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My’Chelle- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 20219 Comments

My'Chelle- A Story of Transition
CN: Were you a long-term or short-term transitioner, and why?
M: I was a short-term transitioner. My transition was about six months. I had been saying I wanted to go natural for a while. I had tried to transition a few times before, but there was always someone to discourage me. The final time I transitioned, I decided that it was time for me to finally do something that I wanted whether others liked it or not. Since I was terrified to BC, I figured I would let my hair grow out first, so when I did decide to BC, it wouldn’t be too short.

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
M: I did my lovely BC on December 17th, 2010. When I was sitting in the chair, I had hyped my self up that I was finally going fully natural, but when it was all done and my hair dresser spun me around in the chair, I was sad. I didn’t like how I looked, I felt like a boy, and my self esteem momentarily took a plunge, but that all went away soon as I ran my fingers through my hair. I loved the texture and I couldn’t stop playing in it, I was EXCITED. I was ready to embrace all the wonders that came with being natural… after all, there was no turning back.

CN: How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?

M: Everyone loved it! It was a big surprise because I made the decision without asking anyone’s opinion. They thought it made me look more mature and I fed off of their energy. I would constantly get compliments where ever I went, and it made me feel good. I even went to cheer practice just to show everyone that even though I was bald, I was fiercer than before. They inspired me to wear my TWA with pride.

CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?

M: Definitely Kinky Twist, I love me some Kinkys.

CN: How do you keep your hair moisturized?

M: I wash my hair once a week or when it begins to itch (whichever comes first), with Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo. Then I condition with Organix Tea Tree Mint Conditioner. Next, I deep condition with Aussie 3 Minute Deep Condition, which does wonders! Then on a daily basis, I spray my hair with Aussie leave in conditioner, followed by Pink Oil Moisturizer Light, and top it off with some EVOO. Oh, and I don’t use a dime or quarter size amount of anything, I always go overboard, lol.

My'Chelle- A Story of Transition
CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
M: I went natural for two reasons. One, I’ve always hated getting my hair done because it was so painful and other people just don’t have any respect for your hair. The second reason I went natural is I despise relaxers and I’ve always had a thing for long natural hair, especially afros. Not to mention it has always been a dream of mine to have a waist length afro that followed me as I strolled down the street. Just imagine how everyone would have to move out of its way! That’s going to be an amazing day 🙂

My'Chelle- A Story of Transition


  • Tonia says:

    I transitioned for 7 mos and I bc's on December 19. You pix look great!

  • PeechyRoots says:

    :O I love your TWA ! Haha, this inspires me even more to keep going ! I'm currently 5 months into transition and LOVING it. I love your accesories and your reasons for going natural. 🙂 Good job girl! p.s I LOVE your dimplessss !! <3

  • Annie L. says:

    Your reasons for going natural made me smile 🙂 very pretty smile and TWA. You may want to consider the EVOO w/o the Pink Oil to cut build up or a butter whip to replace it (and eliminate that pink oil smell, Lol!). If your current routine works for you then cool as well.

  • Sharmer says:

    I use the organix tea tree mint shampoo as well. I wish it actually tingled though. Lol

  • Anonymous says:

    You look very cute!!! Congrats on your BC. All of your accessories are gorgeous!!!—–Vonzetta

  • Luscious Mahogany says:

    I agree with Breanna that TWA is way nice, I also love the accessories….I have got to get on that asap I see so many cute ones in everyone's pics, I'm like OOOOo I want that!! Great job girl it looks lovely!!

  • Breanna says:

    That TWA looks so good on you, and the smile is gorgeous so white and straight even teeth. All of the pictures you look so happy and confident with the natural hair,and it really does become you.

  • Naturally Nita says:

    I think it looks very cute on you!!! Our big chop dates are 3 days apart & I transitioned for 6 months as well! I did mine on 12/20/2010. Congrats on your big chop and enjoy your natural hair journey. I sure am!

  • Breanna says:

    That TWA looks so good on you, and the smile is gorgeous so white and straight even teeth. All of the pictures you look so happy and confident with the natural hair,and it really does become you.

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