My pursuit of naturalness started a mere 4 months ago. I’ve never been happier in my LIFE!! Those around me can’t quite understand my new found love of my hair. It’s actually unexplainable how obsessed I am with my natural tresses. Years ago, my cousin convinced me to go natural. However, I had absolutely positively NO CLUE on what to do. I cut it, dyed it black and…I seen NO curls! I washed it, threw in some black gel (EEEK!) and still…NO curls. I threw some braids in for a good 6 months. Soon as I took ‘em out I threw a perm in because I had neither knowledge nor guidance to even attempt to take care of my new growth.
Fast forward…August 2009, my co-worker is yapping her mouth on going natural and asked me to do the same. I looked at her like she was speaking Chinese math. First thought that came to mind was when I failed previously. I had many of the same general myths of naturalness so I came up with all kinds of “excuses”. 1. I don’t want to look “nappy” 2. its too high maintenance 3. my hair is too thick 4. I don’t want my hair looking dry 5. I already tried and it didn’t work for me. She kept throwing it in my ear and I still didn’t budge. Although I already had my mind made up, I couldn’t help but stare at her computer screen when she was browsing around miss jessie’s website. I’ve always secretly wanted big hair (think Bey in her “work it out” vid) and envy Traci Ross’ tresses. I hate when I get a fresh perm and I have no volume or bigness to my hair. I was dang near ready to get the “Bump It”, lol. Next thing you know, I’m searching natural hair websites and I become so engulfed in this whole new world. It was then I made the decision to reroute my next hair appointment for a touch up to the infamous “BC”.
Since my journey I’ve yet to use an umbrella, my skin has been FLAWLESS, no breakouts on my face, I love the water hitting my head every 2 days and I cant wait til the summer where I’m no longer concerned about the pool messing my hair up, lol. In conclusion, this is by far the greatest decision I’ve made. I’ve networked with so many wonderful people and I can’t wait to see what else my beautiful coils have in store for me!