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LegallyNatural- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a short term transitioner at 5 months. I have very thick hair and I thought it would be easier to take care of just one hair texture. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?My last relaxer was November 2002 and I BC’ed…

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NowIamNappy- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 8 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I think I was a mid term transitioner, I lasted about 8.5 months. I actually wanted to go longer, about a year, so that I had a lot of new growth, but the two textures became overwhelming. When I took out my kinky twists the new growth got me so…

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Nika- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I was what I consider to be a long term transitioner. Wait, let me backup. I went natural three times but only the last one counts. The first time was 14 years ago, but I never showed my hair. I pressed it all the time so it doesn’t count….

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Chanel- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I transitioned for eight months, and did my big chop in the ninth month so I guess I was a long termer. I wanted to wait a year, but then decided that the new year was an appropriate time for a new me. -When did you BC? What was…

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Giavana- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I guess I would be considered short term because I chopped after 6 months, my last relaxer was June 08. I had originally planned for at least 12 -15 months (i.e. wait for summer) but as my new growth started coming in more, I found it harder and harder…

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Angel- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I am an in between transitioner… I plan to BC on my birthday in June which will be 9 months of transition. I am transitioning this long to grow my natural hair and to help me mentally prepare for the BC. -What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?My current…

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Lovinglance- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I transitioned for 15 months mainly b/c my DH wouldn’t have been cool with a TWA. He loves long hair. Ironically I had a blonde TWA when we met. Go figure! -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair? I did my BC on August…

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Soliel185- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I am a long term transitioner. January 29th 2009 will be my one year anniversary. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair? The last time I BC’d was in 2003. I didn’t have a specific plan that time. I just stopped relaxing for…

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Tamara- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?Very short term. My last relaxer was in late April ’08, and then I did my big chop in June. I had about 1/2 inch or so of new growth. My transition was so short because I had tried to do a long transition in 2006 and I had a…

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Shavonda-A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

My name is Shavonda, im 26 and I currently reside in Sacramento, CA. -Were you a long term or short term transitioner and why? I actually didn’t transition at all!! I had no intentions on ever going natural, actually. It just sort of happened for me. I had micro braids in for about a month and a half, and as…

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