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Journey to Natural- Keep ’em Coming!

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

Hola Chicas! I hope you’re enjoying the “Journey to Natural” interviews by your fellow CurlyNikki readers. I know I am! So far, each story has been unique (and each author GLAM!), but the underlying message is the same- self-love and acceptance, unconditionally…and it doesn’t happen over night. The beautiful and very sweet CurlyChronicles (aka Autumn) made a video about the…

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Nicelys217- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?When I decided to go natural, it just so happened that I hadn’t permed my hair in almost 3 months. I had about an an inch and a half of new growth, and I felt totally ready to chop all the relaxed hair off. My boyfriend was NOT feeling that…

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Tigerlily1974-A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?Short term, my last relaxer was 2/07, I transitioned three months. I was tired of the two textures. So I BCed on May 29, 2007. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?May 29, 2007. I did it after work on a Tuesday. When I…

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Rax- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? My transition was a little different. I was already natural (i.e. no chemicals) but had severe heat damage from over pressing. I tried to grow it out and trim little by little, but soon grew tired of waiting, and simply cut off the damaged ends to get a fresh…

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Chandra- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I transitioned for 1 full year. I had been well advised by real life and internet friends alike to transition for as long as I could. They advised me to use the time I was transitioning to get used to my natural hair and how to take care of…

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Amina- 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 for three reasons: 1) I did not want to deal with the two textures fighting off each other 2) I wanted to learn how to take care of my hair myself, and at the earliest 3) If I waited too long, I’d have gotten…

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Janea- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I set a goal to transition for a year or more, but I realized that I just wanted to chop it off at the 8 month mark and get own with my natural journey instead of holding back -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural…

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Stacy- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I transitioned for 8 months. I don’t know if that’s considered long or not. I was planning on transitioning for a full year but, I just felt ready at the 8 month mark and did it myself at home! I wanted to have enough length so that I would feel…

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Chavon- A Story of Transition

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–Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I am a long term transitioner. I chose this as opposed to doing a BC right away, because I feel more comfortable being able to manipulate my hair. -When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?In November I’ll be going on my 5th month of…

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Shaunelle- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?If 8 months is considered long term, then I was a long term transitioner. I was too afraid to make the Big Chop because I am used to having some hair (plus I have a big head!) so I decided to grow my hair for as long as I could…

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