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One Year Later...A Hair Journey...

Friday, September 11, 2009

I started my relaxed hair journey to longer locks,September 11,2008, one year ago today. I relaxed my hair that June before, after two years of being natural...My hair looked good but it was in bad shape....
Six months later after hair loss, changes in my regimen a zillion times to combat the loss and massive breakage..it grew back a bit in the crown and sides but I was still battling crazy, crazy breakage and I could not for my life pin point the problem. I took supplements, nixed all direct heat, bunning and got hard core with my regimen...
Recently, I looked at the calender and saw that I was 10 weeks post relaxer...Same length and same problems. So I made a hard decision...

I'm done with the relaxer fight...

As of today I'm 12 weeks post relaxer and transitioning back to my natural hair. I'm done with trying to retain length and have a relaxer. My hair has literally fought against it. And for good reason, it hates relaxers, point blank...

I'm going to transition as much as possible so I wont have a TWA ( Tiny Weeny Afro) and at least have natural hair at the length you see at the picture above... I give my hair til January 1,2010 then I cutting all relaxer out and rock a fro.

This Big Cut or BC thang aint new to me, so there is no emotional ties to my hair and blah blah blah. I just want to transition out enough length so I have enough 'fro to play with.
Jamie

7 comments:

SoulSunshine on 1:37 PM said...

Your looks fabulous!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 1:50 PM said...

thanks!!!

Rai on 5:25 PM said...

You look great!! My hair is been on quite a journey, too. lol

Be sure to check out my giveaway! I'm giving out Perricone Skincare.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 3:55 PM said...

Thanks Rai! Will do :)

Elle* on 4:52 PM said...

Yup! We are in the same boat. I'm transitioning too because my hair just couldn't thrive with the chemicals!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 12:22 PM said...

Elle- thrive is the key word! lol

HeavenLei/Blumoonbabe on 9:25 PM said...

girl, work your natural hair. I gave up on perms for the first time when I was in high school, then went back after my freshman year in college-very briefly. Even argued with people over why I didn't want the stuff in MY hair. LOL I mean really, wtf is wrong w/people. I have a very thick, dense and full head of hair, but the strands themselves are extremely thin and fragile. Some people don't know the difference between a tight curl and coarseness; and coarse, my hair is NOT, so I don't care how mild a relaxer is, my hair just can't stand up to it- that goes for heat styling too. I've been natural for over 10 years now, and that's just how it's gonna be. I say all that to say, I'm over the whole issue of making some sort of statement by choosing to be/stay natural... we all just need to do what's best for KEEPING some healthy hair on our heads! LOL