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Sunday, September 22, 2013

My Hair Journey

A few days ago someone asked me about my decision to go natural and how it started so I told them I would do a post on it so they can get the full story with pics.  Here goes...

Once upon a time (approximately 2 yrs and 4 months ago) I had relaxed hair.   I was happy with it but missed my natural kinky hair which I had kept natural for most of my life. I particularly missed the body and wildness of it.....the Diana Ross-ness of it as I like to put it.

So one day on a whim I cut my relaxed hair off.
It was brave and liberating and scary!  After all, I was so used to longer tresses.  Longer straight tresses.  Now what!

I learned to rock a small fro.....then a bigger one.  

I rocked it textured and blown out sometimes.  And then I fell in love with my hair all over again.

I learned how to integrate scarves and other accessories to celebrate the uniqueness of my hair. Most of all I learned to take care of my hair better.  Myself.  Not the salon.

And my hair grew.

and grew.

And hopefully it keeps growing like it did when I was younger. 

I look forward to wearing my natural hair gracefully as I grow older.  I will wear it in all of it's curly kinky glory and enjoy every minute of it.



Peaches Ledwidge said...

Beautiful hair.

Sharon said...

Love your hair! My hair is really short and I am working on the nerves to going natural. Though, I think I might have to wait until the kids leave home for me to be able to concentrate on it. I'm too busy concentrating on all the hair that my girls bring on a daily basis.

Alicia said...

You have beautiful and healthy hair. Keep taking care of those tresses lady!