okay so am 6 months post relaxer and i hope to transition for about a year then a BC. Am really excited about this decision and look forward to having a hair all full and natural.I started having chemicals plastered on my hair at a very young age so i have never got to know what my natural feels really feels like. This is a new experience and i am loving it already so its exciting to me.
I have a sensitive scalp,chemicals hurt me a lot sometimes burns my scalp and then my front hair looks terrible but the rest of the hair keeps getting so long,i kept changing relaxers to get the perfect thing for the hair all my life until one time i stumbled on someone’s YouTube natural video and i was like; “yea maybe i should try this” and i know that’s the best decision i have taken for the hair. lol.
I have more interest taking care of my hair now,i wash my hair at least 2times in a week,co wash,do a hot oil treatment and deep condition. It keeps me really busy all week but that’s when i don’t have a protective though,its not easy taking this decision because you will get a lot of discouraging comments.
When i went to the salon to get my protective in,i met a cute lady and she asked me why i was going natural,i simply replied that i loved it and it was a decision am excited about. She wasn’t convinced about because its weird to her maybe and she asked “.. or was it what the holy spirit said to u?” It was funny then but that’s how much we appreciate our natural hair in nigeria.It has to be some religious thing to people,we need to make people know more about this and accept the hair we have.Its kinky,its nappy whatever but then its my hair and my responsibility to know how to take care of it in a healthy way
Like i said its just 6months post relaxer and i have a protective style now(kinky twist) to help me take my hands off the hair for a while. I hope to carry this for about 5weeks but would moisturize and wash through this journey.
I will try to put updates on my hair regimen and what works for me with pictures as well with time. There are a lot of natural divas that inspire me on you tube,i read their blogs,i get ideas everywhere.
In case you are out there and you are thinking of going natural,it may not be easy at first but i bet you would love it with time. I totally love mine! join me on this lets inspire each other.Ask your questions and lets bring more awareness to people
Here’s a picture of the kinky i put