A woman that cuts her hair is about to change her life. – Coco Chanel.
Cutting my hair was a cry for help in January. I needed something new a fresh start. I hated the direction my life was going in my job, home & goals. It all wore me done like a ton of bricks. I just wasn’t happy with anything that I had going on. The stress had started to play a role on my hair. It was extremely dry and uneven. although it was growing because I am blessed with hair that grows like weeds it wasn’t living up to its potential. so I cut it all off. My mother took a pair of scissors and we chopped it. You can read all about it in my other post. HERE
As a kid in the 90’s we all got perms which chemically straightened our hair, if you were committed every 3 months. And as a teenager that was the routine. When it started to get rough around the edges you permed it. I honestly didn’t know what the natural texture of my hair was. Because all I could remember was my hair permed straight. So when I cut it I didn’t know if it was going to be curly or not. I took a big leap of faith because of my daughters natural thick curly hair. She had to get it from someone.
The TWA part is super hard! that little afro you just cant do anything with except wear it or cover with a cap. But now that I have length and thick curls its hard to cover it at all. During the summer, I kept it in protective styles like braids and twists. Then I started to notice that it was growing so much and I was finally confident enough to wear it out!
For the most part I leave it alone. I don’t finger curl or anything. I wash it once a week to prevent product build up. Deep condition it twice a week and moisturize daily. On a good day a I might add a curling mousse if i’m feeling fancy. But that’s about it.
Are you natural? Thinking about it? What are you using on your hair? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading.