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!
Relaxed Hair ’09