A not so great transition :(

IAmBlessedIAmBlessed Registered Users Posts: 3
So I decided to transition July 6th of this year after already have been post relaxed for 2-3 months. Now, of course I was a YouTube fanatic looking at all the transitioners and naturals, I had seen some vloggers transition for 2 years before BC and some just taking it off once they made that initial decision! For me, I had set a goal to transition for 6 months and then I would cut the relax ends, BUT...my hair was breaking and shedding like CRAZY! I started using better products for my hair, I started putting it into protective styles, but it kept breaking and breaking at the demarcation (hopefully I got that correct) line! I even tried the transitioning kits :( and that was a big epic fail..so unfortunately for me I did not want to go around looking crazy and 8/20/12 I decided to BC! I took my scissors and went to work! I'm not going to say I felt relieved or exhilarated, but I was super happy in starting over and loving this curl/coils like never before. I am writing this thread to shed light to ppl who might have went through the same thing as me or are going through the same thing as myself, it is okay that maybe 2-3 months into your transition that your hair is acting funny, but the most important thing to do is pay close attention to how your hair is reacting during your transition stage. I see soooooooo many women who tell me they were transitioning for 9-12months and they had to cut more hair off then anticipated! So if you are having trouble with shedding and sever breakage, my advice would be to consult a stylist who specializes in natural hair to get an update on how your hair is performing! Be blessed and if you have any questions, let me know! :flower:


  • fefe912fefe912 Registered Users Posts: 570
    I so feel you on that. I planned to transition for a year, but with breakage and annoyance with the two different textures I got frustrated and went on and chopped lol. Took me a little while to get used to it, but once I did wooo it was like a breath of fresh air discovering curls/coils that I never knew i had.
  • PearlsForCurlsPearlsForCurls Registered Users Posts: 86
    Amen sister. I planned on transitioning a year. Cut it off all seven months post haha. Best decision ever. Ignore the signature, clearly isn't updated -___-
    Transitioned from Dec 2011-Jul 2012

    Now fully natural!:thumbright:

    One year anniversary: Dec 28, 2012

    Curl Type: The type that curls kinkily.
    Products: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Condit., Coconut Oil

    "Wait, I'm doing it wrong!"
  • mycurlytressesmycurlytresses Registered Users Posts: 275
    I last relaxed June 24th and planned to transition until December. I only made it one month and did the big chop 07/24/12. The two textures were doing me in and my hair looked like a hot mess.


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    3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width


  • SweetummsSweetumms Registered Users Posts: 37
    I did not do the big chop. I transitioned for a year then cut the last off in oct. 2011, but I wanted to say that you are correct in stating that many long transitioners have to cut off more than anticipated. During my long transition I tended to straighten form time to time to make dealing with it easier and blend the two textures so I had some added heat damage to get rid of.
    3b/c with some 4a in the middle of crown and back, medium to high porosity, frizzy, thirsty hair!

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