally pull my hair from out of my head), my whole left back side is short, natural hair, so, anything that involves pulling my hair up is almost "out of the question" due to the strange look.
    December 21, 2011 - Last Relaxer
    April 1, 2012 - Transitioning Began
    March 30, 2013 - Big Chopped

    High Density. Medium-Low Porosity. Kinky. Shoulder Length.

    *Excuse my Texas.

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