I figure that it would only be fitting for me to give a glimpse of my natural hair journey before I continue on. So the rest of this week I’ll be highlighting the different transitions.
I’ve had a perm ever since I was old enough to get one. It seemed like no matter what I did my hair never grew. In 2011, age 22, when I was engaged to my now husband I decided that I should find a hair stylist and get my hair done consistently because we both would benefit from it.
The first day that I went to her he warned me saying: “Whatever you do, don’t let her cut your hair!”… 2 hours later I came out with my hair looking like this:
My husband wasn’t too happy about it but I promised him that she would help my hair grow. He reluctantly settled for that answer.
I started getting perms once every 3 months (4 perms a year) and in between my perms I got press outs and good conditioning. A short year later my hair looked like this:
My hair had never met my shoulders!!! They were part of the same body and lived in the same neighborhood but had never met until then. LoL. My husband was exuberant!
At the end March 2013 I got my last perm and decided that I wouldn’t get anymore. This is when my transition to natural hair began…