Saturday, July 30, 2011

Products!!


When going natural or being natural, there is always a search for the "right" product. We read blogs and watch youtube reviews to see what others like and spend money on these products hoping they will work for our hair as well. Sometimes we luck up and find that right product and stick to it or we continue to search and spend money to find that perfect product. Sometimes our inner product junky kicks in and although we may have products that work great with our hair, we purchase new products just to try it. Some may try many products for the sole purpose of giving reviews to help others (Thanks guys!). Either way, we all go through a stage where we search for the perfect product.

Sometimes we expect too much of a product. We may want the product itself to make our hair thick, curly, silky, longer, or even shinier. Sometimes products give us what we want while other times we are expecting a miracle out of a product. A product can assist us with problems we have with our hair but a product can not create something out of nothing. If someone has straight or kinky hair, a product cannot make the hair curly. But, if we are rolling the hair with rollers, a product can help maintain the curls.

I think the main issue is that each individual person has to learn their hair. Sometimes you may find your hair twin but that doesn't mean your hair will like the same products as their hair. It is all a matter of trial and error and figuring out what works best with your strands.

What does your hair like???

Friday, July 22, 2011

Transition Cut Short

My last relaxer was July 10, 2010 and I did my chop on July 20, 2011. I initially planned on transitioning for 1 1/2-2 yrs but when looking at my hair, I felt it was at a length that I am comfortable with. My hair tends to grow really fast which is why I went ahead and cut. I know it will grow even faster now that the dead weight is gone!

I was not afraid of how I would look with my natural hair because why wouldn't I look good with what I was born with?! My main issue was the length. I did not want a TWA and have never had really short hair. I did not want to look in the mirror and not like the length so that is why I waited. I had my hair cut in a short style my freshman yr in college and my hair is a little longer than that right now so I am comfortable with that length. I also know the length will change within the next couple months.

Let the growing begin!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chop chop!

I am free!!! Free from those dead, limp, scraggly, relaxed ends!!!! After 1 year, 1 wk and 3 days, I decided that I was mentally ready to cut my hair!!!

I did not wait to cut it because I was afraid of how my natural hair would look.... I've seen my natural hair before since I got my first relaxer in 1999. I was mainly worried that the length would be too short for me. I did not want a TWA... neither I nor my husband would have been happy about that! But I felt like I was ready, esp after making small cuts and seeing how good it looked. I was ready to let go of the relaxed hair!

As of July 20, 2011, I am 100% natural! My husband says my hair looks much better with the relaxed hair gone and I am so happy that I did this! I will post more pictures later!