“We don’t go natural- we return. Natural is where it began” – Unknown
Wassup wassup wassup my fellow naturalistas. I can ‘t believe it’s finals week like whaaaaaaaa??!!! Hope everyone has been preparing. I really haven’t too much, especially since I saw Beyoncé in concert this weekend. It was literally a dream come true. The fact that it was in her hometown, Houston, was the icing on the cake. I’m kind of sad this is technically my last blog post of the semester. Therefore, I’m gonna make it about my natural hair journey.
I had been getting relaxers for as long as I could remember. Up until my sophomore year of high school to be exact. My mother always claimed that my hair was nappy and she didn’t want to do it, therefore started making me get perms. I noticed that with the perms it looked as if my hair was growing and becoming longer but it wasn’t. It was like I couldn’t grow my hair passed shoulder length and that wasn’t exciting at all. Therefore, I resulted to braids and weaves to start growing my natural hair out which then became my transitioning stage.
Doing the big chop was a big NO for me. I refused to chop off all of my hair and pretty much have a TWA. So, I decided to transition. I transitioned for 2 1/2 years before cutting off the rest of my relaxed ends. The difference in my natural hair compared to my relaxed was very noticeable. My natural hair had more volume and was thicker compared to being dry and brittle. Going natural was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I know it’s just hair but us girls take our hair very seriously. Healthy natural hair for the win.
Your soul sista,