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I just did the big chop :D

sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
At my boyfriend's house.
Sitting right next to him.
Lasted only like 20 minutes.
I thought I would need his help, but I didn't.

It was awesome. It only took me about 20 minutes to finish. I transitioned for about a week shy of 31 months. It was extremely unplanned. I just thought, "why not?" When I was done, he said "you're beautiful" then I boldly walked out of the house to go to the store.

Tip to transitioners: You truly and honestly do NOT know your hair type until you BC. I thought I had a few 3C's and was mainly a mix of 4A/4B... Let's just say that I now just call myself a type 4 because I don't know what's going on up there.
TYPE 4 FINE/COARSE LOW POROSITY HIGH DENSITY
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

I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!

Comments

  • autumnduckyautumnducky Posts: 93Registered Users
    Congrats!! I think unplanned BCs are the best. & your bf is very accepting of your decision which make it even better!

    Pics please? c:
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  • IheartSummerIheartSummer Posts: 28Registered Users
    31 months?! Oh my gosh you have amazing patience. I have never had really short hair so BC'ing is a scary thought for me. I've only been transitioning for 5 months and I'm DYING to see my true curl pattern. I'm glad to hear you love it!
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Congrats!

    Slightly off topic: I think BCs often look terrific (including as they're growing out). Especially when the person has a nice head shape LOL

    Super short can be super cute ... even elegant and stunning IMO.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Please post a pic!!

    Congratulations that is a remarkable and beautiful thing.
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  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    Umm well, most of you are going to be discouraged ^____^;; Compared to other people, I don't think my hair grew so much. Either that or it's just a lot of shrinkage. Also, to be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% sure that I transitioned for exactly 31 months, but I know for a fact it's anywhere between 28-31 months. And, yes, it is kind of uneven. The front (when stretched) only reaches to my nose and the sides (when stretched) reach to about collar bone length. Please excuse my appearance in the pics. I was just getting ready for bed, wearing my grandma night gown. Better that than nothing, right?

    This is my hair right after I washed out my deep condition and put some shea butter in it.

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    Some ends are still straight...

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    And this is when it is completely dry and styled.

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    I'm not sure what my hair pattern is anymore. Sometimes I think 4A, then I think a mixture of 4A/4B, then 4C. Now, I just gave up and call it "type 4" hair. I'm happy with that :)

    Anywho, good to anyone else transitioning!! Hang in there! It was fun :D
    TYPE 4 FINE/COARSE LOW POROSITY HIGH DENSITY
    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

    I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!
  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    Congrats hun!!! I had a long transition too this time around, love my curls, an impromptu BC sounds so cool!! Enjoy and have fun : )


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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    LOL No need to apologize for your pics. Your hair is terrific :D

    I know some people put a lot of emphasis on length, but IMO beautiful hair is natural, well-cared for hair.
  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    Thank you so much ladies :D I'm glad it's over.

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    TYPE 4 FINE/COARSE LOW POROSITY HIGH DENSITY
    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

    I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!
  • Oats22Oats22 Posts: 48Registered Users
    Sad to see you leaving the long term transitioners board, but SO HAPPY to see you here! Your hair is just beautiful! Congratulations on your big chop, sakiohma! Keep us updated on your hair journey, I hope it's great!
    Last Relaxer: July 6th, 2012, approx 1:30pm.
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  • sakiohmasakiohma Posts: 104Registered Users
    Thank you so much ^___^ Good luck on your journey!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using CurlTalk App
    TYPE 4 FINE/COARSE LOW POROSITY HIGH DENSITY
    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

    I :love1:Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage, Camille Rose!