Incognito Transition w/ weave????

brittbritt Posts: 1Registered Users
Hello everyone,

I have been transitioning for four months and has been very hard. So hard, that i now have my hair in micro-twists but i know they have to come out. However, how long can i leave them in before my hair starts to seriously break?

And I have no idea how to wear my hair now because 90% is permed. And I do not want to cut it off. Once I take my microtwists out, can I just keep putting the weave back in my hair until a year? Thanks so much.

All the ladies here have beautiful hair by the way!! :)

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  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    You should be able to keep the braids in for 6-8 weeks. some people do 3 months. As long as your properly moisturize your hair then you should be fine. Many people use this method to wear braids for a year (not the same set of course :evil4: )
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  • TennsTenns Posts: 40Registered Users
    Britt, your deifnitely not alone. I have been transitioning for about 8 months and its recently become more difficult for me to deal with my hair. Its a complete 360 from the relaxed hair that I'm used to, and living in the South doesn't make it any easier. For the winter I plan on getting a sew-in as a protective style and to just give my hair a break. It will also be a confidence booster for me, since I haven't felt very confident since cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends. Don't get me wrong, I've never felt I needed long hair or straight hair to feel good about myself. I do however feel that hair should always look presentable and neat, mines ehhh...no so much right and I don't know what else to do with it. I completely understand your predicament and have some of the same questions about exactly how weave can be left in hair and when it should be switched out and such.
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  • cgardner4ucgardner4u Posts: 14Registered Users
    Tenns wrote: »
    Britt, your deifnitely not alone. I have been transitioning for about 8 months and its recently become more difficult for me to deal with my hair. Its a complete 360 from the relaxed hair that I'm used to, and living in the South doesn't make it any easier. For the winter I plan on getting a sew-in as a protective style and to just give my hair a break. It will also be a confidence booster for me, since I haven't felt very confident since cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends. Don't get me wrong, I've never felt I needed long hair or straight hair to feel good about myself. I do however feel that hair should always look presentable and neat, mines ehhh...no so much right and I don't know what else to do with it. I completely understand your predicament and have some of the same questions about exactly how weave can be left in hair and when it should be switched out and such.
    Hello Ladies!

    Braids or weaves are a safe alternative while transitioning. I've transitioned twice in my lifetime, the second time alternating weave styles and my own hair. I know with all the breakage and just not knowing what to do with your hair while it's in such a fragile state can be stressful but trust, the weave definitely helps. Just make sure you take sew-ins out not later than every three months. Take care of your weave like it was your own hair– there nothing worse than a raggedy weave LOL!

    And when you take the weaves out, be sure to give your own hair deep treatments and trim ends if needed – this will ensure optimum growth while your hair rests. Before you know it, the next time you take out your weave, you may be darn near your desired length.
  • TennsTenns Posts: 40Registered Users
    cgardner4u wrote: »
    Hello Ladies!

    Braids or weaves are a safe alternative while transitioning. I've transitioned twice in my lifetime, the second time alternating weave styles and my own hair. I know with all the breakage and just not knowing what to do with your hair while it's in such a fragile state can be stressful but trust, the weave definitely helps. Just make sure you take sew-ins out not later than every three months. Take care of your weave like it was your own hair– there nothing worse than a raggedy weave LOL!

    And when you take the weaves out, be sure to give your own hair deep treatments and trim ends if needed – this will ensure optimum growth while your hair rests. Before you know it, the next time you take out your weave, you may be darn near your desired length.

    Thanx girl! I plan on having mines in this first time around about 8 weeks. My hair tangles easily, so I don't wanna have the sew-in in any longer than that. You are so right about weave looking raggedy, it definitely has to be taken cared of like your own hair.
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