This was originally posted on African naturalistas blog (check it out) but i just made few changes before re-blogging here. Here is my natural hair story #OneyearNatural
My Hair Journey
My natural hair journey started on December 30th, 2012. I was getting
tired of my hair because it was no longer improving in length. It was
dry and brittle; to top it all, I had dandruff, which was so annoying
because I scratched my hair a lot. My last relaxer was in August 2012.
So I made up my mind to cut my hair low but was still not sure if I
should as at then.
The dandruff which I had been trying to treat got
worse by November and I was so ashamed of my hair and I made the bold
step at last (Making sure I got wigs for covering). I told my mum about
it and she trimmed my hair so low with a scissors (my first big chop)
and I felt like a new person plus I was now curious to see what my own
natural hair would look like.
Not satisfied with this low cut; I decided to cut every strand of hair
on my head away. So in December 2012, on a beautiful Sunday, in front of
my bedroom mirror, I had my second big chop. I was BALD but felt
relieved as well.
I took pictures after that big chop and started wearing wigs. Everyone
wanted me to stop the wig-wearing as they felt I looked good with the
low cut. But I had no intention in doing that until my hair was of a
very impressive length.
Few weeks after, this is what my hair looked like
|Few weeks after BC|
|2 months post BC|
I had to do the Big Chop (or should i say really big chop) though I was
initially thinking of transitioning but could not because of the
dandruff I had. I was mostly wearing wigs because of the bald look.
|4 months post BC|
|6 months post BC|
|9 months post BC|
|On Box Braids|
|Side-swept Kinky Braids|
|Packed Kinky Braids|
These are some products that have been useful to me:
-Water (to wet my hair before combing; this makes it easy)
-Gervenne Nutri Shine anti-dandruff shampoo
-Shea Butter (Though I don’t like the smell but it’s all for the best)
-Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting shampoo
Meditrit Triple action hair cream (so i have stopped using petrolatum hair creams)
My hair treatment so far……
-Co-Washing once a week
-Daily moisturizing with buttercream
-Shampooing 1-2 times a week
My hair was one year last December and I’m super excited to have reached
this point. And as much as I want the long luscious hair, I also want
to enjoy my hair as it is.
Though my hair is still short, I intend growing it to my dream hair length. I love Natural hair, It’s the best best for me (I think) *winks*
|Hair in December, 2013|
Would be posting recent pictures and more updates on my natural hair soon. Don’t miss it
*I need suggestions on how to care more for my hair. Leave a comment as it would be very helpful* Thanks for stopping by.
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