My transition to natural hair is going along pretty smooth. I finally made a decision on when I’m going to do the Big Chop, and I’m in for a long journey. I’ve received tons of support from family, friends, and my SO.
For the first time in six months… I’ve went ahead and straightened my hair. First, I blow-dried it with a comb attachment in sections. I wanted to blow dry it on low with the tension method but I was short on time and didn’t feel like experimenting. Then, I went ahead and flat-ironed it with Sabino Moisture Block. The Before and After are posted to the left. Gosh, I love my Sedu!
The search and destroy cutting method has been the only one I used because I’ve been wearing my hair in curly styles since June. When I decided to transition I cut about two inches of scraggly ends off my twists. And I went ahead and trimmed my hair last week after flat-ironing because it was seriously uneven. And surprisingly the trim came out great. I cut between 3 and 4 inches off my hair (some areas were longer than others). I did meet my BSL goal (a few strands were actually quite past it) before clipping, so I was very happy about that. The blue shirt pic was taken immediately after I finished flat-ironing by my SO, but I didn’t want to keep bugging him… so I took the final one when we got back home from Florida.
I’m definitely loving my length and glad that I cut off the hair. My hair looks thicker and healthier. If your contemplating a cut, I say go for it. There is no need to hold onto uneven hair unless you wear curly styles majority of the time. In that case… I say keep it, but only if your ends are healthy and not breaking off. The SO told me my hair looked long… which is a huge compliment from him. We were raised in two totally different cultures… so I know my definition of long hair does not represent his (his definition of long hair would be waist length..hmm). Regardless, I appreciated the ego stroke That man is learning… I love me some him! I digress… The point is that I’m feeling my hair!
I’ve been reading a ton of books about natural hair (reviews coming soon) and one in particular taught me a lot about the history of Black Hair. It definitely helped me to make the mental transition that I needed upon deciding to go natural. I can honestly say that I love the curls and kinks floating in my new growth, and the one million different textures on my head. I just feel good about my decision… And I find it hilarious that I’m posting this revelation in a blog post where I just showed my hair straightened… Ha! Oh well, I also learned that natural hair is versatile, lol. You can rock it curly and straight without the chemicals.
As for the blog, I’m overwhelmed with school… but for the time being I’m going to do my best to post at least a few times a week. You can look forward to more reviews of hair products and tools, book reviews, hairstyles pictures for inspiration, how to do hair videos, and some hot topic discussions… because I have a few things to get off my mind.