-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I transitioned for 15 months mainly b/c my DH wouldn’t have been cool with a TWA. He loves long hair. Ironically I had a blonde TWA when we met. Go figure!
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I did my BC on August , 2007. Initially, I loved my hair.
-What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?
Rollersets were my staple hairstyles during my transition. However, I did also rock wigs & a lot of ponytails.
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Don’t laugh – I didn’t. I was cool with the relaxed hair shedding on its own. The scraggly ends were what made me grab my scissors & finally do my BC.
-Why did you choose to go natural? Are you happy with your decision?
I’ll be honest – I’m probably different than most naturals when it comes to this question. I didn’t go natural because of a movement. I didn’t go natural b/c I wanted to know more about the “real me.” I went natural simply b/c I wanted long hair & I thought that I couldn’t achieve that with relaxers. I did my BC right before I found LHCF. Once there I found out it was possible to have really long (& healthy) relaxed hair. But it was too late. I chose not to relax again b/c @ the time I was loving my natural hair. As time has passed & my hair has gotten longer, dealing with textures ranging from 3-4z has taken its toll on me. The dryness, the microscopic knots on my ends that cause me not to retain length, the lack of styling skills when it comes to natural hair… Definitely I’m not trying to cast a dark cloud on napturalness! I look at natural hair Fotkis all of the time & drool but I find that I love everyone else’s natural hair, just not my own. I really thank you for posting the entry about your sister. I’ve been doing all of the research on becoming a straight haired natural myself. I hope I can still be a welcome member of the natural hair community. Thanks…