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Considering Transitioning? Make Your Own Transitioning Kit Using Products Found Locally!

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by West of ConfessionsOfABlogVixen You’ve decided to take the plunge and grow out your relaxer. Immediately you may be a bit overwhelmed by all of the products on the market geared towards those who are fully natural, and now products are being marketed to those who are transitioning as well. The Transitioning Kit. Many of the major natural hair companies…

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Transitioning: Tips For A Good Detangling Sesh

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Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine During my long term transition, there have been several occasions where I have experienced what I like to call the triple d’s: ‘Dreaded-Detangling-Days’, which fell upon me earlier on in my transition. I’m sure I’m not alone in experiencing this so I know you recognise that feeling of having every nerve in your body…

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If You Don’t Try, You’ll Never Learn.

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source by Chai of Back to Curly Over the past few years I’m sure many of us in our respective cities and neighborhoods have noticed an influx in women proudly wearing their newly natural coifs. In my own personal life, I’ve seen what can only be described as a growing coalition of Fro-Action in and around my city….and I live…

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Transition to Natural Hair- Style Options

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by Michelle of HappilyEverNatural There are plenty of style options for you to explore while transitioning.  I transitioned for two years, from 2009-2011, with the help of my stylist.  Obviously, not everyone has the time or the resources for regular salon appointments, so here are a few options for styles to get you through the transition- Read On>>> Braid-outs and…

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On the Couch with Bonnie- Long Term Transitioner Gone Natural!

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by Bonnie of The Culture Pine  Drum roll please… I would like to announce that I have graduated from a dedicated 2-year long transitioner, to a fully fledged natural 🙂 Woop Woop!! Read On>>> After 2 roller-coaster filled years of deep conditioning, finger detangling, protective styles and everything else hair related that I’ve dabbled in during my time transitioning, I…

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“Girl, It’s Cute!”- On the Couch with Denishia

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Denishia Sword writes: “Girl, it’s cute!” – the phrase I just needed to hear.  I was so self-conscious when contemplating wearing my natural hair out for the first time… which is quite strange because my favorite line when transitioning was, “I can’t wait to wear MY curls!” I transitioned for approximately one year, wearing mostly braids, twists and sew-ins as…

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10 Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

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by Evelyn Ngugi  Want to go natural without doing the Big Chop? Transitioning to natural hair is a simple process of growing out your natural texture before cutting off the processed or damaged ends. 1. Don’t set a time just yet You don’t have to know when you’ll rock your 100% natural hair right away! Give yourself about 4 months…

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The 10 Commandments of Transitioning

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A re-post for our new transitioners!  Kayla by GG of TheWriteCurlDiary  When you’re doing a long-term transition to natural hair, there are many days where you feel completely lost and you miss the familiarity you had with your relaxed hair. I get questions from women all the time wanting to know how I got through it, what products I used…

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