Jul 20, 2009

Back to Basics

I've been meaning to write about this for some time now but I've decided to "go natural", though it really just seems like I'm giving up relaxers/texturizers. I had an awesome hair texture when I was younger and why buy weaves when I can just grow it myself. lol... I mean, the big, wavy, curly hair that I love is capable of coming out of my head so why not. As the natural hair community calls it, I'm currently "transitioning" and have been for about 2 months now. I don't know when I'll do my "big chop"... I like length so maybe in 18-24 months. Dealing with the 2 textures isn't a problem for me. I've been trying twist outs and braid outs (twist outs are my favorite) and have become infatuated with a few blogs during my hair journey (Honey.Brown.Sugar, CurlyNikki, and Black Girl with Long Hair) It's amazing to discover this whole community of other black women that are embracing who they are and loving their natural hair. I am not as balls out as some, changing my diet - taking vitamins, being all holistic and what not - - but I am making a genuine effort to take the time to nurture and care for my own hair!! With the economy being in shambles folks are looking for any way to cut costs - - it's definitely easy on the wallet not being a slave to the salon. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on my progress!

Transition - 2 months


Jonezy said...

Congrats on transitioning. You have beautiful hair now, so I can just imagine gorgeous you natural hair will be.

Be patient with your hair through the transition and know it will be worth it in the end ;)

South Loop Social Light said...

Thanks Jonezy. I'm still experimenting with different styles and finding what works for me... but so far, so good.

CaramelKisses said...

Woohoo..congrats on joining the natural community.. I've been where you are! I did my big chop in 2005 & have remained natural ever since then..it will be challenging at times, but I'm happy that you have decided to stop living the "LYE"..lol

I'm here for you when you need a "natural" head for some encouragement along the way ;-)

Catherine said...

Welcome to the dark side.... I am natural and trying to cut out as many harmful chemicals as possible. I can't say I will never relax again, but for now, it's not even an option.

Anonymous said...

You hair looks so shiny and healthy. I love it! All the best with going natural. You au natural gals have such a powerful blog community, so I know you'll find tons of info to help you keep your hair healthy!

K.D. said...

Love your curls!

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