So, I’m in the process of un-conditioning my condition… Let’s talk hair! I’ve had relaxed hair for as long as I can remember. I FINALLY decided to cut off my relaxed ends after transitioning for almost a year. Woot! #TeamNatural This was my second attempt, and I was successful. I was transitioning last year and got to the six month mark and went back to the creamy crack! I just didn’t know how to manage my hair without it. I wasn’t use to different textures, kinks, curls, tangles and knots! I don’t have time to deal with that! I don’t even like hair like that! I’ve always done what was the easiest and most convenient to me and that was… relax it , wrap & go! I’ve always paid stylists to do both my daughters heads. So, again… I’m not a hair person at all! I’m so glad my girls are at an age now that they can handle styling their hair just the way they like it!
I decided to go natural for health reasons mostly and minimize any further damage to my scalp (it burned my scalp every time I relaxed my hair) and restore my hairs health. I have food and seasonal allergies that can make my life miserable sometimes. If I consume or come into contact with something I’m allergic to I tend to break out in hives, rashes and have even been rushed to the ER on one or two occasions because my throat got itchy and started to close up on me. Nothing is fun about constantly having to modify what I eat, and pay close attention to the ingredients in everything! I’ve used the wrong shampoo and conditioning cream in my head and broken out in sores in my head and to top it off without my allergy drama I’m tender headed and have sensitive skin!
I am proud that I took this step and hope I learn to manage my hair properly in it’s natural state and not get too frustrated on my natural hair journey. I am trying to figure out what natural hair products will work for me that won’t irritate my scalp. I also am trying to see what styles I can wear without resorting to blow drying my hair and using my flat iron on it frequently. So needless to say I’ll be soliciting natural hair advice, reading natural hair blogs and searching youtube for tutorial videos to learn different natural hair styles. I’ve been overwhelmed with natural hair care product recommendations that I’ve decided to contact the companies for samples before I purchase an entire container I can’t use. Feel free to leave any natural hair care advice and eco friendly, natural organic products that you swear by. Thank you in advance!
So, we’ll see how it goes! In the mean time check out my pictures at different stages and stay tuned for my natural hair journey adventures.