I’m not a person to make New Years resolutions.
But last year I had a chance to make a decision about my hair. I always straightened my hair every 4-6 weeks. I HAD to have my hair straight, you know. But I finally started to see what it was doing to my hair. My hair never grew past a certain point. I could never grow it long. And of course that upset me. I mean I don’t mind short hair but I’d love to see how long I could grow it you know?
A friend of mine talked to me every once in a while about going natural. I listened and was interested but the last time I thought about it, I was half way through my pregnancy and my hair is so hard to work with. I couldn’t possibly make a decision to go natural while pregnant. So I put it off again. But I happened to be out of town the weekend I was supposed to straighten my hair in October of 2011. This was the start of my natural hair journey.
This above is the way my hair looks now… after I wash it of course. The hair that is straight is what was chemically straight before going natural. I can’t wait to completely cut that off. I have been working on my hair care routine. It is hard to figure out what works for you and your hair. So, here’s what I do:
- Wash hair with a natural shampoo
- use a deep conditioner for the amount of time on the bottle
- put on a leave in conditioner and heat protector
- Blow dry then flat iron my hair
Here is my hair after its done. I still have the horrible ends because of the chemically straightening but hopefully within the next year, most of it will be gone. I’ve already been able to trim off about an inch or 2 of the old hair since the decision. Can’t wait to be totally natural!