So I decided to go natural. Well, back to natural hair. My best friend had been trying to persuade me for years to return to my natural hair but I had every excuse in the book, one of the biggest ones being that I had 4C hair and it would be too hard to manage. In addition, my relaxed hair was healthy and super easy to maintain. However, after my birthday last October, I decided that I wanted a drastic change. What could be more drastic than returning to my roots? So I went for it and began transitioning in November 2015.
The one thing that I thought for sure was that I would absolutely never wear my hair short and natural – a TWA was not for me. So I had every protective style you could think of lol! Then about a month ago, I took out some crotchet braids that I was rocking for some time. I looked in the mirror, looked at the relaxed ends and grabbed a pair of scissors and went to work! I looked crazy lol! But my natural hair was full, a decent length and… EXTREMELY coarse. Yikes! Wish I had some before pics but, as you can see below, it was long enough to braid very easily. I wore wigs for a couple more weeks before I decided to get this haircut.
I needed a fresh start in so many ways. They always say that a woman that cuts her hair is about to change her life and I am a living example of that! I was petrified but I needed this. I went to Vernon Scott, a noted celebrity barber, to get my hair cut and though I thought I was going to pass out when I saw the finished product, I felt liberated. Like a new woman. Like I could take on ANYTHING. There is so much newness going on in my life right now and this was the perfect way to kick it off. I am overwhelmed just thinking about it. And I am so excited about my natural hair journey. So if you were ever thinking about starting fresh and cutting it all off – GO FOR IT! I promise, you’ll feel like a new woman. 🙂
Check out my iPhone (forgot my camera) selfies and pics below!