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Well, here I am. I'm taking the plunge and I am so excited. Nope, I'm not getting married, I'm going natural. Yep, all the way. I have started to change my diet already, but now I am ready to take the next step and and grow the relaxer out of my hair.

My last relaxer was April 24, 2008 so I am already 2 months in. I decided to get kinky twists (Memorial Day 2008) to help me along the way and they have been great.

On July 10, 2008 I took out the kinky twists and went ahead and did a small BC. Yes I did. I love it! I plan to BC on January 1, 2009 for the New Year.

Wish me luck!

UPDATE: I BC'd on August 22, 2008!!!! I couldn't hold out until the new year.

UPDATE: April 24, 2009 - One year without a relaxer!!!

Hair Goal: Healthy APL Unstretched Hair

Hair Glossary

Terms Related to Shape

Shape- how each individual hair naturally bends and twists creating coils, curls, kinks or waves

Coily-kinky – locks of hair are curled very tightly into an “o” shape with a diameter of 1/8” 1/4’’.

Coily-curly – locks of hair have a defined “o” shape” looped into a corkscrew affect with curly diameter approximately 3/8” and larger

Kinky – locks of hair have a zig-zag “z” pattern without ever creating the “o” of Coily hair. The bends are very small and frequent.

Wavy – locks of hair have loose “s” shape without ever creating the shape of an “o”. The bends tend to infrequent, only occurring about every 1 inch or greater.


Terms Related to Length

Length - average length of the hairs

Short – hair length at lowest part of earlobe or above

Medium – Hair between lowest part of earlobe and shoulders

Long- Hair past shoulders


Terms Related to Volume

Volume - number of hair strands per square inch

Thick - very dense amount of hair, cannot see scalp without parting hair. Cannot see through strands of hair

Medium - mildly dense amount of hair, can see through very few sections of hair

Fine (thin) - lower number of hair on head, can see scalp when hair moves


Terms Related to Texture

Texture – refers to the thinness or thickness of each individual hair strand

Coarse – hair strands are thick

Medium – hair strands are of medium thickness and fairly strong

Fine – hair strands are thin and fragile

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