A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Like many other African American children, I grew up getting relaxers because my hair was "easier to manage" that way. Sure relaxed hair came with its advantages. Bone straight hair (even when wet), detangling was a breeze, deep conditioning didn't require using half of the container. But the ease of detangling came with constant breakage, flat hair, and can we talk about the scalp sores? Yeah, no thank you.

  Left : 2009; Hair is stiff, with visible breakage on the ends.   Top Right : 2010; Some growth, not as much breakage but hair is VERY flat.   Bottom Right : 2011; Severally damaged hair due to bleaching and dyeing my hair myself.

Left: 2009; Hair is stiff, with visible breakage on the ends.

Top Right: 2010; Some growth, not as much breakage but hair is VERY flat.

Bottom Right: 2011; Severally damaged hair due to bleaching and dyeing my hair myself.

A quick hair history:

On March 11, 2013 I went to Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) and right after I went to Advanced Individual Training (AIT). My hair grew out so much I decided to just let it keep growing out naturally. My last relaxer was on February 22, 2013 I transitioned for a little over a year, and on April 26, 2014 I big chopped. 

Letting my hair grow at it's natural state is the best thing I could've done. It's full of life and at its greatest when I let it be free. In the section of my blog I will take you through my natural hair journey, share tips and tricks I use to promote growth. Feel free to leave a comment with questions or post you'd like to see!

  Left : April 2014; Taken right after i big chopped.   Right : September 2017; GROWTH!

Left: April 2014; Taken right after i big chopped.

Right: September 2017; GROWTH!

 

 

Bloom

Bloom

Congratulations, It's a fetus!

Congratulations, It's a fetus!