"Can I really do this?"
"What in the world am I going to do with all this once it is all natural?"
"Will I still feel cute?"
I have made my mind up to stick it out and focus on finding products and information for my hair. Natural hair blogs (CurlyNikki, MopTopMaven, maneandchic, NikStarWasHere) and youtube vloggers have been my saving grace over the past few months! I plan to do a long term transition because I do not want to cut my hair just yet. I've been doing twistouts, buns, and just recently I tried my first sew-in weave.
I will say, my hair seems to be doing okay for the most part and I have a lot of new growth. Sometimes I flat iron and straighten my hair and wear bouncy curls when I get bored with the twistouts and buns. It gives me a chance to see how much my hair has grown and keep me motivated to stay away from the creamy crack!
|My hair flatironed and curled. I love it!|
During my first attempt at transitioning, I cut my hair from BSL (brastrap length) to an inverted bob that was nape length in the back and barely shoulder length in the front. It was freeing but hard to maintain and I ended up relaxing again. So, this time around I will probably just cut a few inches off at a time.
I plan on transitioning for another year probably. Hopefully, I can stay strong! My natural ladies, what helped you stay motivated during your transition?