Yep, I have officially cut off all my relaxed ends! I was planning to long term transition for a year or more, but I didn’t make it lol. I got to about the 10 month mark, and I let myself do what I’ve been dying to do for the longest time. I’ve absolutely hated my transitioning phase, but I was too attached to my long hair to cut it off. One day I realized that it wasn’t worth it. It wasn’t worth struggling to do my hair, and walking around with big roots and straggly ends just to hold onto a little length. It’s just hair, and it’ll grow back. I cut off about 10 inches of relaxed ends and I currently have 4-5 inches of natural hair.
Let me just say the experience was not what I was expecting at all. I had already resigned to the fact that I would hate it, but I told myself I would just get over it. I thought I would cry about losing my long hair and hate my new short hair. But I was sooo wrong. I know it hasn’t been that long, but so far a week has passed and I haven’t had any regrets. I feel like it was the best decision for. I don’t always like seeing short hair on me, but I absolutely LOVE being natural. I love that I can actually run a comb through my hair when I wash it, or twist it and actually have the ends stay twisted instead unraveling. I love that my hair is all the same texture, and I don’t have to fight with it to make try to make the roots match the ends. I love that I’m seeing my natural hair for the first time in 9 years, and I’m actually able to enjoy it.
Everyday won’t be perfect, and I know struggles and bad hair days will come. But I’m willing to accept the bad with the good. Ultimately, I’m happy with my decision, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and my hair. 🙂
My First Twistout
That I later pulled into a puff