Sunday, 5 November 2017

Top Three Reasons Why I'm Transitioning To Natural Hair

Hey guys,

I'm so sorry things have been so quiet around here. Life has been super-busy. Growing old is tough, lol. So much to do, so little time. There are so many posts on my mind, so much I want to share with you all, getting the time to write is the issue. I hope to find a balance soon. Thanks for sticking around regardless.
Transitioning hair

So I'm on fresh new journey guys,  I'm transitioning back to natural hair. Here is why; 

Boredom & Seeking New Challenge:I got bored and needed a new challenge. I got bored with my texlaxed hair. Some of you would remember my instagram post on this. I suspect this is because I got to my goal length(Brastrap length) and even went past it a little. I considered relaxing it bone-straight cutting it really short and then grow it all over again. I decided to go back natural instead. I've been able to prove to myself, my friends and a few others that relaxed/texlaxed hair can be healthy and long. Mission accomplished onto the next one

Holistic healthy lifestyle: Now, this is the major reason. For about 18 months, I've been trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Organic foods, exercises, reduced canned/processed foods, more fruits and veggies, no foundation or concealer except on special events, black soap and my whipped shea butter as skin care products and so on. Don't laugh, but I have faltered several times especially with food. Lol. Cold Stone Ice cream is a major weakness. Hahaha! In all of these, the only chemical-laden thing I was holding on tightly to, was the relaxer. I decided it was time to give up the creamy crack.

Curiousity. I'm really curious to see what my natural hair is like. Defined curl pattern or not, dense or thick?  and so on. The last time I had a full head of natural hair, was 17 years ago. I have absolutely no idea what to expect. I vaguely remember hair dressers avoiding my hair or begging me to apply relax my hair because it was coarse and long. This scares me a little bit, but I know a lot of things I didn't know then. So we've (my hair & i) got this with the right regimen, technique and products. Knowledge is power.

My last relaxer application was December 22. 2016. It's been 10 months and two weeks since my last touch-up. I did not share this earlier because I couldn't believe I could do it. Managing two textures on washdays, detangling and so on. My conviction grew along the way and here I am. No going back now. 

I will not stop writing about relaxed, texlaxed or texturised hair. The ultimate goal is healthy hair, regardless of how you decide to keep your hair. My next post will be about how to prepare your hair for relaxer touchup. 

Happy growing

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