Monday, October 26, 2009

Diary of a transitioning woman

Well as some of y'all know i have decided to give up on that creamy crack also known as relaxer. It came to me after seeing so many beautiful naturals. it made me rethink the state of my hair. I actually started transitioning by accident in march. before that for about a year i swore i was going to transition but never did. A part of that was the fear of what texture my hair would be. I feared the worst and didn't know if i was prepared for it. I am happy to say i am pleasently suprised

Well as i said by accident i transitioned with the help of full weaves.At this point i have a pretty good amount of NG ( New growth) but i am waiting until i have a comfortable ponytail before i do a BC. At first i was going to do what other transitioners(not a word) did but i realized i have to do what makes me comfortable.

Prior to transitioning i heard some horror stories about having a hard time working with both textures. For me its not so hard especially since i am transitioning with the help of weaves. I let my own hair breath for about a week or two and then i reinstall a weave.

At this moment i am in love with my texture. its not as bad as i presumed it to be. I am happy i decided to take this hair journey. I think when i cut my NG it will be a bit overwhelming but I'm sure i will be very excited and happy about my choice.

I took some pics of my progress. The one with the clip shows my NG from the clip up. I think its a pretty good length but i will wait a few more months before i cut the relaxed hair off...
For those skeptics, i am not holding on to my hair b/c i dont want to part with it BUT i would like enough of it so i can get a ponytail and/or braid to weave ( i know i can add hair but i dont want to)

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