For a good portion of my life, I was on the creamy crack. I remember when I was in middle school, I saw this girl with puff balls and I was like “why won’t my hair do that?” It took me years to find out what was underneath my relaxed hair.
Making a life change is really hard. I remember when I was transitioning, I went through a lot of
ridicule and people asking me “girl when you gone relax that new growth!” Even when I cut my hair I had mixed feed back. Most women loved it and admired me for taking that step, others tried to be mean. I got through it because I learned that no matter what anyone else’s opinion is of me, I felt good about my decision to go natural.
This week I wanted to share my natural hair timeline.
I hope this post keeps you encouraged. Everyone’s journey is different, so embrace yours! Enjoy these Instagram screen shots and follow me for more pictures! @afrosandcondos
My mom had been relaxing my hair since I was in pre-k. Yes, pre-k. Even she was shocked when she thought about relaxing my hair that young. She said she did it to make it easier to maintain.
I loved dressing weird and outrageous in high school. I tried some of everything in high school. I went emo, and did the jet black rinse. I did the good girl gone bad Rihanna hair cut (that was my favorite). I started experimenting with weaves my senior year. I would get partial sew ins. Those were cute!
Okay, college was when the damage began. I had a sew in my first 3-4 months of freshman year. When I took out the sew in my hair just was not the same for some reason. It was dry, and the texture just was not working for me
Fun fact: I eloped with Mario to Florida when we got married. The humidity in Florida is very unforgiving on hair. Mario was the one that encouraged me to go natural. The summer of 2011 was when I did my big chop and I haven’t looked back!
This phase was awesome! I wish more women would appreciate the tiny fro phase because it is the most convenient style you can have being natural. All you have to do is wet it, throw some leave in or some type of curl cream and roll!
Medium Length Phase:
This is the phase that I found really hard. I just started to get bored with my hair. The length is really good but I didn’t really know what to do with it so…. I dyed it PURPLE! lol that lasted about 2 weeks, then I had blonde streaks which wasn’t so bad!
Big Ass Fro Phase:
So now I’m in this big ass fro phase and I’m not sure what to do with all of it. I’m thinking about looking into the Diva Cut just to give it some shape. I love how big it is! I must say the journey has been well worth it! I can’t wait to share more of my growth with you guys!