After a fifteen month transition, I finally cut what I THOUGHT was all of my relaxed ends of in early September 2012. I wasn't too pleased with my results. My
second third transition was quite different from my first second. This time my style of choice was a sew in weave. I can say that I was able to retain a great amount of length, but the thickness of my suffered greatly. Also, this time, instead of chopping at home, I went to a salon for a professional job. For the sake of vanity, she left a bit of relaxed ends in by bang area. Now here's where it gets tricky. When I started my transition, my nape was shaved. With that being said, I have been fully natural in the every back of my head from quite some time. Well after my "chop", I went home to wash only to discover heat damage. The stylist did a great job but my delicate strands just couldn't take the heat. I will soon be doing a "corrective chop" to get rid of my straight ends.
(Wet hair before I went for my "chop")
(one year of progress thanks to a sew in...before my "chop")
(After my chop)
Currently, my hair is a bit thin for my taste and a little short as well. I am at a similar length as my first BC only without the thickness. I have decided to take a personal "challenge". After growing tired of my hair and it's appearance, I took to LHCF (Long Hair Care Forum) for ideas for tweaking my regimen. I have come up with a modified Deep Moisture Method. In coming days I will share pics of my starting point and detail of my "challenge".
In the meantime, here is a recent pic of me in my former staple....the instant weave!