This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.
I just have to share my natural hair journey with you. I can’t believe that this weekend marked one whole year without a relaxer. My last relaxer was on November, 15th 2012. Crazy to think about it. This is my second time going natural, and I am really committed to it. Transitioning to natural hair hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be. To be quite honest, I had heard all of these horror stories. I thought I was going to have the hardest time combing my hair and taking care of it, but I haven’t. Praise the lord! Clearly I’m doing something right.
I wanted to talk about the first six months of my transition to natural hair. I am still transitioning and am going to probably do this until November. Around that time I will probably either keep transitioning, depending on the hair growth, or big chop. So far my transition has been pretty good. I haven’t had too many problems, and I am actually enjoying it. There was a period of two weeks, during what I call the Limbo time, where I was frustrated. I like to think that I am pretty okay now that I know what products work in my hair and what hairstyles work too. This video was shot on July 8th and I decided to go natural on November 15, 2012. If you have any transitioning tips or experience with going natural, feel free to comment below!
Here is a link to the Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil that I talk about in the video.
As you all know, I am going natural and the struggle to find styles for my competing textures can be trying on my patience, especially after 3 days.. Fortunately I found this great natural hair tutorial from On The Q Train, which shows you how to style your natural hair after 3 days. Why 3 days? Well… after you have washed/conditioned hair and styled it in twists or puffs, it takes about 3 days for your hair to start reverting back to its unstyled state. Most people don’t have the time to redo their do, so they need a hairstyle that will help them stretch their natural hair style for a week. This cute style from On The Q Train is something I could see myself doing. Now all I need to do is find one of the headwraps and I will be set.
Last weekend was my first time at Fro Fashion Week, and I am so glad I went. My friend and fellow blogger Ebony from Make Me Over Eb spoke at this event last year. She told me it was a really great event that I should try to go to and see what it is about. Since I’ve decided to go natural again, and the event was just three hours away I said, “why not?” Well… so far, so good.
All of the women here at Fro Fashion Week Spring 2013 have been so inspirational. We shared our hair journeys, and special hair tips. It was like we were sharing some kind of special hair bonding experience. We laughed and joked and had us a good ole time! I bought a VIP pass, so I received a box full of natural hair goodies that should help me transition from chemically relaxed hair to fluffy and full natural hair. I miss my old hair texture, my natural hair texture, and seeing all of these women with beautiful natural styles is making me impatient for hair growth, but excited for change.