I’m finally going to sit on the couch after stalking you for a year and a half. Lol; I’m so creepy. I’ve been completely natural since August 1, 2008 when I did my BC. My last relaxer was sometime in May 08′. Why the short transition? Check out my short relaxed hair style. Not much to hang on to; lol.
My Journey I would say started the day I had my first relaxer after giving birth to my son August 7, 2007 (by the way congratulations soon to be mommy!). I don’t know if it was hormones or the fact I had washed my hair the day before I had the relaxer (which I had done before and this didn’t happen!) My hair immediately burned! I mean tears and all. It felt like hot fire pins in my scalp I bared through it though wanting my hair to be silky smooth. CRAZY GIRL! Afterward my entire scalp was scabbed with burns and the next day my scalp starting seeping, bleeding or pus I DON’T KNOW. All I know is my scalp would leak throughout the day and my hair was stuck to my scalp! Besides this chaos do you know my crazy butt got another relaxer in 6-8 weeks! This time same side effects and my hair fell OUT!!! When I say falling out I mean running my hands through my hair and big chunks of 8 to 12 inches of hair just coming out. Here’s the result of cutting off the parts that didn’t fall out. (3-4 months later when I decided to let go of my hair and get the short hair style above.)
Alas I loved my short hair cut…FLY! But to maintain this do equals frequent salon visits equals money; lol. Which I’ve never done. Even when my hair was long I only went to get a relaxer and my ends clipped every 8 to sometimes 14 weeks. I went to the salon twice for that Halle Berry hair cut and that was it! As I remember my wait in between visits to get the creamy crack I remember loving my new growth. It gave my thin, limp hair volume I could never achieve. Rollers sets and anything you can think of relaxed girls get just didn’t work for me.
Finally, after just wetting my hair and letting it do what it do for about two months, I went in the bathroom and just cut my hair off. DRAMATIC! Everybody was looking at me like I had a Brittney Spears moment; lol. But I was so liberated. I felt free! I got it touched up by the family barber whom I could slap for giving me a line up and taper! But it was all good. I did wash and gos for an entire year and two months. Finally I hennaed and did your famous Twist&Curl. I’ve been doing twist outs since! I’m about to start adding the rollers now that my hair is longer. I felt it was a little difficult with the shorter hair.