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Topic: Is natchal nah! Come see my BC pics!!
Posted By: NJoy
Subject: Is natchal nah! Come see my BC pics!!
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 8:03am
Apologizing in advance for the pic size.  But weeeeee!  I'm so excited!  And I love it!!!
 
 
 
 
 
I. Love it!!!  It's so soft!!!  I's natchal nah!! Star
 
ETA:  I guess I should say I just turned 17 months post.  As for my transition, It. Is. Finished!
 


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Posted By: flwonline
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 8:25am
Looks good! I'm over here thinking you did a BIG BC....lol

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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 8:31am
Originally posted by flwonline flwonline wrote:

Looks good! I'm over here thinking you did a BIG BC....lol
 
Girl, I've been trimming all year during my transition.  I was gonna wait until the end of the year but just couldn't hold on.


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: babyk94
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 10:23am
You have soooooo much hair! I wasn't expecting to see that!!!! Lol it's so beautiful looks so soft!


Posted By: havilland
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 10:36am
congrats! i know i mentioned it on the other board, but i had to say it again, i think you look GAWGUS!  Wink


Posted By: LovesLace
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 11:35am
You have very pretty hair.

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Posted By: breBR3bre
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 12:54pm
Very pretty I can tell by your facial expressions on the pics you love it


Posted By: caiomhe
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 12:56pm
Congratulations! Your hair is gorgeous!!!


Posted By: soarlikecruz
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by flwonline flwonline wrote:

Looks good! I'm over here thinking you did a BIG BC....lol


lol me too, I saw the name and was like "noooo"... then I remembered from lurking in the challenge threads that you're transitioning... Does this make me a creeper? lol


Anyways, I love it!


Posted By: bxbomber4life
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 3:31pm
beeeeautiful!!!!!!  the beautiful hair matches the beauty inside. thanks for all your inspiration and tips.


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 3:35pm
Congratulations and welcome into the natural fold *lol*.

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Posted By: darlinnic
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 4:35pm
How did you reach APL in 17 months?!

You must divulge


Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 4:52pm
Originally posted by darlinnic darlinnic wrote:

How did you reach APL in 17 months?!

You must divulge
 
My regi stayed pretty much the same with the exception of only using my sulfur mix maybe 1-2x a week while transitioning to cut down manipulation. Also, I'm cutting down on supplements and switching to clean eating (well...cleaner eating Embarrassed)
 
Now, if I can make it to full bsl (or dare I say mbl) by the end of this year, I'll be over the moon!! Thumbs Up


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: naynay455
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 5:13pm
ur hair is lush. welcome to the other side of healthy hair.


Posted By: Tanzi2001
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 5:36pm
Congrats! Your hair is beautiful!

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Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Sep 19 2012 at 6:15pm
*hyperventilates*
 
Oh mi gosh!! Oh mi gosh!!  I can't believe you did it!!  I LOVE IT!! Big smile
 
I'm STILL mad that you have that much hair after 17 months!  That's amazing!


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Posted By: KikiScorpio92
Date Posted: Sep 20 2012 at 7:39am
Thats so great NJoy, even though I've never transitioned I'm so inspired by all the hardwork and effort you put in. Here here!! ClapBig smile

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Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Sep 20 2012 at 11:42am
Clap Njoy the only reason i come up this way nowadays is to check on how you were doing with your transition since im in a similar position and the past few weeks ive been thinking about cutting 6 inches off but a friend talked me out of it.  girl dont make meLOL CongratulationsClap

Dead @ the titleLOL


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: Sep 21 2012 at 4:55am
Awwww, NJoy!!! Ur hair indeeds look soft and ur expressions are cute!

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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Sep 21 2012 at 12:28pm
Thanks Ladies!  I SO appreciate the support and awesome comments.  I LOVE my natural hair and have seriously been cutting up in front of the mirror trying different afro styles. LOL

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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Sep 21 2012 at 12:47pm
congrats again njoy!!

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Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Sep 21 2012 at 12:49pm
I soooo love it...your hair looks lovely! Congrats


Posted By: mskraizy
Date Posted: Sep 21 2012 at 11:25pm
GAWD YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!

Congrats on your BC!! You look beautiful with it!!


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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Sep 22 2012 at 9:29am
wow you've been taking such great care of it! Congrats! I know you must feel very excited- your hair's lovely!Clap

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Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Sep 22 2012 at 12:10pm
Wait my hair inspiration...cut off all that gauljous hair???

http://rationalise.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/shocked.gif



Congrats tho Njoy...


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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Sep 23 2012 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by Jewelsnyc Jewelsnyc wrote:

Wait my hair inspiration...cut off all that gauljous hair???

http://rationalise.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/shocked.gif



Congrats tho Njoy...
 
LOLLOLLOL


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: Veemack
Date Posted: Sep 23 2012 at 8:23pm
Your hair looks like a brand new head of hair. Congrats on your cut.

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Posted By: SimplyME.
Date Posted: Sep 23 2012 at 9:32pm
Congrats, NJoy. Your hair looks GREAT!

I can't wait for my hair to GROW UP and be like yours. Very inspirational.


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Sep 23 2012 at 9:44pm
^__^ yay!!!!!

Its beautiful!!!!


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Posted By: bellacnella
Date Posted: Sep 26 2012 at 7:21pm
GORGEOUS!  Congratz girl!!! It looks so healthy!!!  ClapClapClap

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Posted By: Nisha
Date Posted: Sep 28 2012 at 7:53am
NJoy you have pretty hair & u look like Maya Rudolph in the second pic.

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Posted By: natalie2u
Date Posted: Sep 28 2012 at 7:58am
gorgeous!!


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Sep 29 2012 at 6:09pm
Your facial expressions say it all!! You are loving it and I love it as well!! You and your hair are gorgeous!! Embarrassed

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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 12:26am
Just one more pic!  This is my first attempt at a twist out on natural hair.
 
 


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"Your smile, your hair, your spirit...simply lovely!" ~ Yunqi

<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: havilland
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 10:50am
looks good Girlie!  Wink


Posted By: Lady Law86
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 12:05pm
Originally posted by LovesLace LovesLace wrote:

You have very pretty hair.


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 12:46pm


Posted By: natural essence
Date Posted: Oct 07 2012 at 8:59am
looks great NJoy


Posted By: urstruly
Date Posted: Oct 20 2012 at 3:21pm
lookin good.......loving the twist out


Posted By: Kesshia_b
Date Posted: Oct 21 2012 at 11:14pm
You have alot of growth.. Some ppl transition longer with little growth.. I'm Want to transition I'm tired of perming . Any special tips or products you use ... And how'd you keep your hair most of the transition. ? It's beautiful.!!
**sorry for the question overload **


Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Oct 22 2012 at 7:20am
Originally posted by Kesshia_b Kesshia_b wrote:

You have alot of growth.. Some ppl transition longer with little growth.. I'm Want to transition I'm tired of perming . Any special tips or products you use ... And how'd you keep your hair most of the transition. ? It's beautiful.!!
**sorry for the question overload **
 
Thanks, Kesshia_b. 
 
I mostly kept my hair in twists and braids.  My relaxed and natural hair did not play well together and would tangle everytime I tried to let them hang out together.  I had to keep my hair stretched and separated into sections. 
 
I didn't use any heat because I didn't want to dry out the delicate line of demarcation.  For me, moisture and low manipulation were my focus.  All went well unless I was rushed and ignored those two things.
 
Also, finger detangling before getting in the shower or gently using a jumbo rake to detangle with a head full of conditioner, CAREFULLY, was helpful.  Before I started doing that, I was still in relaxer mode and I was losing hair in the shower like crazy.  I learned to be more careful quickly.   Even so, I tried not to stress over any of it. I kept reminding myself that I would cut the relaxed hair off eventually and not having to deal with both textures would be a breeze.  And it is, actually.
 
I wanted to hold on for as long as I could because me with short hair?  It would've been a sad sight.  I wanted to hold on til the end of this year but, I could see my natural hair getting long and I was tired of tippy toe'g around the line of demarcation.  But mostly because my relaxed hair and natural hair was night and day.  I LOVED the thickness of my natural hair and it made my relaxed ends look sickly.  There was no need having hip length hair if I couldn't wear it out because of how sickly my ends looked.  So, I talked myself into chopping.  And am SO glad that I did.
 
I hope to be back at HL by the end of next year.  Meantime, I'm njoy'g  my fully natural hair AND its shrinkage.
 
Good luck to you with your decision.  And, I'm always willing to be a support, if ya need me.  I make a pretty good cheerleader.  Clap


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: Soratachi
Date Posted: Oct 22 2012 at 3:15pm
Great advice.  Wink

Congratz on your achievement!!!ClapClapClap


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Posted By: Kesshia_b
Date Posted: Oct 22 2012 at 8:36pm
Thank you for answering . And I truly believe my hair grows when I LEAVE IT ALONE . My last perm was a bust and seeing my natural hair I was in love .!. I was just wondering alot of ppl do so much when their transitioning iwas wondering if I had to do more .. But you have proved that EVERYONE do not have to do all of that . I am going to keep my hair in braids , low manipulation styles and moisturized and use your tips . I been reading the natural site like crazy :) I am not a cute site with short hair either so I KNOW I can't big chop ! But your hair gives me hope !! Thank you so much and your hair is beautiful you are def an inspiration .! Thanks for helping with my decision !! I want my natural hair back .! I will keep coming back here when I get discouraged !!


Posted By: JGCwayZeBaby
Date Posted: Oct 22 2012 at 9:09pm
Beautiful hair! Heart I always play with the idea of transitioning but I just can't seem to commit to it yet. Definitely inspirational to see your pictures though! Clap


Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Oct 22 2012 at 11:28pm
Thank you, Ladies.  I'm always glad when this thread pops up.  I get to relive my reaction and joy all over again.  I am cheesing like nobody's business. LOL  I don't think I would've ever gone natural had I not been inspired by so many beautiful natural heads around here and all the support given.  Thank you, all! ClapClapClap

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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: Aerie
Date Posted: Oct 25 2012 at 2:06pm
Aw, you hair is just like mine! I was expecting a severe cut. :P You look great natural! Congrats. 




Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 7:48pm
I love the before & after pic facial expressions lol.

Lovely BC! Congrats!Clap


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Posted By: Prtybrwneye_z
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 9:05pm
Congrats op, beautiful hair


Posted By: cutetyra
Date Posted: Dec 23 2012 at 9:48pm
Njoy, honestly you are such a beautiful lady!!! Your hubby is a lucky man to have such a gorgeous woman with a loooot of hair!!!


Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Dec 24 2012 at 8:50am
Awww, thanks again, Ladies.  And Cutetyra, you're gonna make me blush. Embarrassed
 
Big hugs to all of you.  Thanks! Hug


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: femmemuscleisback
Date Posted: Dec 24 2012 at 9:07pm
sorry i am late, but wow!  just WOW!Thumbs Up

i'm sure there are going to be more folks clambering in this thread to gawk.  So i thought i'd throw in my compliments as well.

NJOY, you're beautiful, and definitely an inspiration on the thread.  Thank you for sharing your hair journey!


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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Dec 25 2012 at 4:08am
Originally posted by femmemuscleisback femmemuscleisback wrote:

sorry i am late, but wow!  just WOW!Thumbs Up

i'm sure there are going to be more folks clambering in this thread to gawk.  So i thought i'd throw in my compliments as well.

NJOY, you're beautiful, and definitely an inspiration on the thread.  Thank you for sharing your hair journey!


Smile
 
Thanks, Sis! Hug I appreciate your kindness. Smile


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: Dec 29 2012 at 8:33am
Originally posted by babyk94 babyk94 wrote:

You have soooooo much hair! I wasn't expecting to see that!!!! Lol it's so beautiful looks so soft!


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Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Dec 30 2012 at 12:42pm
May as well post my year end pics.   I transitioned for 17 months.  I'm now 3 months post BC with 20 months of natural hair.  NJoy!
 


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"Your smile, your hair, your spirit...simply lovely!" ~ Yunqi

<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 30 2012 at 2:06pm
NJoy, i was thinking of you friday when i was doing my hair and looking at my noodle texturized ends.  I had the scissors in my hand and chickened outCry i ended up only cutting about an inch. i felt so bad about my cowardice i joined another challenge vowing to grow 3 inches so i can cut 3LOL


Posted By: NJoy
Date Posted: Dec 30 2012 at 4:15pm
I would've chicken out too, girl.  I was cutting an inch a month trying to transition so that I'd have hair after my chop. I wanted to chop waaaay before that because my ends looked pitiful compared to my natural hair. I planned to wait until the end of this year but, I kept looking hard at those scissors every time I wet my hair.  In order to actually chop, I had to announce it on a few boards to hold myself accountable. I was nervous up to the last minute because I didn't know what to expect and can't even remember being natural at all.  But, once I started, I couldn't stop.  I trimmed a few times even after my initial chop.  I also go carried away and called myself cutting a bang in my hair.  WHAT was I thinking.  It'll work out in the end tho.  I LOVE my hair!
 
Do what you have to do to be comfortable tho.  You'll know when it's time.


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<b>My IMPROVED growth mix. No more dryness from sulfur!</b>
http://njoyessentials.com


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 30 2012 at 4:43pm
i swear you said just what i needed to hearHug i feel better about it now.  it really is interesting to see what this hair journey is teaching me about myself and what i need to work on.



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