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VintageCurl- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 202111 Comments

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was a short term transitioner. I decided to go natural July ’07 and BC’ed Nov ’07. Once I saw those curls spring through I couldn’t wait. I know….Patience is a virtue, but it was worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I BC’d about 1 1/2 years ago. My initial reaction was “What in the world did I just do?” I had worn long relaxed hair most of my life and wasn’t sure I would adjust to the cut. That feeling didn’t last long. I was proudly sporting the new look in no time.

CN: What was your transition routine (products included)?
I made sure to deep condition my hair once a week during the transition stage. I was using Carol’s daughter products at the time because they had enough moisture for my low cut and they smelled soooo good. I also flat ironed my hair with the “Chi”. I wore my hair straight during the entire transition process.

CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
During my transition, I cut my hair into a tapered bob ( you know the original Rihanna hair cut from “Umbrella..ella..ella) ๐Ÿ™‚ I t was the perfect style for me to keep enough length while cutting off most of my relaxed ends.

CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Condition…Condition…Condition…. Oh yeah, did I mention Condition?

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
I started this journey due to much inspiration from other natural sistas. I was one of those girls who thought that relaxing my hair was a right of passage. At age 13 I was so excited to finally have straight hair. For the next 13 years, I watched my once naturally curly hair get more straight and fragile. It no longer curled when wet and stayed the same length for years. I got tired of dying and frying it just to look fierce, especially when God had blessed me with a “naturally fierce” head of hair. So thus the journey began. I got my last relaxer July 18, 2007. I transitioned for 4 months and got the big chop November 9, 2007 and haven’t looked back.

VintageCurl- A Story of Transition
VintageCurl- A Story of Transition
VintageCurl- A Story of Transition
VintageCurl- A Story of Transition

Ladies, I met this girl…she is even more beautiful in person…her hair is STUNNING! Check out her fotki: http://members.fotki.com/vintagecurl/about/

11 Comments

  • vintagecurl says:

    CurlyKye said…
    Girl, ROCK IT!!!! Question…Is your style in the last pic a wash n go or braid out? That’s where my length is now, and I’d love to be able to achieve that style.

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    It’s a wash and go with devacare one. I washed and conditioned and left a little conditioner in. To get it that big at used a hand dryer (Blowing the hair on warm setting). Thanks so much for the complement. I hope this helps. Let me know !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Your natural hair really enchances your beuty!

  • Dania says:

    Those post-BC pics are fierce!

  • CurlyKye says:

    Girl, ROCK IT!!!! Question…Is your style in the last pic a wash n go or braid out? That’s where my length is now, and I’d love to be able to achieve that style.

  • Anonymous says:

    SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  • Butterfly73 says:

    *straight face*
    You are my hair idol right now…lol
    your hair is so beautiful…Im so impatient right now wanting my hair to grow out…this is inspirational.
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your hair! Great Inspiration you transitioned about the same amt of time I did, so it’s nice to see the monthly shots and know if I keep my hair healthy I will have a good amt when I hit the one year mark.

  • Moi says:

    “Ladies, I met this girl…she is even more beautiful in person…”
    –is that possible?? lol She’s gorgeous!

  • Anonymous says:

    Keep going Bumble Bee I’ve been transitioning since April 2008. Let everyone saw what they want…

  • Brandi With An I says:

    Reading this made me feel a wholllle lot better about transitioning. I got my last relaxer in February and some people haven’t really been feeling what i’m trying to do, but I want to do this for ME so i’m gonna stick it out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • naturalhairesse says:

    Your hair is sooo FLY!! Rock that, VintageCurl. Oh and I totally agree…condition, condition, condition!

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