Transition Styles worries
Tmochava Registered Users Posts: 40
I recently did a braid out on my hair and have pretty mixed feelings about it. It came out pretty frizzy so I need to learn how to control the frizz. Any thoughts on how to control frizziness? You can check it out at www.youtube.com/tmochava, please tell me what you guys think of it. Also any advice on how I can make is smoother and more defined? I'm finding that I'm having a hard time with these transition styles. I think next I will try a twist out and a bantu knot out. But soon I think I will throw in a sow in just to leave it alone.
BC Due Date: Jam 30 2010
Oct 24 2009 - made henna and put in freezer for the day of my bc .. yes i know .. i prepare well in advance
My next hairstyle was about 6 or 7 cornrows going back with rods on the end. I liked this style much better than the little ones all over. I think that it wasn't as frizzy and it also lasted longer. I also used different products to seal in the moisture because my first try was very frizzy..
I would suggest maybe trying the cornrow idea or even bantu knots. I have yet to try them (bantu knots) but I love the way I have seen them look. Keep me updated and Ill do the same...
I have been wearing a half wig with my hair braided underneath and I love it!!! I have to say I have the same braids in for about 3 or 4 days or so...Making sure I moisturize them twice a day and sleep with a satin bonnet... Im trying to try new and different things before I put somemicros or a sewn in in my hair....
I think it looked a mess and it wasn't smooth at all. I think I will try Bantu knots. Today I was thinking about washing and trying a twist out hoping for better results. I'll definitely keep you updated on how it comes out.
Wigs are actually great, they protect your hair. I wear half wigs because I don't like the look of whole wigs unless they have bangs. To answer your question they shouldn't cause hair loss of damage as long as you braid your hair underneath and keep it moisturized.
@AfroTightT - Wigs are a great alternative, especially in winter, but you'll want to be careful about wearing wigs for extended periods of time, because both the stocking caps (if you wear them under the wig) and the combs on wigs can rub your hair (particularly the edges) out.
"when I feel her jump up and dance / I hear the music! my God / i'm talking about my nappy hair!"
- Lucille Clifton, "Homage to my Hair."
Here are some things you need to remember your hair texture and thickness will play a role in how big your hair is. Make sure your hair is dry when you take it down. What products are you using in your hair?
When I transitioned I would do my braid out (and still do) on wet hair and let air dry over night. After washing I left a little bit of condish in and then a moisturizer (a different condish). I would apply a leave-in ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]KCKT[/buylink]) then I either cornrowed it did big box braids. I seal the ends of my hair with shea butter. In the morning I re-apply shea to the ends and then unravel in the morning and carefully separate the braids. I also sleep on a satin pillowcase with a silk scarf.
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