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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Your name/username
My name is Laine Diane Lina my username Laine Didi Lina

Where are you from?
Paris, France

How long have you been transitioning?
I have been transitioning since July the 15th

Tell us your hair story. Why did you decide to transition?
I decided to transtion because i had lived all my life without knowing my natural hair texture. My mother who is a chinese/indian mixed woman relaxed my hair early. I was about 3 or 4. She didn't really know how to manage them plus she thought that straight hair was the best (and i think she's still thinking that). It hurts me sometimes when i think about this but i don't blame her. She has grown with this false ideas...So i grew up in relaxing my hair, hidding them under weave or sew-in to be like my cousins. Then this year i knew that I couldn't go through this anymore.
I tried to transition once in january 09 but I relaxed my hair in April. I don't why i did it. Maybe I wasn't ready. Then i tried in July and cut my relaxed hair in October. I woke up and knew that I wanted it so much.


What have you discovered so far in your transitioning journey?
I've learn to use the most natural products i can, drink lot of water: Now i can't even think of drinking soda and have a healthy diet. I've also learn to love me the way i am and not try to be like the girls i'd love to be.

What technique has helped you the most during your transition?
Moisturize a lot to avoid breakage, perpooing and Deep conditioning a lot. Braid outs helped me too.

Your advice to the readers
Euhh well...Be patient! Never forget why you're doing this cause this is the result the most important thing! Never let your goal down!!



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I almost forgot to upload these photos! I took the above pictures today and the one below is from last week.



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The beautiful songbird Laura Izibor.


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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 fully natural! Yes, it's been eleven months since I've chopped my hair!