Tuesday, April 9, 2013

At A Crossroads With My Hair Journey

Transitioning to natural has been on my mind for a long time now. I was even going to continue stretch out my last relaxer but went ahead and relaxed anyway. It seems like a lot of the ladies that I looked to for relaxed hair inspiration are either transitioning or have big chopped. There are still some left though like Prettywitty77, Jen @ Just Grow Already, UloveMegz, Traycee, and EverythingMich. These are just the ones I could think of off the stop of my head. I know that I shouldn't base what I do with my hair on what other's are doing to their hair. But the force has been strong lately. lol I am curious to see what my natural texture is like but moreso I want the thickness that I lack. I love playing around with my new growth. lol No I'm not stretching to find myself or to get into with my roots. I'm doing it simply because I have the option to do so. I'm not claiming team natural. Hell, I don't even claim team relaxed. That teams stuff works my nerves. Let's get back to the topic at hand. I am going to see how this 22 week stretch goes and if it goes well I will continue to stretch. If I get the urge to want to my hair straight I'll just go to the shop get it blown out. Simple, right? Maybe not but I'm up for the challenge. I'm not big chopping because I hate short on me. I had to cut my hair really short back in my freshman year of college (could of went natural then if I knew any better) and I was not feeling it. Also, I still have length goals that I want to attain. Once I reach a length that I am comfortable with I will start trimming away the bone straight ends. I will stick with Shi-Naturals and Silk Dreams as my main product lines especially the Shi-Naturals Shi-Smooth Transition Kit. That kit helped me to get through my last stretch. I feel that with using quality products and perfecting my detangling technique that I can get through this. So right now I am stretching for as long as I can. Crossing my fingers that it goes great.

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  1. Girl, you KNOW I understand! I was were you are about 3 months ago and I just decided 'what the hell'? I just decided to go for it! I would never have even considered it before because my hair is so thick and unmanageable, but now that I have found products and techniques that make it easy, the idea wasn't so scary. You have your products down, so that is half the battle. Technique is the other half and that will take some trial and error. Also, start thinking of styles you can wear to blend the textures. As a fellow Virgo, I know you will do what YOU want with YOUR hair, so either way, I am sure it will be gorgeous. Good luck sis!

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    1. Thanks Age! I'm hoping I can do this. Just taking it one day at a time.

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  2. Those are some of the exact same thoughts I had before. I'm sure your hair will look great either way!

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