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Ariel- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?A: I was a short termer. I transitioned for about 2 months. I wanted to experience every style and learn as much as I could about my hair at every length it grows, from short to long. I don’t think I could have played the waiting game for 8…

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Moni- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

When it comes to my transition, I’m an example of what not to do! Fortunately, I’ve learned lots since going natural and have gotten pretty good at caring for my hair. CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?M: I would say I was a short term transitioner, since I transitioned for about 6 months. I…

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Stephanie- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? S: I consider myself a medium term transitioner; I transitioned for 8 months. I planned on transitioning for at least a year, but I got impatient. I couldn’t wait to see my natural hair! I think I transitioned for the right amount of time for me. I didn’t…

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Maguette- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I was a long term transitioner, my last relaxer was in April 2008. My hair has always been super thick, so at 8, my mom couldn’t handle it and Just For Me’d my beautiful hair. I would relax every 2-3 months, wash and set with a deep conditioner…

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Summaluv1- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner & why?Long term by way of mini chops, about 8 months (April-December 2007). I love short hair………..on other people. Lord knows I do not have the head/face shape for it LOL. So many of the women on the boards and the ones that have shared their stories on CurlyNikki.com that have…

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Abroniki- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I was a long term transitioner, I guess I transitioned for 11 months. I wanted to have at least 3 inches of new growth since I was planning to start dreadlocks after I did my Big Chop. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural…

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Ambyr- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I consider myself to be a long term transitioner. I began by reading Black Hair Media and wanted to learn how to have healthy relaxed hair. I learned so much that I began stretching 5-6 months at a time. One day I realized that I didn’t need relaxers anymore if…

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NuNappyNai- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? Yes, I considered my transition to be long term. I transitioned for about 8 months.I wanted to do as much research, investigating and stalking as I could. I wanted to learn all I could while I was transitioning so that I would have my own napptual journey all under…

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Cherry Lola- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a bit of both. 6 years ago, after a disaster at the salon with a texturizer, I watched in horror as my shoulder length hair fell out in clumps. At first I clung to those damaged strands, but after a while, I gave up and I started wearing…

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Erica- Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was short term. I wanted a short natural style and thought about it for a year before I finally did the big chop. I had relaxed hair that was about shoulder length, but it was always dry and prone to breaking and frizzing. I rarely wore it down because…

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