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Kimberly- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 20218 Comments

Kimberly- A Story of TransitionCN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was a long-term transitioner. When I first decided to transition, I knew that I wanted beautiful natural hair, but had a big complex about being bald, so I did things the hard way.

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I did my first big chop, in February of 2009. My hair was a lot shorter than I had ever had it before and it was a big change. My first reaction was “What have I done!”

Kimberly- A Story of Transition
CN: How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?
My family was supportive of my decision, but they wondered what I was going to do with my hair now. My mom took me to Carol’s Daughter to buy up everything I would need. Nobody else in my family is natural, so they were very curious.

CN: What was your transition routine?
Since I had two textures of hair, I was fighting to make my relaxed ends look curly. I let go of the heat and began to twist my hair with Carols Daughter Lock Butter. I would twist it all over, and wear it twisted for a few days. Then I would take it out for a coiled look. Every now and then, I’d straighten it with a flat iron to switch things up.

Kimberly- A Story of Transition

CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I used tons of Hair Milk by Carols Daughter, and also gave myself weekly hot oil treatments.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
I would see women with beautiful natural hair and I was intrigued by it. When my hair was relaxed, I was a slave to it because there was not much diversity. I told myself that I would not have another relaxer and I haven’t since June of 2008.

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  • Anonymous says:

    So beautiful! :)

  • Unknown says:

    Wow, you are beautiful! Your natural hair compliments your face really well :)

  • Kimberly says:

    Thanks for the love ladies!!

    The cutie above is not my daughter :0( But my first cousin. And she is just as wonderful as she looks. :0)

    In the first pic, my hair is all out in the back. because it was braided on the sides, it has a mohawk feel.

  • Anonymous says:

    All smiles…The style in the first pic is a must try for that your daughter?you two have the best smiles eva!!pretty

  • Anonymous says:

    You're so beautiful. Great story.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gimme those dimples,lol! Kimberly, could u describe how the back of your hair is styled in the first pic. Thanks!

  • modest-goddess says:

    I love the pics of your hair in twists

  • vonnie says:

    can i just say, those drinks look DELICIOUS??? oh man *drools* sorry sorry, back on topic…this girl could be bald wearing a paper sack for clothes and still be totally cute, look at those dimples! and is that her daughter? what a CUTIE PIE! i can't, just too much cuteness all around in this post

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