Since my last hair update, I have had my hair out for about 2 weeks now and all of a sudden I felt very frustrated with it and the frustration grew with each day. I can’t explain how I started to feel towards my transition all I know is that I started dreading it.
It all started when I tried to manage my hair and it would just go pear shaped. My natural hair would shrink underneath leaving my texlaxed hair to be the only hair that I can tie which made this close to impossible. I began to dread having my hair out and started feeling like protective styling is my escape of having to deal with my hair which did not sit well with me. A break I can work with, but a total escape no.
I got to thinking why I am waiting? Why not take the leap and big chop? and these thoughts + my frustration have been on my mind day and night.
On Thursday 8 August 2016 I decided to make the big step and big chop and here is how I did it
- I did everything in sections
- I detangled the section
- Then I spritz that section with water until my two textures were distinguishable
- My previously texlaxed hair was dense when made wet and my natural hair resisted the water so I snipped off the relaxed hair
- some areas I had to cut off some new growth because my hair grew unevenly so I did my best to get it to be presentable.
How will I maintain my natural hair
This all happened so quickly I haven’t had a chance to proper plan so I will be sure to let you guys know on my next hair update. All I know for now is that I still have work to do getting my hair to be just right but I will do that with time.
How do I feel?
I am so happy! I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I think my hair looks so pretty and I am head over heels in love with my natural hair. Transitioning can be so emotional at times and I was just not capable of dealing any longer. I am looking forward to my natural hair journey.