Can you believe that two years ago today, I started my journey to natural hair? Whooza! How time flies? I did spend most of that time transitioning but I'm all natural now, so It's all good.
I had to share the image below because its a true reflection of my hair journey. And i'm sure you can all relate.
In April this year I finally did a mini chop (cutting the relaxed ends off) after transitioning for a total of 18 months. God only knows how I went for so long, because dealing with two textures wasn't easy. It became even more frustrating as time went on, so I knew it was time to let go and fully embrace my natural hair.
Like many long term transitioners, I was apprehensive about cutting the relaxed ends off. How was I going to deal with losing length? Will I be able to create my favourite styles? Will I even like my own texture?
I'll keep it real with you, it was a bit of a struggle working with shorter hair after the mini chop. My twist outs didn't sit as nicely as they used to, my up-do's didn't look as fabulous, my hair lacked shine and my curls weren't as defined as i'd hoped them to be. BUT I was all natural and this is what god had blessed me with.
I spent the follow months getting used to my texture, experimenting with different products, adjusting my daily regime and learning to except my hair for what it was...Beautiful.
I've put together a gallery of hair photos taken over the two years. Hopefully this will encourage, inspire and help someone on their journey to natural hair.