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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Think I Might Be Ready...

...for the big chop! I'm sick of dealing with this new growth and trying to manage two textures.  I thought I would transition for 9-12 months at least, but I don't want to do this all summer. I had short hair for over 10 years, so that's nothing...I'm just worried about having crazy hair that I can't manage. I just want to be free- I'm sick of relaxers and I'm sick of stressing over my hair. I want to go swimming and workout  and sweat and do whatever the $#@% I want. Even my boyfriend thinks I should cut it. He really liked my rod set last week.  He's also tired of me being moody because of my hair.  I could always braid it if I don't like it, right? My relaxed hair is so dead to me.  I can't even wear it straight without cringing in the mirror. I know I sound crazy.  I'm mad I'm making a big deal of this.  Some of my friends think I should do it, some think I should wait it out.  But who cares what they think? It's not their hair!  

2 comments:

Tamtamu said...

AAww!! Don't worry too much about it, dear! I remember feeling the same way when I was transitioning. I was so set on transitioning for a year, but it ended up being like 5 months. I also felt the same way about my relaxed ends, but when I cut them off, the relief was out of this world. I felt like I had finally embraced myself for who I am. In my country (am Kenyan) relaxed hair is still the norm, and kinky hair is seen as 'bad'. I have been wearing my hair completely shrunken, but for my first year all natural hair anniversary, I wore it flat-ironed so that I could do a proper length check. The body, the shine, the bounce and the LENGTH was amazing. Natural hair is gorgeous to say the least, and very very versatile. I love all the things I can do with it now. I wish you all the very best in your natural hair journey. You will LOVE the results.

Tiffanita said...

Aww, thanks for the encouragement Tamtamu!