Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Remember in the last post where I talked about how DC'ing was beneficial for those of us who are stretching or transitioning? Well, I thought I should provide some more good advice for my fellow Stretchers and Transitioners. Especially to Transitioners who aren't doing a Big Chop (aka BC). I decided to start focusing on the health of natural hair also since I always talk about what's good for relaxed hair.

Great Moisturizing Shampoos For S's & T's
Creme of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo (Green and Yellow)
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo
Nexxus Therappe Shampoo
ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Great Conditioners For S's & T's
ORS Replenishing Pak/Conditioner (I swear by this!)
Aussie 3 minute Miracle Deep Moisture Treatment
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
KeraCare Humecto Creme Conditioner (Pricey, but amazing!)
Suave Humectant
Nexxus Hydra Sleek

Leave-In Treatments For S's & T's
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Cream
S-Curl Instant "No Drip" Activator (Loves it!)

TIP - The thing to remember when stretching or transitioning is that moisture is the key to keep the new growth soft and easy to handle. Also, another thing is that your relaxed hair is weaker than your new growth so make sure to do protein treatments focusing on the line of demarcation.


Anonymous says
November 22, 2007 at 8:07 PM

Before I started taking care of my hair I used the Aussie three minute treatment and my hair use to fall out, now that my hair is in a better state the Aussie helps makes it soft but it doesn't define my curls so well.

Belle Cheveux says
November 23, 2007 at 12:23 AM

Isn't funny how the products we used before learning good hair care didn't work as well as they do now? But have you ever tried using anti-frizz serum after the Aussie treatment? It made my new growth more managable and you know 4b hair is tough.

Bronze Bombshell says
December 12, 2007 at 11:48 PM

Another good product for transitioning is L'Oreal Nature's Therapy Unfrizz Smoothing Treatment. It got me through two transitions and my hair loved it.

Belle Cheveux says
December 13, 2007 at 3:35 AM

Girl, it's suggestions like these that keep my product junkie-itis going. I might have to buy this!

Anonymous says
November 18, 2008 at 9:26 PM

what is the difference between transitioning and stretching? thanks!

Belle Cheveux says
November 18, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Stretching is when you go a while without relaxing and transitioning is when you go from chemically treated to natural.

Anonymous says
November 18, 2008 at 11:19 PM

I want to learn how to stretch, but I don't know what to do exactly. What are some ways to flatten my new growth so it isn't so noticeable?

Belle Cheveux says
November 18, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Keep your new growth soft with moisturizers. I stretch by keeping my hair in ponytails. I moisturize with a creamy leave-in called SunSilk Captivating Curls, brush my hair with a detangling brush, and tie my hair with a ponytail holder. Afterward, I tie my hair with a silk/satin scarf to lay down my new growth.

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