Transition Styles worries

TmochavaTmochava Posts: 40Registered Users
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.

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  • bambiibambii Posts: 28Registered Users
    Dont manipulate the ends after you take out the braid out. If you want a big look just use a pick (afro comb) and lift the roots and poke at them ( hope you understand). Try not to put in product ,especially wet product after you take out the braids also
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  • AfroTightTAfroTightT Posts: 6Registered Users
    does anyone know if wearing wigs during transitioning will cause hair loss or damage?
  • laleepop14laleepop14 Posts: 23Registered Users
    Im transitioning also and Im going to tell you what I have done in regards of transitioning hairstyles. My first attempt was a braid out, which came out horrible.. I looked like I stuck my hand in the socket and it was very frizzy...LOL.. I put a whole bunch of little braids on my head with rods on the end...

    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...
  • laleepop14laleepop14 Posts: 23Registered Users
    AfroTightT wrote: »
    does anyone know if wearing wigs during transitioning will cause hair loss or damage?

    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....
  • TmochavaTmochava Posts: 40Registered Users
    laleepop14 wrote: »
    Im transitioning also and Im going to tell you what I have done in regards of transitioning hairstyles. My first attempt was a braid out, which came out horrible.. I looked like I stuck my hand in the socket and it was very frizzy...LOL.. I put a whole bunch of little braids on my head with rods on the end...

    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 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.
  • TmochavaTmochava Posts: 40Registered Users
    AfroTightT wrote: »
    does anyone know if wearing wigs during transitioning will cause hair loss or damage?

    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.
  • FunkyCurlGurlFunkyCurlGurl Posts: 264Registered Users
    Tmochava wrote: »
    AfroTightT wrote: »
    does anyone know if wearing wigs during transitioning will cause hair loss or damage?

    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.
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  • tdlowerytdlowery Posts: 4Registered Users
    Also, ensuring your hair is completely dry before taking it down will keep away the frizz as well.
  • Wild Curls Raquelle Wild Curls Raquelle Posts: 793Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think your braid out came out pretty good.
    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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