The In-Between Stage

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Today is a bad hair day. They happen from time to time but it seems as of late, it's been a regular thing for me. I feel like my hair has hit a plateau. It's growing, it's thriving, it's healthy but styling it is another thing. I've done the twists, the updos, the half-up dos, the flat twists, the half pony with a bang, etc. My hair is currently at what I like to call "the in-between stage".

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We naturals all experience this stage; our hair isn't exactly long but it isn't a TWA either. Your twists don't hang the way they used to or they don't look is lively as they once did. I woke up this morning and said, "Forget it", threw on a headband and headed out. I find myself examining my hair from all angles, trying to will a style but alas, nothing. 


Have you experienced "the in-between stage"? What did you do? 

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June 30, 2011 11:43 AM delete

So I was looking at your Saturday Night Hair post and I am sorely confused about what you could possibly be talking about. Looks more like someone's "goal" hair to me.

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cassidybarrett
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July 01, 2011 9:37 AM delete

Yeah, I'm in the "in-between stage" right now and it's kinda frustrating because I can't pull back all of my hair in a ponytail and I'm sick of the fro. I could do protective styles but they never last longer than a week :( BTW I just discovered your blog. Keep up the good work

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Elin
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July 04, 2011 4:38 PM delete

I'm suffering with this right now so I put yarn braids in my hair. My parents complained to me why am i going to put some stuff in my hair in the summer? Its only shoulder length and I just tired of waking up in the morning and looking at it thinking what the heck am I going to do with it today. This is my 2nd time going natural and its going to be a year this September. I just want to stop styling my hair for a while and its not at a length where my twists are long enough to put into a cute little pony or pin up. I needed a break...sorry I wrote so much. lol

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Taffy
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July 05, 2011 6:40 PM delete

I think I'm actually beginning my journey in the in-between stage! Just did the BC this Friday, and my hair isn't super short, but not long enough for a pony or decent puff. I've just been experimenting with different products and styles by creating defined curls one day, and picking it out for a kinky fro the next day. Of course accessorizing with headbands and clips helps too. I'm going to try a twist out soon. There's a lady on YouTube who goes by prettydimples01 who's got tons of tutorials for different styles regardless of length, so I've been going to her for ideas too. T hope you find her just as helpful :)

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Anonymous
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July 22, 2012 1:56 PM delete

I KNOW THIS CONVO WAS FOREVER AGO BUT omg i AM IN the stage of between and i am sick of it nor can i afford braids and its way too hot for wigs at times but i wear them anyway but then I feel like i am not embracing my naps. twist outs are getting boring and i dont like them anyway but I get plenty of compliments. I think now and some say it because they are loving the and embracing this NAtural Hair Revolution.

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