So let’s start with my hair journey…
Now, all through primary school and a little bit of secondary school, I always had natural hair; well mom never let us relax until secondary school. My hair was always so dry, so tangled, I hated it! Hairdressers complained so much about it cause along with the dryness, I had really thick hair; once a hairdresser actually took a painkiller after making my hair!
Eventually, I got so tired and finally relaxed it. Now I had this image of long flowy hair, but noo way, it looked like a rat died on my head! After about 3 relaxes, it finally got permed, and then I put rollers under the dryer and the result was amazing!
I kept this up for a while. Sometimes when my hair was due for relaxing, it’ll get so hard and thick and so difficult to maintain, but I never imagined, for once, cutting my hair.
After my A’levels, I had this long break, where I started experimenting stuff. I wanted to try new things, and then I stumbled on the ‘team natural’ rush. It was everywhere, I saw girls growing gorgeous natural hair, and I just wanted it (guess that’s everyone’s story). I studied it some more, followed some really interesting youtubers, tried out different stuff with my hair and I learnt so much. Eventually, I began transitioning, and cause I’m so impatient, I cut it after about a month transitioning.
So lets do the maths…
My last relaxer – May, 2014
Big chop – November, 2014
I studied some more, spent some stupid money on unnecessary products! But I learnt, I learnt a lot! I was always so bothered as to why those girls on instagram and pinterest had such fabulous hair, I tried using the same regimen (or so I thought) and it just didnt seem to work!
Its been 1 year and 2 months now, a lot of almost giving up, protective styling (we’re going to talk on that later), now I think I’m finally getting it right. NO! not that its all right yet, nah I’m just getting it!
I’ve come a long way, and I still have a long way to go.
There‘s so much I want to share. So, stay tuned to much more from me sharing here on the Afropelo.
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