For the Long Haul: Alaysia
Well, here it is! The long awaited series: For the Long Haul! If you're transitioning or even only just considering it, look no futher for some inspiration and sage advice...from fellow transitioners and naturals.
To kickstart this is a lovely, fellow-hairlista Alaysia!
Are you natural or transitioning, and what is your hair type?
Transitioning from relaxed. I believe I am 4b/c.
What made you decide to transition and why long-term?
I decided to transition because I realized that relaxed hair isn't my thing. I prefer my hair when it has some texture to it. I chose a long time transition because I don't think I'd be able to handle the BC as of yet. I plan on transitioning for 2 or a little more years.
Do you have a goal length for ending your transition?
I hope to at least be full NL or SL at the end of my transition
Any naturals who inspired you during your transition?
Nikkimae2003, kimmaytube, longhairdontcare2011, moptopmaven, and prettydimples01 on youtube
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What is your signature transitioning style?
My signature transition style is a low bun. For "flat hair", I sleep with my hair in a loose bun after M&S, with my satin scarf. Water before mositurizing helps lay my hair down, and Olive Oil is the #1 new growth softener.
What are your top three hair products and why?
My top 3 hair products are ORS condish, Queen Helene Cholesterol, and Olive Oil because all 3 of these products make my hair absolutely soft and manageable!
How did/are your family/friends reacting to your transitioning?
My mom qives me a vibe as if she doesn't think I won't be able to it, my boyfriend doesn't care as long as I have hair at the end of the day - lol! And people in school are kind of fascinated by it.
Any words or wisdom for ladies, who are currently transitioning or thinking of taking that step?
I'd say embracing the journey is important because it will pay off in the long run. Once you start transitioning, before you know it you'll be 6 months post, so don't pay so much attention to the days going by. ~ Let your hair do its thing! ~
Also, don't let other people get to you because in order to go through this journey you have to have strength and courage. Embrace the fact that you'll be different and have a gorgeous head of hair that can be so versatile.
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