|Preparing for 1st Cut (April 2013)|
|Before and after 1st Cut ( April 2013)|
On Saturday, January 19, 2013, I had my last relaxer, and I am actively in the process of transitioning to natural hair. I haven't seen my "unrelaxed" hair in so long that I don't even know what it looks like. A close friend of mine told me she thinks I have the type of hair that when I put product in it, it will just curl up. Based on experiments with the "naps" at the nape of my neck, that seemed to prove true. However, I learned after the final big chop on December 5, 2013 (see the picture at the bottom) that, though my friend was right, the products I'm using cause the curls to be tighter than they were previously. By trial and error, and lots of experimenting, I'll eventually "learn" my hair.
|Before and after second cut|
On this page are pictures and videos of the first year of my hair journey. I'm still trying to figure out how best to chronicle this for you viewers, so please bear with me. What I can say, though, is that I have watched HOURS of YouTube videos, talked at length with friends who have natural hair, gathered a plethora of information and prayed, prayed, prayed for guidance from the Lord. I truly believe that this is the wisdom that God has given me - to stop allowing harsh chemicals to be used on my hair - and I am looking forward to meeting my natural hair for the first time since my teen years.
|Excited to see curl pattern!|
|My hair care regimen|
|Hair care arsenal: Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Shea Moisture shampoos/conditioners/style products, wide-tooth comb, Denman brush|
|One day after big chop (December 5, 2013)|