21 Month Natural Hair Journey

I’ve been transitioning to my natural hair texture for approximately 1 year and 9 months, or simply 21 months as I like to put it. I’m not sure when I will do the big chop. I’m thinking of doing it at the end of this year or when I reach month 25 because I love multiples of 5 for some odd reason. I first transitioned in 2010 when I did the AmeriCorps NCCC program, but, around the end of the program, I chickened out and relaxed it all over again. I was a bit upset with my myself. Especially since I invested in so many products to care for it during that time, including paying $50 for Miss Jessie’s Super Treatment.

My second shot at transitioning started sometime around December 23, 2010. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure when my last relaxer was. I just know for a fact it was no later than April of 2011 and I know I’ve been transitioning for over a year. I decided to make this post to show you what my natural hair looks like now instead of hiding it under wigs all the time.


Are my teeth really that yellow or is my camera phone just really shitty? Notice how I don’t edit any of my pictures. I just take them and upload them. *gasp* No, I do not use Photoshop. I don’t even know how to use Photoshop and I’m too broke to buy it anyway.

I have it braided all up into cornrows and it cascades down in the back, but…

For some odd reason, I decided to pin it up using bobby pins into a pile of shit in the back of my head! Yay 😀

I’ve had these braids for a little over a month (yes, I still condition and moisturize them) and they’re starting to look a mess so I’m going to take them down soon and show you all what my loose hair looks like *cringe* ^__^;;


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