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The Transition to the BC

Well for starters I got my last relaxer right before graduation so that was in May 2008. In this album are just some pics from my transitioning period. I BC'd November 25 and i do not plan on going back to the relaxer.Even though my mom bets that I will back to the relaxer in a year. More pics coming soon I promise.

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December 2008

In these albums i will post pics of various styles i try, please feel free to leave any suggestions on products or anything else.

*Update*
I will be getting two strand twists this weekend and willl post pics soon after. I had changed my mind about getting them but i feel like its the best way for me to avoid manipulating my hair too much. I probably wont take them down until the beginning of february so stay tuned :)

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January-February '09
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March to April '09

Spring Break March 16-21, stay tuned i have a surprise for you guys

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May to June '09

ok everyone i'm really excited because of three things
1)May marks a year without a relaxer for me and my 6 month nappiversary from my BC

2)I'm going to start my own protective styling challenge for the summer

3) I have survived my first year of college lol :)
Final Grades for the Semester
World History II -B
Eng Comp II-B
Textile Industrial Complex-B
Music Appreciation-A
Nutrition and Health-B
(Thank you Lawd)

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June to July 09

Summer, Summer, Summer time ooooh Sumertime!!!! LOL i had to do it (Will Smith so sexy). Well i took out the twists extra early the weather is so nice down here and my hair really needed to experience it. I think I might do some more braids in a couple of weeks but I really wanna try the Curly Girl conditioner method out. I'm loving how the vegetable glycerin adds moisture to my hair. I added some baking soda to my shampoo and I must say I loved the results (my hair felt so soft). I will definately keep you all posted.

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this is the regimen i have decided to try for the rest of the summer currently I have been doing a lot of wash n gos but I will definately be putting some twist in my hair before school starts in the fall.

Cowash every 2 or 3 days with Herbal Essence, Suave, or Vo5
Dentangle once/wk with Denman and HE Conditioner
Apply leavin after Cowash and daily
Seal with Castor oil or EVOO
Twist hair at night and apply oil to the ends or leavin
Deep Conditon once/2wk
Protein treatment once/month (or when needed)
Trim every two months (or b4 or after braids or twists)
(If there's anything you suggest please post im my GB)

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July to August 09

So here's my plan for the rest of the year until my nappiversary (november 22,2009).
Im wearing senegalese twists right now so I'll probably keep them in for two months and redo my perimeter when needed. After these I plan on wearing kinky twists or just twisting my hair and wearing headwraps.

I'm learning that less stress is definately effective with my hair. In between protective styles I plan on doing a deep condition and hot oil treatment and also protein when needed. I will take a two week period to let my hair breath before i put it back in twists.

Small Update 7/24/09 Twists out updates coming soon I'm on the grow Yay!


Thats all folks :)

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August to September 09

August 20, 2009- I took those @#$! twists out my hair today. Word of advice don't use Harlem 125 Marly Braid hair it sucks, but it was cheap ;). N E who I'm goin to keep my hair out for a couple of weeks still on the search for a job. I will probably do some yarn twists next month so look for that. Keep in touch and check out the blog I <3 you

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October 09 ~Happy Halloween~

It is officially Month 11!
I am so thankful I have made it this far and I love my hair more and more each day. I have been really busy with school and work because of football season but I still browse fotki and I will post pics periodically.

I know I said this before but I finally have a weekend off so Im taking the time to put my hair in some yarn twists I will wear these for the rest of the year and will do perimeter touch ups on them. I plan to cowash once every two weeks or cleanse my scalp with sea breeze. Moisturize daily with my spritz bottle as well. If you have any questions or tips let me know in my Guestbook
Luv Ya !

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November 09 ~Nappiversary~

Countdown to the nappiversary begins today! I can't believe that time went by so fast my hair has grown so much it amazes me when I look back at my BC pics. I cant wait to start the next year of nappturality. Thanks so much you guys for all your love, support, and comments. It really means a lot that I have a support group whenever I choose to log on. Stay nappy, Stay happy

Chantel

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December 09~Merry Christmas~
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