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Going Natural- New growth is 3C!!

Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
How do I take care of my new growth. I looked yesterday and my new growth is a 3C. I am so excited. That is even more a reason to go natural. I LOVE curly hair!! :D So... what do I do first?


Chelci

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  • CDRWCDRW Posts: 177Registered Users
    I'm doing the same thing!
    From what I"ve been reading on these boards and other forums, is to keep the new growth moisturized to prevent hair breakage where the relaxed and natural hair is. Also, to keep hair up in a bun.

    Detanglin in the shower has been a real pain for me lately! Makes me want to relax just to ease my detangling woes. I'm hanging in there though! :)
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  • PortaePortae Posts: 337Registered Users
    I have a question for you. Why is the discovery that your hair is 3c "even more reason to go natural?" I'm asking because I think a lot of us get bogged down with having the "right kind" of natural hair when we make the decision to go natural. The transition has to begin inside your head before you worry about what's on it.

    That being said, you should try to avoid overmanipulating your new growth as this will lead to breakage at the line of demarcation. The easiest and healthiest way to to manage it and go natural is to cut off all of the relaxed hair and start fresh. It may seem drastic, but it really is the best option for a variety of reasons. Then you can stop worrying about maintaining two textures and just have fun with your newly found curls.
  • CDRWCDRW Posts: 177Registered Users
    Portae makes a good point.
    I'm going natural only because I am sick and tired of using a hair relaxer in my hair every 6 weeks.
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    CDRW wrote:
    I'm doing the same thing!
    From what I"ve been reading on these boards and other forums, is to keep the new growth moisturized to prevent hair breakage where the relaxed and natural hair is. Also, to keep hair up in a bun.

    Detanglin in the shower has been a real pain for me lately! Makes me want to relax just to ease my detangling woes. I'm hanging in there though! :)

    Thank you for the tip. I make sure to put conditioner on my hair before I detangle in the shower. It helps a lot to have some type of slip in your hair. Keep hanging in there. You don't want to go back!

    Chelci
  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    Portae wrote:
    I have a question for you. Why is the discovery that your hair is 3c "even more reason to go natural?" I'm asking because I think a lot of us get bogged down with having the "right kind" of natural hair when we make the decision to go natural. The transition has to begin inside your head before you worry about what's on it.

    That being said, you should try to avoid overmanipulating your new growth as this will lead to breakage at the line of demarcation. The easiest and healthiest way to to manage it and go natural is to cut off all of the relaxed hair and start fresh. It may seem drastic, but it really is the best option for a variety of reasons. Then you can stop worrying about maintaining two textures and just have fun with your newly found curls.

    The discovery of me having 3C hair is a better reason for me to go natural because I love curls. My hair could have been "nappy" or "curly" and I wouldn't have cared. As long as it was natural. I was happy because I really like curls. Especially after seeing what my grandmother's natural hair looks like.

    I know the so called "best" thing is to cut off my relaxed ends but I don't want to. We lose so many hairs a day that I think I will be okay without cutting my hair. I'm not saying that I won't trim.

    I do moisturize and keep my hair in protective styles from the cold and I wear it up. I think that is the best thing to do and what is healthy for it.


    Chelci
  • Curly1908Curly1908 Posts: 192Registered Users
    CTH3989 wrote:
    How do I take care of my new growth. I looked yesterday and my new growth is a 3C. I am so excited. That is even more a reason to go natural. I LOVE curly hair!! :D So... what do I do first?


    Chelci

    How many weeks are you post-relaxer? It took about 6 months and patches of virgin hair (no relaxed ends) for me to determine my hair "type" and even now, it still defies the typing system. :lol: My new growth appeared to be 1b/2a in the beginning.

    I'm saying this because I work with 3 women who began transitioning thinking that they would have type 3 hair and when it became apparent that they did not (~3 months post relaxer), they decided to perm again. :( In summary, don't get preoccupied with hair type or you'll never learn to appreciate your true hair texture.

    Do little manipulation to your hair--buns, rod sets, etc are your friends. Detangling is going to be a chore--get used to it. Do tons of deep conditioning. HTH!
    Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
    mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
    Nappy...and oh-so happy :)
  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    I am 4 months post. It will be 5 months on Tuesday. I will be sure not to get to preoccupied with my new growth. Thanks for the tip.


    Chelci
  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    Also, I just want to add that you really won't know for sure your hair type till you cut your relaxed ends off.. having relaxed hair with the curly hair is inhibiting your natural hair to finish it's curl...does that make sense? So once you cut off your relaxed ends.. you'll see how curly your hair truly is.. I hope that makes sense.. and then there are those who have scab hair which is completely different than your natural hair.. I had that and ALOT of it..and it came out(continued to grow out) for quite a while...not everyone gets that though..you are lucky if you don't..it's totally gross!!! Anyway, that's great if you think you'll be a 3c.. that's what I am..but you might wind up being a 4a.. just because your hair isn't able to finish it's curl with the relaxed ends on there... I hope all that makes sense..

    Good luck on the rest of your transition!!!!
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  • CATalpaCATalpa Posts: 28Registered Users
    what is scab hair?
    Ive never seen it but ive heard the term browsing the froum??????
    Is it really disgusting???? :shock:
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  • superstarsuperstar Posts: 13Registered Users
    Portae wrote:
    I have a question for you. Why is the discovery that your hair is 3c "even more reason to go natural?" I'm asking because I think a lot of us get bogged down with having the "right kind" of natural hair when we make the decision to go natural. The transition has to begin inside your head before you worry about what's on it.

    That being said, you should try to avoid overmanipulating your new growth as this will lead to breakage at the line of demarcation. The easiest and healthiest way to to manage it and go natural is to cut off all of the relaxed hair and start fresh. It may seem drastic, but it really is the best option for a variety of reasons. Then you can stop worrying about maintaining two textures and just have fun with your newly found curls.

    I would just like to cosign on Portae's post. She brings up some very good issues.
  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    CATalpa wrote:
    what is scab hair?
    Ive never seen it but ive heard the term browsing the froum??????
    Is it really disgusting???? :shock:

    Yes, it's disgusting..LOL Here is a thread from the transitioning board where we were talking about it a while ago....

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    Hope that helps!!
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  • Curly1908Curly1908 Posts: 192Registered Users
    RushGirl wrote:
    CATalpa wrote:
    what is scab hair?
    Ive never seen it but ive heard the term browsing the froum??????
    Is it really disgusting???? :shock:

    Yes, it's disgusting..LOL Here is a thread from the transitioning board where we were talking about it a while ago....

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    Hope that helps!!

    Ohhhhh...I forgot about scab hair...I had that mess at the front, crown, and the back (on the right) of my head...yuck! :shock:

    I also forgot to add, that if you start experiencing a ton of breakage...do a mini-chop and a protein treatment...oh, and wash your hair in sections in a downward motion. And become a responsible product junkie. 8)
    Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
    mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
    Nappy...and oh-so happy :)
  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    RushGirl wrote:
    Also, I just want to add that you really won't know for sure your hair type till you cut your relaxed ends off.. having relaxed hair with the curly hair is inhibiting your natural hair to finish it's curl...does that make sense? So once you cut off your relaxed ends.. you'll see how curly your hair truly is.. I hope that makes sense.. and then there are those who have scab hair which is completely different than your natural hair.. I had that and ALOT of it..and it came out(continued to grow out) for quite a while...not everyone gets that though..you are lucky if you don't..it's totally gross!!! Anyway, that's great if you think you'll be a 3c.. that's what I am..but you might wind up being a 4a.. just because your hair isn't able to finish it's curl with the relaxed ends on there... I hope all that makes sense..

    Good luck on the rest of your transition!!!!

    That did make sense and thank you for your help. I'm not going to do the BC so I am going to take good care of my hair and keep it moisturized so it doesn't break. Thanks for your help.

    Chelci
  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    Just to make sure I've got this right this right, scab hair is rough, brittle hair, that comes up after transitioning? I read the link that one of you gave me and I couldn't get to the other links at LongHairCare. Thanks for the help.


    Chelci
  • AmberWavesAmberWaves Posts: 231Registered Users

    Ohhhhh...I forgot about scab hair...I had that mess at the front, crown, and the back (on the right) of my head...yuck! :shock:

    I also forgot to add, that if you start experiencing a ton of breakage...do a mini-chop and a protein treatment...oh, and wash your hair in sections in a downward motion. And become a responsible product junkie. 8)

    :lol: LOLOLOL!!! Is there such a thing??
    AmberWaves
    3c/4a
  • Curly1908Curly1908 Posts: 192Registered Users
    AmberWaves wrote:

    Ohhhhh...I forgot about scab hair...I had that mess at the front, crown, and the back (on the right) of my head...yuck! :shock:

    I also forgot to add, that if you start experiencing a ton of breakage...do a mini-chop and a protein treatment...oh, and wash your hair in sections in a downward motion. And become a responsible product junkie. 8)

    :lol: LOLOLOL!!! Is there such a thing??

    My inner child says "yes" :D
    Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
    mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
    Nappy...and oh-so happy :)
  • AfroCurlsAfroCurls Posts: 117Registered Users
    Like someone else said, don't get too excited until you cut the perm off.

    When I started growing my relaxer out, I was geeked because I thought I would have these loose ringlets everywhere, but when I cut my hair off, my curl was a lot tighter than I thought. My mom has real loose big curls, which I thought I'd have, but my curls are real tiny and thick. I love them, though!
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  • msgdfx1msgdfx1 Posts: 106Registered Users
    I have to agree. I did the big chop thing about a year ago. My hair was so short. Probably 1" long. And, as I am getting more length, I am discovering how my hair actually is in terms of texture and curl. I am pleased, however, because I think that my hair is healthier than when it was relaxed. And, I got rid of the scab hair once all of the relaxer was gone.
    3C and natural for 5 years:angel10:.
  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    AmberWaves wrote:

    Ohhhhh...I forgot about scab hair...I had that mess at the front, crown, and the back (on the right) of my head...yuck! :shock:

    I also forgot to add, that if you start experiencing a ton of breakage...do a mini-chop and a protein treatment...oh, and wash your hair in sections in a downward motion. And become a responsible product junkie. 8)

    :lol: LOLOLOL!!! Is there such a thing??

    LOL..yah, look both ways before crossing the street on your way to buy products..LMAO!! and make sure you put your credit card back in your wallet after buying something online..lol
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  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    CTH3989 wrote:
    Just to make sure I've got this right this right, scab hair is rough, brittle hair, that comes up after transitioning? I read the link that one of you gave me and I couldn't get to the other links at LongHairCare. Thanks for the help.


    Chelci

    Yah, scab hair is rough, disgusting hair.. not sure how brittle it is...but nothing will absorb in that hair.. one or two things worked for my scab hair for a short amount of time.. like hour-wise..for a couple of hours..but that's it..it's gross and it feels gross... it's really frizzy too.. I wouldn't go out w/o a hat on for a LONG LONG time.. the whole back of my hair was scab hair and it was coming out of my head for a LONG time...

    you can go to www.longhaircareforum.com and just do a search for "scab hair" and you should come up with more threads... hope that helps..
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  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Posts: 120Registered Users
    Thank you very much ladies. You have been a big help.


    Chelci