((Posted on November 16, 2010))
So, I’m going “natural!” Some of you might not know what that means so I will explain: I am going to grow my relaxer out. On Dec 30th I am going to do the big chop, which is cutting all of the relaxed hair off. This is necessary to allow your new, natural hair to become healthy on it’s own.
A lot of people have mixed feelings about my decision. My family is supportive and I am OK in my decision so that’s all that really matters to me. I’ve tried numerous styles and have never felt “at home” in my own head. My mother relaxed my hair at an early age, 11 years old. I’ve never been properly introduced to my own hair! I am eager to meet it and learn everything there is to know about it. I welcome you on my journey.
This is my hair a month after my last relaxer (Sept. 2010) It’s still holding up pretty well. I can see some new growth though! Woot! Woot!
At this point, I’m done with transitioning. LOL. I thought I would have the patience and I do not. I also am not that attached to my hair. But in the mean time, I have been washing and braiding my hair up. After it dries I let it loose and wear it out. I have a sister who can braid, God bless her heart, so she gave me a french braid last night after I washed. I am seriously loving this NO HEAT thing. It would take up so much time blow drying, hot ironing, and setting. This wash and go thing is the bees knees. I can’t wait for it to be shorter so I can just wash and go more easily without having to braid. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?!
Some of my transitioning styles:
After I washed my hair I parted it and braided it like so:
7 WEEKS UNTIL THE BIG CHOP!