Today I’m sharing something a bit different – It’s a hair story ya’ll and I petition you to read along.
On March 2nd, 2016 I did my big chop, and for those who haven’t a clue what that is — It’s best described as a major life event consisting of cutting off previously chemically straightened hair to transition to a full head of un-treated hair (Hence the term natural) lol. My friend Jennifer documented the whole process for her YOUTUBE channel and I’m so glad I was able to have this experience saved in such a special way.
MY HAIR HISTORY
In May 2011 I decided to get serious about taking care of my hair. I was always able to grow my hair, but I would abuse it by over straightening and colouring while I was in high school. It would grow and then break off — Let’s just say I was clueless when it came to caring for my hair even though I was really good at styling. In the picture above to the left – I had decided to get a bob when Rhianna was inspiring women all over the world to ‘bob it’. I jumped on that bandwagon and got a salon cut, but a couple of months later I noticed that I wasn’t making any progress in growing it back. Then, I decided to do something about it.
I did a ton of research and with inspiration from my cousin who’d been caring for her hair – I got serious about achieving hair health as well. To get there I started relaxing my hair every 6 months, limited blow drying and straightening my hair to about twice a year, and kept very consistent with oiling and moisturizing my hair. As you can see in the rest of the pictures – It surely paid off!
DECIDING TO GO NATURAL
It really didn’t take much thinking on my end to make the decision. It was something I said once – and decided to go for. I didn’t know I’d want to go natural, at least not as soon as I did because I was getting great results and my hair was really thriving. But there was always so much time in between my relaxers every 6 months, so when I would start to see my new growth it would get me excited about what it’d be like to embracing being natural. Now, I wasn’t as excited about cutting my hair, so I decided to transition for a long time to ensure that I would have some length before I cut.
And here you have it lovelies – I’m all natural and loving every second of it! Make sure to check out the video. I couldn’t embed it on the blog as I wanted :(, but click the link and it’ll take you right to Jen’s YT channel.
Thanks for reading, let me know what you think.