Hope all are having a wonderful Saturday!!!
This post will cover:
My Relaxed Days to 4 Months Transitioning to BC
Like a lot of girls, wanted my hair relaxed at a very young age, Mom finally decided to do it when I was 11. Of course was super excited because I was going to have flowing, glowing, “good hair” like the cute little girl on the relaxer box, that dream only lasted until 72 hours later, then it was dried, unruly and just the mention of water made her frizz to kingdom come!!!!
14 years passed and still at the same dilemma, hair does not grow past shoulders, when it does seem to grow, have to cut it because the ends are dried, frazzled, yes, you know the whole story. Never could get my hair to look the way I wanted, so was frustrated and it showed in my hair, not a pretty picture. Yup, tried every shampoo, conditioner, treatment, ointment, you can think of, cheap, expensive, you named it I tried it and it did work, then 2 days later, POOF, hello Ms. Limpy.
A few years ago, some close family friends (one already a natural herself) suggested I went natural and I was like, “Hmm never thought of that, kinda like that idea, uhh, I have to cut off all my “good hair”, hahahaha, that is so funny, wait you are serious”. Now my natural friend has beautiful tresses, I mean, jaw dropping, wow factor hair. So, of course I want her hair , but in no way ready to cut of my relaxed hair though, no way Jose!!!! But she encourages me all the same, and I think about it.
She visits us a few months later and her hair is even more awesome than ever, growing longer, lush & healthier and I decided that’s it, I am going natural baby!!!!! Very excited! So I really do try, but then after 4 months, I am like nope, cannot do it, need the creamy crack and BAM, get her relaxed and I am at ease, at least for now…………..
Few months pass by and am really thinking long and hard about it, should I cut off my hair, but will I look like a boy, probably, hmm, still thinking about it.
See my girl again, 6 months later and this time her hair is just spectacular, and there and then I decide this is it, I am going natural!!!She is happy and encourages me to do it by transitioning, I am like, trans what??? She explains “Make your natural hair grow out and just cut off about 1/2″ inch or 1″ of your hair every month”, I did not know this juicy piece of info, I can do that, there’s more…….I can google and find a wealth on information online on how to go natural…………………………………………
YAY, THIS GIRL IS GOING NATURAL LADIES!!!!! YUP, REALLY REALLY DOING IT THIS TIME!!!!
Transitioned for 4 months, November 1st 2011 to February 28th 2012.
Was it hard for me, a little but I stuck to it cause this girl is now on a mission and I am not giving up.
My mom was my stylist for those months, she would style my hair in loose braids which made it so much easier to manage.
Changed a few things in my normal hair care regimen, for instance, stopped using shampoo (dried out my hair so much), no heat at all, started adding olive oil to my conditioners (switched to White Rain, VO5 & Suave), and no more fine teeth comb.
Ok gals, enough talk, you want to see at least some pics from my relaxed & transitioning months right, good, because here a few for ya!!!
In the above picture on February 28th 2012, that was my hairstyle in the morning & below is my hairstyle in the night.
Yes indeed, BIG CHOP GALS & LOVED IT!!!!!
Nope, I did not look like a boy like how I thought. Check me styling the next day!!!!
Thank you girls for reading and will post my hair progress month by month so you can see how my journey went and is still going.
“Isle of Azure”