How long have YOU been natural? Are transitioning or thinking of going natural? If so, I’m going to give you some tips and tricks on ways you can rock your natural hair. I, myself have been natural for almost 3 years (July 25) to be exact. Let me tell you, it isn’t easy. It’s a lot of work you have to put into your hair, but I can say it’s worth it.
When I first went natural, I transitioned for a few months, lets sayyyy about 5-6 months, I usually wore braids or sew ins during this time period until one day I just couldn’t take it anymore. I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO DO THIS what i’m about to tell you! I lied to my mom and told her I was getting my hair cut into a cute bob style, right? Only did she knew, I was actually getting my relaxed ends cut off. So, I went to my hairstylist and got my hair cut. Now, ofcourse, this was so new to me I didn’t know how to feel about my hair. A part of me felt relieved that this was a new start for me and plus, I wanted a new look and then another part of me wanted to scream at myself like WTF did I do to my hair. I cried. I cried like a baby. I’m not going to lie because I’m like what is my mother going to think? I was so scared to even go home!
Long story short, she didn’t like it. It took her a while to get used to my natural hair. But, During this time period, I would wear weave or braids and my hair was growing SOO fast. It was like a dream come true to her. But, what I can say about this journey is that I learned to love myself. Even though, people in highschool were calling me names. These are the same people that are saying how they love my hair now and how they can’t wait for their hair to be like mines. LOL. I KNOW RIGHT.
How long have you been natural? Are you transitioning? What made YOU go natural? What were your experiences?
Here are some few pictures of my natural hair progress over the years!