Tuesday, April 10

Transition Update: 20.5 Weeks Post Relaxer

Hey Hey Hey...hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Just thought I would give a brief update on my transition.
So, where do I start? Well, this doesn't really feel like a transition because it's easy breezy and I'm basically doing the same thing I have been doing all along.
The only thing that really changed is the way I wash my hair.As previously said, I detangle on "dry" hair, section my hair in these ponytails and wash my hair in them.  
My hair on 4.4 before washing

Other than that, I still roller-set once a month,  wear twists about 2 weeks out of the month and bun in between. I'm really itching for some single braids, but will hold out for the summer.
I have absolutely no desire to straighten my hair and my signature "out" styles are:

The braid and curl
Taken 4.8.12

And braid-outs
Taken 3.30.2012

Soon I will be giving myself a trim and I'm contemplating remaining at Arm Pit Length for the majority of my transition. I have about 2.5-3inches of new-growth with the most being in my crown. My nape's natural texture is very loose, but the rest of my natural hair is very tightly coiled. I play in my new-growth all the time, but still have no urges to big chop. I'm in this for the long haul!

10 comments:

  1. Easy breezy!!! You're doing an awesome job retaining that thickness too!!

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  2. I agree, the thickness is brilliant. It actually looks like you have more newgrowth than you actually have.

    Keep enjoying your stretch. I'm looking forward to the next update.

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    1. Thank you! My goal is to lose as little relaxed hair(due to breakage) as possible so I hope I maintain the thickness.

      Thanks again girl, I will be sure to keep everyone updated!

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  3. Glad your transition is going great for you. Loving the thickness as everyone else has stated!

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  4. That pic so reminds me of my childhood! I love following long term transitioners...glad its going super well for you!!!

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    1. Lol, I know right! That's how my mother used to do my hair when I was younger except she put in ribbons and clips.
      Thanks, girl!

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  5. Looking good! I cut the texlaxed parts after about 9 months, but then again I used to texlax once a year.

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