How long did you transition?

3nnyone3nnyone Posts: 13Registered Users
And how long was your hair when you BC'd. Pls include your hair type.


  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I transitioned for 23 months and I think 2 weeks or something and I when I BC'd my natural hair straight was a bit above my shoulders. My hair type is a mix of 3b/3c (mostly)/4a.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil


  • curlsr2funcurlsr2fun Banned Posts: 269Banned Users
    I transitioned for 2 years before i cut the off the heat trained hair. I don't do short hair. The transition period really sucked. I wore my hair mildly flat ironed and only wore it in protective styles for most of that period. It was worth it though my hair is very healthy now. My curly hair was a little past my collarbone when I cut off the rest of the heat trained hair. It was fun to see those first ends curl up. Hair type is 3c.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3c Hair

    Currently using: Kinky Curly Knot today leave-in and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    My hair is mostly 4a. I transitioned for 18 months. I went about my transition all wrong for the first 6 months (flat ironing roughly once a week), but then I learned to style my hair with heat-free methods (mostly buns, twistouts, and braidouts) from this website and youtube.

    I haven't straightened my hair since my early transition days. If I pull my hair straight, it reaches my collar bone. When I wear my hair in a twist out or wash and go...well, let me just say that shrinkage is a mutha :)


  • BrettyUBrettyU Posts: 930Registered Users
    Transitioned for 27 months, my hair was APL after I chopped. I'm another one who straightened throughout their transition so i had some damage. I decided to cut it again to collar bone length a few months later. I'm a pretty thorough mix of 3c/4a.
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    From last relaxer to big chop was 9 months
  • ShondadiniShondadini Posts: 205Registered Users
    I transitioned for 13mths and my hair was shoulder length when I bc'd. I was another one who did it all wrong at first. I was so used to flat ironing my hair once a week that I continued to do it for the couple of months. Then I discovered braid outs and the last few months I spent in box braids. Btw I'm 4a/b
  • curledlovecurledlove Posts: 444Registered Users
    I transitioned for about 18 months. My hair was about collar bone length when I cut off all the relaxed ends. I have 3c/4a WL hair that shrinks to about my shoulders.
    I made it! Tailbone length stretched, WL curly

    Teri Laflesh's book "Curly Like Me" sits on my desk and everytime I get frustrated and an impulse tells me to shave my head, I look at it in hopes that one day my hair will graze the top of my butt.



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