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TBC- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 202124 Comments

We’ve got a live one! This curly diva BC’ed last month!

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
TBC: I was a short term transitioner. I went exactly 3 months and did the BC!! My bestie started transitioning because the chemicals in the relaxers were harming her skin…..She shared some vital info about the chemicals and I figured I should stop ‘harming’ my hair. I’ve always loved the big curly fros I’ve seen so when she did the actual BC I was in love with it!!! I was really impatient and just couldn’t wait for all the relaxed ends to grow out so, I called my mom and my bestie, and told them to chop it off!!!!

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
TBC: I BC’ed on August 31, 2009. I was SHOCKED!!!! I was ok the rest of the day, but when I woke up the next morning, all I could say to myself was what in the heck did I just do to myself?!?!? LOL!!

CN: What was your transition routine?
TBC: In the beginning I would co-wash every 2 days and just flat iron. Then after doing a little research and my bestie chewing my ear off about the damage I was causing by using heat everyday, I started getting braid-outs. They were the absolute BEST!!! I generally used any kind of conditioner for my washes and Shea butter oil and coconut oil

CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
TBC: My staple style was a braid out…..I dabbled with the bantu knots a couple of times but hated the out come!!!

CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
TBC: I really didn’t do anything special on that aspect!! I just used a heck of a lot of conditioner!! I’m the queen of conditioning!!! Even after the BC, I still go through a bottle every 4 days.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
TBC: Ever since I was little and started watching the show ‘Sister, Sister’ with Tia and Tamara Mowry, I have been hooked on natural hair. I even wanted a curly perm just to get my hair to look like that!! My sister went natural at the beginning of the year and I saw her texture and REALLY loved it…I figured mine should be about the same so when my bestie told me that she was going ‘au natural’ I said why the heck not!!! So far I am really enjoying my natural hair…..I just can’t wait for it grow some more so I can really show it off!!!! BTW, Nikki thank you for being that ‘light at the end of the tunnel. This site has helped me a lot in my transition stage and I couldn’t thank you enough for being there with a new story for me to stay on track!

Thanks Chica!

Relaxed Hair ’09TBC- A Story of Transition

transition style-braid-out poof!!

TBC- A Story of Transition

After BC on 9-9-09
TBC- A Story of Transition


  • Eleven35 Bath & Beauty says:

    I love your TWA! You're a stunner with it. I can't wait until I reveal my BC (I'm not there yet).

  • Milan says:

    Beautiful! Congrats on your BC!

  • NappySince10/01/08 says:

    you and ur hair is soooo pretty girl! WORK… IT… GIRL :):)

  • MღRLz says:

    WOW she looks very pretty…her natural pic is FIERCE!

  • Anna Renee says:

    Girl, you KNOW that you look good with that TWA and that EYE MAKEUP is FIERCE! Gor-ger-ous!!! You have just inspired me with the makeup! Im going to do some experimenting so I can work it like You! And we sisters be having issues with our beauty! We are some uniquely beautiful women! God is always right!!!

  • Unknown says:

    Thank you all ssssoooo much for your generosity and your support!!! This was a GIANT leap for me, especially since my hair has NEVER been above shoulder length!!!!

    Someone asked about the products: I co-wash everyday with baking soda and V05(I love the moisture milk kind), rinse w/ cold water, and finish with coconut oil and shea butter.

    Thanks again Nikki and my beautiful natural sistas!!! Without you this would NOT have been possible!!

  • Anonymous says:

    That last picture is gorgeous!!! *Not that the other ones aren't but THAT one stands out!! Love your makeup.

  • Liza says:

    You are working that TWA. You are sexy…go 'head girl!

  • Anonymous says:

    OH.MY.GOSH!!! MY JAW LITERALLY DROPPED WHEN I SAW YOUR PICS OF YOUR TWA!!! STUNNING, JUST ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Clearly you were pretty before, but in my humble opinion, you looked average,like any other regular person I would see in the mall and not glance at twice, cute but nothing special! No offense! But w/ your new hair you look SO EXOTIC AND BEAUTIFUL!!! It shows off our facial structure so well!!! I'm gonna stop cuz i could go on, but please understand how sincere I'm being, and please NEVER go back to permed hair!!! Cuz you are WORKIN IT OUT!!! FIERCE!!!

    Love, Michelle

  • Skeeta says:

    yea! congrats! I BC'd 2 days b4 you. We can take this journey together! ;o)

  • mysskay says:

    Gorgeous! Congratulations – welcome to the club :o)

  • Unknown says:

    You look GREAT girl!

  • sweetdrk1 says:

    I love your hair!! I BC'd August 22nd and I am still happy. I had to take a benydryl to get my hair done, everything made me itch. I had to set myself free!!

  • Unknown says:

    OMG! Your TWA (and makeup) is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats on the big chop!

  • Chaka_Millz says:

    I love her BC pic the eye makeup is FIERCE!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl- it looks good-! I saw this online somewhere….If you can rock the AFRO- ROCK THE AFRO! and you are rocking the afro!

  • Anonymous says:

    You Go GIRL! Your TWA is what's up! i LOVE it! Keep on Keepin on my natural hair sista!

  • nextlevel says:

    Wow! Congrads!! Your hair looks wonderful!! CN, i've been following your site for a while. I come to this site faithfully and decided to do the BC on Agust 1, 2009. I went from BSL to a curly bob. I was so stoked!! It took some getting used to but it's changed my life! I've started a work out blog(, i havn't let heat even look at my hair, and i've realized the benifits of extra, extra, conditioner!! I've also encouraged a few more people to BC and i've directed them to your site for inspiration!! CN, thanks!!! I'm still learning so please keep those great articles coming!!!

  • Melanie says:

    Wow! I bc'd in August as well. I was relaxing my hair and it never got straight! So I gave it all up and transitioned for four months. I hated managing the two textures.

  • Anonymous says:

    Too cute! Love the blue eye shadow and nicely arched brows.

  • Keila @ says:

    You look gorgeous!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Love the look after your BC. Absolutely gorgeous! Your hair looks so healthy and full of vitality! What are you using to maintain moisture and that luxiourious & rich shine?

  • Anonymous says:

    Very nice! P.S. Love the makeup. 🙂 ~KF519

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