New to transition

MscurlsMscurls Posts: 9Registered Users
Hello this whole process is new to me but I'm so excited to go natural. I have been contemplating for the last six months because I was nervous on how to take care of my how in this process. However, Im officially one month in transition. I have several questions .

1) When is it a good time to stop putting direct heat in my hair such as using flat iron.
2) What are some names of good vitamins to take b/c currently I'm taking one a day vitamins
3) Since I have no clue about my curl pattern what hair products should I use.

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  • anissafersureanissafersure Posts: 255Registered Users
    Congrats on your choice to become natural! I just finished transitioning & it's an amazing feeling (: now to answer your questions...

    1.) Stop using heat asap! Flat ironing/ blow drying doesn't benefit your hair at all. You'll just end up damaging your hair even more. It can also cause you to lose your natural curl pattern in your new growth due to heat damage.

    2.) A good vitamin that I've been hearing a lot of positive feed back about is Spring Valley Biotin vitamins for hair, skin, and nails. So many people have been saying that their hair has gotten longer and healthier after using these vitamins.

    3.) It's hard to say what products are good for your hair since everyone is different. But the Shea Moisture line is excellent, specifically their curl enhancing smoothie. Another good hair line is Organix, I love all of their Moroccan oil products. Those are the 2 products I've been using in my hair lately, and I have 3C curls.

    Good luck on your hair journey!
  • WillowSheaCurlsWillowSheaCurls Posts: 2Registered Users
    I'm going to try and answer your questions
    1.:shock: OK you should not even be worrying about heat at all. Especially when your transitioning.If you want straight silky hair try a wash and set with no direct heat.

    2. I don't really know any essential vitamins sorry

    3. You don't have to use hair products to find out your curl pattern. Instead wash your hair and let it air dry (don't add any products) when your hair is dry from root to tip inspect your hair.

    Don't listen to what anyone else says:lurk:
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Stop using heat today, every time you flat iron you damage your hair potentially weakening your curl pattern.

    Supplements do not substitute for a poor or imbalanced diet: eat a wide variety of nutrient, dense anti inflammatory wholefoods and you won't need pills. You can do more harm than good randomly supplementing individual micronutrients or small groups, since they work synergistically and in opposition. If you want to take a complete multi-vitamin and multi-mineral as an insurance policy go ahead, any brand is fine as long as it contains all the essential nutrients - some of the cheap ones are low in magnesium for some reason. Be sure you are getting plenty of essential fatty acids from oily fish.
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  • WillowSheaCurlsWillowSheaCurls Posts: 2Registered Users
    I'm going to try and answer your questions
    1.:shock: OK you should not even be worrying about heat at all. Especially when your transitioning.If you want straight silky hair try a wash and set with no direct heat.

    2. I don't really know any essential vitamins sorry

    3. You don't have to use hair products to find out your curl pattern. Instead wash your hair and let it air dry (don't add any products) when your hair is dry from root to tip inspect your hair.

    Don't listen to what anyone else says:lurk:
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Stop using heat immediately. I heat styled my hair for 11 months of my 12 & a half transition & the curl pattern in the front is wrecked. It's slowly coming back slowly, but when it dries its hard. You're only one month into your transition stop the heat now. If you want to wear your hair curly, start looking for products that are made for curly hair. Can't make any recommendations for products because I have type 3 hair as well.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't know about vitamins though. Sorry.
  • MscurlsMscurls Posts: 9Registered Users
    Thanks everyone for the great advice and I will stop using heat now
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're welcome. As far as styling, try Bantu knots or a perm rod set.
  • Kimley13Kimley13 Posts: 46Registered Users
    Today was my first time washing and and styling my hair. I will say I used a blow dryer with a concentrator with medium heat and Tresemme heat protector on my roots but my hair was not bone straight.

    I cannot recommend any supplements. I tried taking biotin and had a terrible reaction to it. Now I just make sure I eat healthier and drink more water than I used to drink.

    As far as products are concerned it's pretty much trial and error. However since you are newly transitioning I would recommend using the same products that you currently use since you still have more relaxed hair than natural hair.

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  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    1.As soon as possible, (I used it the entire time, breakage was kinda bad but still maintained six inches of growth in a year)
    2.Hairinfinity
    3.Sulfate Free Stuff.. i liked loreal (ever line)& their new line its red called triple resistan spray,, and try anti breakage masks, I also loved dove Nutrioil line

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  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • MscurlsMscurls Posts: 9Registered Users
    Thanks I have heard of hair finity from my coworker so I might try it
  • allnaturalgirl1allnaturalgirl1 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hello all I am only about two months in but seeing great promise (so far) I keep my relaxed and new growth in twist out styles seems to work for new growth and relaxed hair for me. I have a question because I do not want major breakage. Is it ok to twist my hair every night or should I let it rest loosely for a few days? I just do not want it to tangle up to much. :confused2:
  • MscurlsMscurls Posts: 9Registered Users
    Since I'm new to this transition process I tend to twist or braid my hair every night. If I don't twist it then I noticed that my hair get tangled again

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