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View Poll Results: Transitioners: How long is your hair right now?
NL or shorter 11 13.41%
SL 30 36.59%
APL 24 29.27%
BSL 9 10.98%
MBL 7 8.54%
WL+ 1 1.22%
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:30 AM
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Default Transitioners --Length Check!

Ladies, I have been transitioning for about 9 1/2 months and am curious about the hair lengths of all the women currently transitioning. I wonder if most are transitioning with longer or shorter hair. I know there are several transitioner support threads, but none specifically discuss the length of the hair... I'll start.

Current Length: Longest layer a little past HL
Transitioning: 9 1/2 months

Hopefully, it will help others interested in transitioning find fellow transitioners who have managed to keep their length while dealing with the two different textures...

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transition time: 9 months
Current length of new growth: 4-4.5 inches
Total length: 7 inches

I went to the salon last night to get a mini-chop of 2 inches. I now officially have more natural than relaxed hair!
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transitioning: 16 months
Length: APL

I actually think longer hair makes transitioning easier as it's easier to style (pony's, buns) and weighs the ng down.
I cut my hair from near bsl to apl last month, transitioning does take a toll on your ends because you have to detangle more and (my) relaxed hair is fragile.
I'm not focused on length right now, though, more on transitioning.
There is a transitioner, who managed to retain quite a bit throughout her transition. cch24, I believe.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

I voted neck length but my hair at the back is actually collar bone length when stretched.
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

transition time in siggy

current length: SL
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transition: 42 weeks =)

I haven't done a length check in a min, but I'm gonna assume it's SL.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

I am 16 months into my transition and during that time I've grown from past shoulder length to MBL. My transitioning style has been a bun, which has allowed me to retain length and to have a smooth transition.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:57 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

I think the further along you go, longer hair might prove tricky with transitioning. I'm only APL and I just can't take it, lol...

Current Length: APL (maybe longer than siggy pic since that was taken in November
Transition Time: 30 weeks

ETA: I will BC sometime in April
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

I'm probably one of the shortest haired transitioners on here. I am neck length. My current length is in my avatar. My bottom layers r almost all natural Bc they r so short. The back of my hair has more natural hair than relaxEd hair. The crown and front pieces have more relaxed hair.

I would think longer hair would be easier to manage. However mine has not been too bad primarily bc I wear my hair flat ironed all the time. I have just barely enough hair to pull back and do a phony pony so that helps as well.

One good thing about starting out w short hair is that the process should be quicker.

I'm a little over 6 months post and I have not measured but Id guess I have about 3 inches of new growth
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

13 months on 3/12/10
still long layered mbl- have retained some with trims, but not wl
I have posted a couple of times(in detail) already what I do
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Good morning ladies,

Transition time: 40 weeks
Current length: a little longer than APL

I have no idea how many inches of new growth I have and I don't plan to bc until I reach MBL. At least that's the plan for now. LOL I am kind of afraid to actually measuring my new growth because I don't want to be disappointed if my hair hasn't grown the average rate.

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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

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Originally Posted by cch24 View Post
I am 16 months into my transition and during that time I've grown from past shoulder length to MBL. My transitioning style has been a bun, which has allowed me to retain length and to have a smooth transition.
Your hair looks straight in your avatar? Are you a straight transitioner?
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transition time: 27 months
Current length: MBL

I cut hair three days in a row last weekend and I *think* all of the relaxer is gone, but I'll be washing today or tomorrow to know for sure.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

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Originally Posted by Anew View Post
I think the further along you go, longer hair might prove tricky with transitioning. I'm only APL and I just can't take it, lol...

Current Length: APL (maybe longer than siggy pic since that was taken in November
Transition Time: 30 weeks

ETA: I will BC sometime in April
It can get a little sticky trying to contend with super healthy new growth and what you thought was healthy relaxed hair that now seems feeble and fragile. I got so tired of those lil relaxed ends breaking, I just got to snipping. I now need to find someone that can cut curly hair and give mine a shape. BTW, I haven't experienced any breakage since cutting.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Quote:
Originally Posted by onejamifan View Post
Your hair looks straight in your avatar? Are you a straight transitioner?
My avatar is a bun I did on hair that was rollerset, I believe. I have straightened maybe 5 times since I began transitioning and mostly wear my hair in a wet bun.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transition time: 62 weeks (A little over 14 months)
Current length:

I'm not sure how long my new growth is, recent pictures of my new growth in different states are here: http://public.fotki.com/mummysgirl/t...ral/weeks-56-/
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

43 weeks (almost 10 months) tomorrow!
Just made APL

I think making APL is helping me recommit to my long-term transition and waiting until my NG gets past SL or toward APL to chop. We'll see. I have until June to decide. OP, your hair is DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL!

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

I'm 27 weeks post. I voted shoulder length but I'm closer to APL.

I'll be transitioning for a very long time, until my new growth is APL unstretched.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transitioning for 9 months, I think im grazing APL, but i havent done a proper length check.

I will not BC until my hair reaches mid back length, so my natural hair hopefully will be around APL.

As my hair has got longer, its got easier for me to detangle and to put in a protective style.
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Default Re: Transitioners --Length Check!

Transitioning for 13 weeks now.
Current length: a bit past BSL

My styles include buns and updos with twists, crochet braids and cornrows incorporated when I get bored of just bunning. Currently in crochet braids.

I plan not to BC until at least a year in or when my texlaxed hair reaches WL (mini-chop to get rid of bone-straight relaxed ends then!)
It's going well so far. Just researching how to stretch my hair for twistout or braidout sets so I can be ready with big fierce hair for the summer!
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