Saturday, 11 August 2012

'My Hair' Tab - An Introduction

A couple of months ago (about 6 months + ago), I went to have my hair retouched at a quite reputable salon here in Lagos and my scalp got burnt and did not retouch. I was so upset that day, that I swore (swore is a strong word but that is really what I did) that I would never go near a relaxer again in my entire life. Thus began my journey to natural hair.

I proceeded to chopping off half of my hair, leaving the remaining half for braids to hold onto. I adopted the practise of braiding my hair, twists to be precise. I had 3 different styles of braids from that time till about 3 weeks ago when I did corn-rows which I loosened last saturday. On a whim, I decided to give my hair and scalp a week of rest before proceeding to the next session of twisted braids.

While wondering what to do with the hair, I came to conclusion that the hair bands I had not used since the days of my short curls would come to good use and I posted a picture of me with my hair tied back in the bands and the bun I came up with. To my surprise, it was hugely accepted and I received loads of compliments on my transitioning. I have also been encouraged to document my transitioning/natural hair journey (which is something I had considered a while ago but figured would be too much trouble especially as I knew nothing about natural hair).

But after much consideration, I have decided to indeed document my journey. Please, be patient with me as regards hair posts, it is a journey and I am by no means an expert at this. I am excited and hugely looking forward to this.

And to all my fellow naturalistas (OMG, I am now a naturalista *swoon*), I say "I am really happy to join this beautiful community"

Thank you