Okay, I read your emails, tweets, and FB messages… It’s time to update September 26, 2010 officially marked my 2 year transition to natural hair. I have no clue how I forgot, but one of my LHCF buddies had to clue me in. Am I happy? Of course!!! I’m at a point where I’m just in love with my hair. It’s like I get the best of both worlds… One day I’m rocking a FIERCE fro and the next day it will be pin straight! When I first decided to transition I was in the midst of a three month stretch and really could not imagine making it this far. A few times I seriously considered the Big Chop. One time I was so confused… I almost shaved my head completely. *Gasp* Just thinking about it makes me feel a certain way. Thanks so much to all my readers, friends, and family, for the well wishes and encouragement. I would not have made it this far without you!
Right now, I have about 3-5 inches of relaxed ends and the crown area of my hair is fully natural. Many readers have asked me when I’m going to chop the rest of my relaxed hair off… but I have no plans to do so anytime soon. The shortest layers of my natural hair are just past shoulder length… and anybody who has read my blog knows that I cant do the “in-between” stage again. I just can’t. And most people cant even tell that I’m not fully natural when my hair is not straight. Honestly, I hardly ever notice the relaxed ends unless my hair is wet. Check out my fro in the picture below (I’ll have some wet hair pictures when I do an upcoming post on my 50-11 textures).
I’m just going to push this transition at least another year. By that time my hair should be completely natural. I’ve been maintaining my hair at BSL since last Spring, and I’ll probably continue trimming my hair to remain that length until next year. So what have I been doing to my hair since August. Nada. I’ve mostly been rocking a co-washed pony for the last month. Once in a while I would break out the fro. But right now I’m sick of the single strand knots so I decided to wear my hair straightened for the next couple of weeks. No matter how much I detangle, those single strand knots always find a way to ruin my day! But I have an answer for those knots. HEAT!!! I know it isn’t the solution for everybody, but it’s going to work for me, lol.
Last, let’s talk my about my current regimen. I’ve been getting a lot of emails about this topic. My regimen has been so simple lately. I’ll do an updated post on it soon. For now I just shampoo and deep condition my hair once a week. And co-washed my hair pretty much every day (Ha Ha!) using my new beloved VO5 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner (Review Coming Soon!). That stuff smells so good and it’s so CHEAP. LOL! The only downside is that the ingredients aren’t the best, but you can’t expect much when you pay 80 cents for a bottle… It gets the job done. Anyway, I’ve typed enough. I’m hoping to get some more posts up by next week.
ETA: Currently catching up on emails, comments, and interview requests