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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

My take on transitioning from relaxed to natural!!- The beginning

So this is kinda long overdue! I have been asked so many questions about transitioning I thought it was about time I posted about it.

Let me give you a little background...
My natural hair journey began right after i had my first child. I was natural for most of my life because my mother refused to let me have any type of freedom with my hair. I gave myself my first relaxer when I was in 6th grade. I then began to experiment and teach myself all different types of hairstyles. By the time I was in high school I was doing styles for my friends also. I then became interested in growing out and caring for my hair.

The first website I was able to find was Growafrohairlong.com. From this website I learned a lot of the basics in haircare. I later found LHCF and all the other hair forums. From here my hair took off. I reached APL by the time I graduated from HS. I had my protective styles and regimen down!

I reached a little obstacle after I gave birth to my second child. I got on Birth control... I was on the depo but quit because of complications. I then began to use the ring.

What does this have to do with transitioning??

This is where my journey began! Because of the BC I began to experience hair loss. Which I attributed to the use of relaxers. So I decided to stop all use. I transitioned for a year and then did the Big Chop!

Pics of my BC can be found in my fotki album HERE.
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