Feature of the Day: Laine

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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
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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.
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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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