Saturday, February 20, 2010

A FYE Transitioner: Camilia gives us tips on how she copes with the two different textures. Check out these styles ladies! Can we say GORGEOUS!!!

Hello! As of February, I am 5 months without a relaxer! Currently, I have about two and a half inches of new growth in the crown of my head and about an inch around the edges. I decided to transition because I have severe breakage in the 'kitchen" of my hair. It happened because of me wearing a lot of tight ponytails...Cause if it aint tight, it aint right! At least that is what I thought... I kind of "big chopped" my kitchen becuase it was so ugly!!

My favorite transitioning styles that I like to wear are: braid outs, bantu knots, and flexi rods or perm rods. For the braid outs, I put about eight braids all over my head. I do not braid all the way to the ends, about two inches before the end I put a satin covered sponge roller on the ends. You can also use perm rods at the ends. This style helps to match the roots with the relaxed ends. (The picture where I am wearing the red shirt is a braid out)

The bantu knots is a very easy style to do. I put about 9 - 10 bantu knots all over my head. What you do is, you part a section of hair and you two strand twist until about two inches above the bottom, then you twist the "plat" around that section until you form a "knot". You let them dry and when you take it down you have a very curly look. A photo is attached of the knots and the final look.

The other style I transition with are roller sets or rod sets. Pictures are attached for this style as well.

The products I use are Cantu Shea Butter leave in conditioner hair cream, Honeyhemp Comditioner from, Naturally Organic Unrefined Shea Butter from, and Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel. I use all of them very often. I shampoo wash my hair once or twice a month, and I co wash (washing with conditioner)weekly.

So, thats my regimen...check out the pics!



  1. millie - i absolutely love the braid out and bantu knots! you are transitioning beautifully!

  2. Aw thanks Meelah! How's yours coming along?

  3. my hair is safely hiding in twist braids...i totally do not have the patience or time required to manage this tranisition! when i take the braids down, i'm going to try the bantu knots...then go right back to twist braids or micros :=)

  4. That sounds like an awesome plan Kameelah WOW Fitness! Just keep those roots oiled and conditioned while they are "hiding" LOL