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Monique- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I haven’t had a relaxer since 2004 and all my hair is completely natural, BUT I would consider myself a long time transitioner because I constantly had my hair pressed-out leaving much of my hair permanently straightened. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?I…

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Tifanee- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

This is my story. I never set out to make a statement or “get back to my roots”. I never left my roots behind. I never bought in to the idea that black hair didn’t grow long or that straight hair means good hair. The bottom line? I just didn’t have a clue…period. My grandmother says that a baby that…

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Connie-A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I’ve been transitioning for a little over 7 months now, and my goal is to transition for a year. I’m nervous about cutting it in the winter, so I want wait until spring. I started transitioning on accident, really. I’ve always been curious about my new growth but I was…

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Pamela- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki No Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a long term transitioner because I had no idea what I was doing and it took me awhile to let go of my hair and my identity that was wrapped in it. I had always had shoulder length hair that was decently thick. -When did you BC? What…

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Neese- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? Short short term lol…..I began cutting my hair in march from below SL to mid-neck length then from there to the Rihannas new cut then i cut the whole back off natural….then this november I BC’d…its only because i’m soooo impatient…luckily my hair grows pretty fast! I actually was…

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Sheila- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki No Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I actually didn’t transition at all. I’ve never really taken care of my hair. I went through a period in high school where it was permed, dyed, fried, and braided. I got to college and continued damaging my hair because I didn’t know how to take care of it. After…

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Lezlie- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was short term. From the time I was 7 until I was 25 (this time last year) I had long relaxed hair. I’ve always wanted short hair and I have always wanted my natural hair, so I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I stopped relaxing my…

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Rochella- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I’m currently transitioning. I have been transitioning since April 2008. As you can see I’m a long transitioner. I decided to do a long transition due to the fact I was nervous about how I would look with a TWA. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to…

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Mojito Chica- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a short term transitioner. I transitioned for 3.5 months. I did the BC because I was excited to see what my natural hair would be like without the relaxed ends. Also I was tired of DH asking about the goal of this “hair thing.” Not that DH is…

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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?I was short term. I transitioned for about 5 months and my hair stylist was moving, so I figured now or never in regards to cutting my hair. I wanted my hair cut like Jaeda Cycle 7 ATM but my hair was already curling up in the back. I was…

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