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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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Got Inspiration?- 30 Months of Growth!

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Eicalad achieved some massive growth in her 2 + years of natural hair growing.  Check her out! “After being inspired by so many YouTubers, I decided to create a slide show of pics I have taken along the way. I am excited to post this video as I have taken these pictures with hopes of being able to see my…

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On the Couch with NapturallyObsessed!

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How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural since June 2010—2.5yrs Did you transition or big chop? I transitioned for 24 long months. I measured my hair at 12 inches, and assumed my growth rate was one ½ inch/month; so, that’s how I set my goal. I trimmed away the remaining relaxed ends June 2010. I wanted to maintain…

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A Message for the Long Term Transitioners!

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Kameela writes: Hey Nikki! You featured my story on June 14th and it got a windstorm of comments, lol! Well, guess what?! After 22 months, the transition is no more! *Insert Happy Dance, Wiggling toes in glee*. I just wanted to give your readers an update. In August 2012, I finally rid myself of those relaxed ends. I’ve been completely natural…

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What Is Scab Hair?

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  by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals via Three Naturals Hair texture changes and it’s completely natural, but it still bothers some people. With a better understanding of what scab hair is and what causes it, naturals can have a better relationship with their curls. So, what is scab hair? Here’s a little bit about my own personal experience and…

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Pressures of a Transitioner: Just Cut It Off!

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by Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine It is now over a year since you announced to the world your decision to stop relaxing your crowning glory, and got stuck right into your journey transitioning. During that time you have been inundated with questions and curiousness about your flourishing mane, which you are more than happy to answer of course,…

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Going Natural 101- Styling While Transitioning

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see my interview with Yvette Nicole Brown here!    by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChics As discussed in part 1 of the Going Natural Series, the Methods, transitioning is a gradual modulation from chemically altered to hair in its natural form. Matriculation presents multiple challenges; however, when armed with ample artillery, those challenges can be met with optimism and confidence. One…

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A PSA for the Long Term Transitioners

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 Michelle writes: It’ Michelle from Chicago!  I shared my Transition story on CurlyNikki in May of 2011. Big news! August 2012 will mark my one year anniversary of finishing my transition to natural! Your site has helped me so much!  I can’t thank you enough. I’m so happy I made the decision to go natural (and transition long term). I…

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