So back to the story, my mom decided to go natural, and her being my mother and role model, I decided what the heck. I had seen some natural hair people who had long hair and lovely curls and I thought that that could be a nice change. So luckily I was already like two or three months into the transitioning process. I just want to say that it is very possible to do the transition without the” big chop” my mother and I did it. I favorite style was a “corn row out”, with this you couldn’t tell where the natural hair stopped and the relaxer ends began. So within a year my new growth took up about 90 percent of my head, and I was soooooo tired of my straight ends. So finally I went to my natural hair stylist that I had been seeing and we finally just cut of the rest of the relaxer and I had the cutiest bob. Then it was experimenting time. I honestly didn’t know what to do after that I tried straightening it which worked unless there was the slightest bit of humidity ….it was just a extremely puffy. So I experiment hair washing tips and a couple of styles but I was still completely in -experienced. I loved playing around so I learned stuff over the years. Even though I didn’t know what was going on in these years I learned the best lesson, to love my natural hair. And that I did.
Ok so here’s what I meant when I said my natural journey really didn’t start until this December. So as me and my mom learned more about hair we learned more about right products which is the key to success. I started to get so inspired I decided to start a facebook group call Black is Beautiful: I Love my Natural Hair. I figured there are so many people who should know just how possible and beautiful it was to rock your own hair the way that it was. Also so many people either want to become natural or are natural and are in my “what do I do now phase” and I want to share what I could offer. Now the group has taken off and we have our own small community of natural hair. I have learned so much from researching and hearing what others have got to say. Now I realize I can be natural and wear it natural. See before I was natural but I still straightened it but now my mom and I both are ready to go full fledged natural, without the straightening. I am so blessed to see the number of people making the choice to go natural in the group, outside of the group, on the web, and even in the media. It is truly time for us to break free of the past chains and learn to love and take care of our hair the beautiful way it is….because black is beautiful!