SoBeautiful8687(SoBeautiful8687) avatar
I started my natural journey about a year ago, in April 2008, when I had my last relaxer and decided I would never get one again. Relaxers and coloring my hair (mostly self-coloring thanks to my love of experimenting) had taken a toll and a haircut I'd had in April 2007 STILL had not grown all the way back a whole year later!!

My research on natural hair and the advice of a natural friend inspired me to go this route. YouTube, nappturality and Motown Girl also helped A LOT in my transitioning process. I wanted to transition for 8 months and do my BC on my birthday in Dec, but it came just a little early when I took out my microbraids in November and got an unintended BC! LoL they had taken quite a bit of hair out so I simply cut off the rest of the relaxed ends myself. In seven months I'll celebrate my 1 year nappiversary and I can't wait to see where my hair is then!

Right now I'm trying to maintain good health inside and out so my hair can thrive and GROW. Yes, I'm in that stage where my TWA doesn't seem to be growing, even though I know it is because it's getting thicker and thicker. I've flat-ironed it twice so far and it's caught up to my pre-BC length, collarbone length in front and brushing my shoulders in the back. It's just frustrating because the front grows soooo much slower than the back and I'm ready for it to catch up already! But I'll just keep concentrating on the health of my hair and growth will come when I'm not even thinking about it.

I am a self-proclaimed PJ!! Thanks in part to the many natural haircare product review videos I've watched lol but I'm going to try not to buy anything for a whole week...I don't think I'm gonna make it because I want some coconut oil! I have more conditioners than I'm willing to admit because my hair LoVES and NEEDS moisture!! I tend to forget that I'm a broke college student who will soon be a broke grad student!

I'm new to Fotki but have already seen some of the lovely natural haired ladies on here. You all inspire me to keep this up and keep the chemicals out of my hair (though I have nothing at all against women with relaxers-ya'll have some beautiful hair too!). Thanks to everyone and pics coming soon! :)
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Saturday, April 4, 2009
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