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Namaste- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a long term transitioner. I first relaxed my hair at the age of 12 and began to transition out of relaxers at the age of 17. (I’ve been natual now for 17 years). I noticed that my hair never grew beyond my shoulders with a relaxer. No matter…

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Bebedee- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?My intention was to transition from March 2006-March 2007, as I hadn’t had short hair since infancy and I didn’t think my big melon cabeza would look good sporting a TWA. However, I had a horrific detangling session one Friday night at the 8.5 month mark and decided that a…

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Chasity- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I originally was going to transition for a year maybe even two. After about 2 months of growing it out, my friends convinced me to go to a hair dresser and get it all chopped off. The main reason I did it is because I was tired of trying…

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PrettieJonesy- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a short term transitioner. I transitioned for 4.5 months. I had plans to wait until January to do the big chop, but I grew tired of the two textures and went ahead and got it cut. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural…

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LaBelleChele- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I transitioned for 17 months. I was stretching my relaxer applications, long before I knew the “technical” terms, according to the forums. I went to a hairdresser and she told me that I didn’t need to relax my hair, due to my texture. So I took her advice, stopped relaxing…

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Kia- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I transitioned for 8 months. I was going to transition longer, but it was difficult to care for both textures, as many people have experienced. I would get knots all of the time and it was hard to detangle at the root.-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction…

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Holly-A Story of Transition

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I was a short term transitioner 2 1/2mos.My plan was to go from March 2008 through January 2009 however, I got to May 11th 2008 and couldn’t take the two textures so I did the Big Chop. I was inspired during the time I was doing a 10 day master cleanse. I believe part of it was spiritual. I was…

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Kat- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner?? why??I actually didn’t really transition at all. Dec. 2007 I had my last relaxer after 2-3 months of no relaxer.My hair was in limbo and I grew tired of the ponytail I found myself wearing everyday. I had a beautiful shoulder length (but slightly damaged) bob when I took the scissors…

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Raychelle- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?Short term for 3 months. My plan was to transition until all the relaxer grew out or until I was happy with the new growth length.(1-2 yrs) I was too scared to BC, mostly scared of the reaction of my famliy. My permed hair was always so thick and looked…

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Qhwaheed-A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a short term transitioner. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?I transitioned from March 2008 to August 2008. I couldn’t stand the look of the relaxed ends, so I said chop chop! I truly felt free after cutting my hair. I could…

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