Yesterday, I made 18 MONTHS TRANSITIONING!!! The journey still continues...who knows when or if I will "mini chop"? I've learned so much in that past 18 months and I look forward to continuing my natural hair journey. I haven't used heat (not even blow drying) in over a year but I want to do a length check and get my hair trimmed soon. I have decided to have my hair professionally pressed/flat ironned. Hopefully, I won't chicken out ( heat damage horror stories). Any advice or tips on preparing my hair for heat?
Congratulations on 18 months of transitioning! You definately have my respect for transitioning that long because it couldn't of been easy, but obviously you managed that problem just fine! As for heat, I'll have to get back to you. I know one thing, gel will definitely be my friend this summer and I will not be stepping outside with wet hair in this Texas humidity.
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Wow, congrats! Your profile pic style is cute too! I am on my 15 month of transitioning, with plans to maybe a mini chop in June-Aug. I have been trimming gradually, so I hope it won't be too much of a shock. I've straightened my hair maybe about 4 times since transitioning and haven't experienced any kind of heat damage - just made sure to do an extra moisturizing deep cond before, then some sort of protein treatment afterwards.
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That's a long transition hats off to you sister lol i personally transition for a year and was getting ready to flip out lol i wouldn't do the heat until i BC because the demarcation line is said to be sensitive so your hair might fall out that's what i saw when i did research on it but i guess you can flat iron the roots only or something Good luck
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@ swt_sunny Thanks! I am style inclined when it comes to my own hair:( Keep me posted on your plans to mini chop/transition. I'm wanting to chop more and more as time goes on. I'm thinking this summer I may give in and chop too. Also, thanks for the heat prep tips. Btw congrats to you too!
@naturallyme09, Congrats girl I applaude you, I couldn't transition beyond two days before I had enough of both of them textures...But the important thing is before getting it straightened is a deep condition and make sure the stylist use a thermal protectant to apply before the heat!! Chi makes a really good one that I have used on my hair and others, Mizani has a great one that also adds shine(with there's you can get the oil and/or the spray in my opinion they work the same) Now with the oil I like to apply a few drops in my hand when the hair is wet before blowing it out with a round brush, once its all dry I use the spray all over before sectioning the hair to use the flat iron. Every stylist is different an has their own techniques but blowing it out as opposed to using the comb attachment gives the hair more body and bounce when you flat iron!! Just my thoughts good luck with it!!
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