In the 1990’s….literally right after this pic my mom gave me a relaxer smh!!!!
2000’s my high school days…My hair was past my shoulders but it was not healthy….I was getting relaxers every 4-6 weeks.
In College I was starting to get fed up with relaxers. But could not completely give it up. I stopped getting relaxers at the first sight of new growth to about every 3 months
Back in my chunky pre vegetarian stage…..I liked the results when I limited my relaxers to every 3 months. My hair was thicker and healthier.
2011 I got my last relaxer and decided I was done with the creamy crack!…. I was nervous to cut all my hair off so I clipped my ends little by little .
My hair was getting healthy and I loved it. But I was still oblivious to what I should do with my hair other than flatiron it to make the two textures blend. Unfortunately because of that my hair started shedding and breaking off so I switched to protective styles.
Senegalese twist….. I love this style it was very low maintenance, convenient and allowed for my hair to grow in peace.
I kept the twist in 3 months at a time for 6 months straight!!
During my transition I also wore sew-ins….. I loved being able to manipulate hair without having to worry about damaging my hair.
2012…After about a year of transitioning I was fed up with the reminiscences of my relaxer…. So I chopped them off 🙂
In that first year post BC I had a good amount of growth but was still clueless and somewhat insecure to wear my hair in its natural state which led to me using too much heat causing heat damage! 😦
2013…… I added a little color to my hair which caused excessive drying!…. That on top of heat damage won the battle over my hair and I had to cut over 3 inches off! I wanted to cry!!
Once I stopped crying I went back to my protective styles…..I tried the Marley Twist I liked the look it just made my head feel extremely heavy!!!
I returned to my old faithful sew-in for a while as well to give my hair time to heal its wounds from being cut so deep…
Before I took my sew-in out I made a promise to myself that I would embrace my natural hair in its natural state without heat, chemicals, or extensions. And educate my self on how to take care of my curls the way they deserve, and that is what I have been doing since.
2014…Since I have stopped comparing my hair to others and started a solid regimen with products that couple with my hair best…..My coils have returned the favor and are the strongest and healthiest they have ever been 🙂