I got my first relaxer roughly 7 years ago; I remember it well. I was so excited to finally have long straight hair, and not have to wear my “little kid styles” anymore. If you had told me I’d ever be going back natural, I would’ve looked at you crazy! Yet here I am 7 years later transitioning. I was looking at old pictures, and I couldn’t help but to laugh at the irony.
After everything I went through, here I am today wearing the exact same style that I deemed childish. Longing to get back to where I was.
I’m happy to be on my hair journey, though; happy to be getting to know my natural hair again. I think I’ve learned a lot, especially when it comes to patience.
Oh, and I almost forgot, my tentative big chop date is May 10, 2014, my one year transitioning anniversary! This date is not set in stone, but I’m definitely leaning more towards it than anything else. I’ve been getting a little more anxious to cut my hair, but I just want a little more growth before I take the plunge. I definitely don’t want to drag this transition out too long either, so one year seems good to me. I should be back home from school by then, and I’ll have the summer to get used to my hair 🙂
That’s all for now, thanks for reading!