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KeetaRay- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 202124 Comments

Ladies, meet KeetaRay. A 2008 transitioner with a head full of lovely kinks and curls!
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CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I guess you could consider it long-term. I went 8 months. My last perm was March 2008 and I did my BC in November 2008 with about 4 inches of new growth. I wanted to have a little bit of hair to work with.

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
November 2008. I was “shocked” for a few minutes, but I put my headband and wore my little fro and LOVED it ever since.

CN: What was your transition routine (products included)?
I did full sew-in weaves, or slicked-back low ponytails/buns until my BC. I read about the effects of heat damage and opted not to straighten too much during my transition. I used the same products as when I was completely relaxed (Biosilk hair products).

CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
The low bun I wore, I loved!! That was my fave, and the EASIEST to maintain.

CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Honestly… I am not sure if I did anything extra as far as moisturizing. Surprisingly, I didn’t have much breakage, though. I styled my hair the same as when I had a perm, just used less heat.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
I was tired of getting relaxers, looking like everyone else and feeling like my God-given hair was “unpretty”. I wanted to accept myself for who I was, naturally. I haven’t regretted going natural since the day I did it.

After BC in November 2008
KeetaRay- A Story of Transition
TODAY!

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Keeta, you might as well get back on in here and tell us how you do your twist-outs and what you use! Inquiring minds want to know!!!

Fotki!

24 Comments

  • CashmereKinks says:

    i love your hair. thanks for telling us what you use for twistouts… i'm a transitioning coily on the search for the best products for twistouts when i become natural. and i must say… your twist is gorgeous

  • Anonymous says:

    Skeeter love the hair!!!!I'm so proud of my Skeeter breaking out with her new look!!!! Hope to see ya soon!—-Reet

  • so1913 says:

    Loooove it!!!

  • tryn2figureitout says:

    Thank you KeetaRay 😉 I was lost yesterday when I clicked on the link lol

  • KeetaRay says:

    Hi again 🙂 I should mention, you have to be a Fotki member to view the albums (i.e. have a login) – I did that for privacy reasons. After you login, you can view all albums with no problem.

  • Anonymous says:

    I tried to log on to the fotki page but nothing is coming up under the albums. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Anonymous says:

    Love you Keetie Peetie Weetie! Oh yeah, and your hurr too! You know who this is..

  • LovintheBlessin says:

    I'm trying to figure out how you got that much growth in a year! go girl!

  • KeetaRay says:

    Aww you ladies are so sweet and too kind!!! Thanks sooo much! Yes! I do have a fotki 🙂 You can search "KeetaRay" on www.fotki.com OR you can go here: www.fotki.com/tayah97 — I show you in my albums how I do my 2 strand twists.
    My routine is basically this: co-wash with Suave Tropical coconut conditioner, apply KC Knot Today leave-in, and I twist using shea butter and olive oil mixed in. Sometimes I'll substitute the olive oil with coconut oil. I do about 12-15 twists all around and let it air dry overnight. In the morning I unravel and apply some hair oil (right now I'm using Kemi Oyl – love it!) and style however I like. Hope that helps!! Many more details/pics in my Fotki!!

    Thanks so much CurlyNikki for featuring me!!!! I appreciate that.

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous hair…it looks so healthly 😉 What is Fotki?

  • Luvbenet-- says:

    Hey Keeta Ray!!!!!!!!!! Lovin' those cute pics of you!!!!! I want you to do MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Just type in keetaray. She has a Fotki. And a very nice one at that!

  • Hue Reviews says:

    i love the twists!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Yes, I agree, your twist out is Fiyah! Do share.

  • Carmel Stacks says:

    Too cute! I want to try the 2nd style so details please! 🙂

  • Kerr-Ann Dempster says:

    her hair is hot

  • ChyeahBella says:

    very cute hairstyle!
    hey nikki y havent u added me on twitter yet

  • Serenity3-0 says:

    Looks like we always want to see the fotki. Your style is pretty! Looks like a lot of growth in a short time.

  • jettiemae says:

    Yes, inquiring minds want to know! Your hair is the bizness! I love your hair in these photos – especially the "TODAY!" shots. If you don't mind sharing, I'd be very interested in learning how you achieved your style in the 2nd picture 🙂

  • DeeDee Louise says:

    beautiful hair

  • Anonymous says:

    Love it! Umm…Fotki? You know the drill! Lol.

  • Kweenie says:

    LOVE IT!

  • Anonymous says:

    beautiful lady, beautiful hair & very kind I must add.

    <3

    Your hair always looks good!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful!!!!

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