You are about to begin reading my story. No! Not my biography. Not yet. This is a story about my hair journey 😀 Since i started this blog with a lifestyle post, this might be a turn off for certain people(This is me putting up a disclaimer notice). Still i am proud to share this story and continue this journey with you. I used to have relaxed long hair that got lots of compliments, flattery, put envy somewhere in that category. Twas beautiful but i hated that it hurt like crazy and the growth was stagnant. While growing up, i used to dread the salon, nobody could comb or touch my hair. I stopped crying while they made my hair in secondary school only because i was becoming a big girl and other girls weren’t crying. Fine girl is not easy at all #=-S
My love for natural hair was at first sight. I researched more and decided to do the long term transition. After many transition attempts and hello relaxer, my last perm was in November 2013 during my service year. The transition process was a sloooow and long one even though it was just 7 months. Months 5&6 were the worst! I already had coils below and i just hated my straight hair. What kept me going was the strong support in the natural hair community. A lot of ladies had been there, done it and had motivational stories for the newbies like us. I’ve always loved playing with my hair since my relaxer days so i started experimenting with styles on my mixed textures
My goal is not just to have long hair but hair that is healthy. Having long hair would be a plus. I’ve also realized that a healthy body reflects on the hair. Many people would wonder “why so much concentration on the hair?” Its a part of me, it’s me. Its my pride. Even the Bible says so. I think its really brave of all curly, coily, kinky haired ladies out there who have accepted their natural hair type as black women despite the expectations of this society to have sleek, pressed straight relaxed hair .I’m not saying relaxed hair isn’t good. But do i have to blend in?
I have really thick, coarse, kinky hair and i love it. I wouldnt change anything if i could.
Relaxed or Natural. There is no flaw in you. Cheerios!