should I get a BC?

keroppi_keroppi_ Posts: 23Registered Users
I'm really thinking about getting a BC, 'cause the whole double texture is KILLING me. My growth is around the 2 inches, but I really don't know if it would go with my face. Any suggestions?



  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's hard for me to see double texture in those shots, but your hair looks good and it doesn't look puffy. I'm all in favor of root volume anyway. I think you should keep transitioning like this, maybe do a mini-chop.
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  • keroppi_keroppi_ Posts: 23Registered Users
    don't I wish my hair looks like that :wink:


    My hair is such a rebel. I don't know how to handle it anymore
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That new growth needs moisture and deep treatments. A lot of transitioners like ORS replenishing pak but I've never tried. You may also want to try the carmel treament either purchased (E'tae products) or homemade (easy to make). Do a forum search (topics) for carmel treatment or caramel treament. Or just mix honey and EVOO.
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  • keroppi_keroppi_ Posts: 23Registered Users
    Thank you! I'm gonna look around for DT recipes :)
  • mozekemozeke Posts: 480Registered Users
    keroppi_ wrote: »
    Thank you! I'm gonna look around for DT recipes :)

    Hey, your hair looks really nice. I totally understand about the two textures thing. Initially, I was going to transition for a year, then it got cut to 6 months. I ended up doing my own BC at about 5 and half months. I just could not take it any longer. Plus with all the support and love I got from the ladies here it just felt right. I agree with above posts. Tons of moisture. I swear to you it's the key and deep treatments help a lot. BC when it feels right. Trust you'll know when it's time.

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  • NikStarNikStar Posts: 158Registered Users
    You're pretty!!! Of course a TWA would look good on you! Just think it through. Once you're there, there's no turning back!
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  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    keroppi, I used to think I was gonna go insane when I was transitioning LOL I think you should cut it whenever you feel ready. If you don't mind having 2 inches of natural hair then go for it. If you're like me and hate super short hair, then moisturize like Suburbanbushbabe said and give it a few more months.
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  • Flower princessFlower princess Posts: 608Registered Users
    As mariag said do it if you feel ready if not then you must get used to it for a while the tips that were given are just ok.I know it isn't easy too transition but good luck :)
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  • keroppi_keroppi_ Posts: 23Registered Users
    I think I'll wait until july or something. So for the meanwhile I'll just concentrate on conditioning, conditioning and conditioning.

    Thanks a lot for all the help! You're awesome! :thumbleft:
  • Auburn SunsetAuburn Sunset Posts: 160Registered Users
    I'm transitioning as well and yes moisture is key to avoid a lot of breakage. I plan on a BC in Dec. 2009 but I have been making little trims for now and it seems to work ok. Just remember to protect your relaxed ends. I think you could rock any style w/ that cute face of yours.

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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    A big chop might be liberating, but if you're not sure, then you might want to wait.

    If you decide to chop, make sure you find someone who understands your hair texture and what would look best for your face shape.

    Otherwise, you may just want to cut a little at a time until it all grows out. (That's what I'm doing.)

    My last relaxer was in Nov '07. My hair overall is several inches past shoulder-length, but it looks kinda weird with the two textures.

    Like the other ladies have mentioned... whatever your decision, moisturize, deep treatments, condition then condition some more! :glasses9:
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  • iheartniayaiheartniaya Posts: 10Registered Users
    Girl cut it off its summer time. Let it go. Just get a pair of large hoop earing, and rock a short and sporty look. Its cute, i did it!
  • teshonteshon Posts: 1,127Registered Users
    I would say not to rush into a BC. I've BC'ed several times, but I loooove short hair. My hair has been as short as half an inch. It will be a dramatic change, so depending on your preference(length) try to hang in there for as long as you can.
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  • GeminiSignGeminiSign Posts: 156Registered Users
    I agree with teshon don't rush into it. It's a big change. Unless you're ready... then go for it!
    Woo!! I did the Big Chop!


    I didn't like it at first, but now I pretty much love it. :] I'm currently protective styling to get to shoulder length ASAP, so I don't get to enjoy it that much :dontknow:

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