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I’m Going Natural!!!!

I can’t believe i’m doing this! I’m soo exicited. That’s why i’m gonna say it again: I’M GOING NATURAL!!! Yes it’s a big deal.

I’ve been relaxed like forever! (6years in high school don’t really count tho;) and i’ve decided to try something new. As a non-conformist,i always like to stand out irrespective of my environment. There aren’t many sistahs that can boldly rock their natural hair that’s why they are all so dependent on weaves. Over the past couple of months i’ve come to realise i don’t really enjoy weaves especially with our Nigerian weather. The heat is out of this world. So on my quest to protective styling, after raiding a handful (yeah i know,i got bored :|) of hair blogs,i finally decided to go natural. The versatility is what basically inspired me. The number of styles and the ease with which they can be achieved just swept me off my feet. That way i can give proper attention and care to my hair without necessarily depending on weaves,braids and hair stylists and at the same time still look good. 🙂

It’s gonna be a MAJOR challenge which will require lots and lots of patience because i’ll be dealing with two different hair textures. I had my last relaxer treatment in February so my natural hair is quite obvious. (i love the texture! -____-). So i’ll be transitioning i.e growing out my natural hair until it gets to a point i’m satisfied with before the Big Chop(cutting off what’s left of my relaxed hair). And i have no idea how long it will take. Maybe till i’m bored or tired of waiting. Buh i’m thinking a year(February-February)or so. For now i’m just gonna invest in wigs you know (when you see me don’t try anything funny ) and maybe braids so i won’t think too much about it. I’m having problems taking my hand off my hair. LOL. So i’m not gonna bore you any longer. This isn’t a hair blog.

Honestly,i didn’t see this coming. The plan was to grow my relaxed hair to BSL. Well,plans change and i guess this is one of them. The only thing right now is there’s really no one encouraging and supporting me. My mom was just staring @ me when i told her. So i’m basically flying solo except for the ‘absent/invisible’ hair bloggers who try their best. I don’t really feel bad. i just hope i don’t get criticized or ostracized. I’ve heard a couple of things. It’s not that serious you know. I’ve just got bored. Any crime in that?! I think not. LOL. So i’m officially welcoming myself, ”Welcome to the World of Au Naturels”. That’s what they call themselves.

Anyways hope someone is inspired.
x

23 thoughts on “I’m Going Natural!!!!”

  1. Congrats dear.
    Indeed, plans change :] The versatility was definitely top on my list. About support, I can totally relate since I also had zero especially when it was still when little was known or seen of natural hair. I would encourage you to do your best to also try and see where the others are coming from and try and explain to them why you are on this journey if they desire to know. Just stay bold and stick to your journey. In time, they will see your results. As long as it’s what YOU want, go for it. What’s more, don’t forget the solid support the community of online natural hair bloggers provide. Happy growing ;]

    DATFUNKYFRO

  2. Just experienced the Big Chop… it’s liberating. Tho the temptation to get the straight short look is still lingering…

    Best of luck on your journey!

  3. Kudos oo! I ve visited many hair blogs, and I don’t av the patience! Am sorry! My natural hair is strong(dts d best word) I’ll prefer bn on low cut to bn natural! All d best tho! Kip us updated

  4. Alright, yes. I’m stalking your blog.
    I’m also going natural!. It’s taking forever though. The natural part is only an inch or so long and I started in February too, I think.
    The lack of support! Yes, no one understands me. I’m so close to giving up.

    1. LOOL you’re free.
      I can totally relate. I try not to think too much about it tho and yes it’s freaking slow buh i think it’s gonna worth it on the long run.

  5. Welcome to the world of the few brave girl who rock the afrotextured hair.Ive been natural for 2years andIm still counting.(since i left high school)though I feel like relaxing my hair but with 2 new naturals,ill just keep rocking and be your big sister in the natural world(winks*)

  6. congrats. Let me just say that any healthy “BLACK” hair is A LOT OF WORK! I know this because I follow relaxed hair blogs too. and they have similar regimen as naturalistas. You can tell they spend just as much time on their hair with the visible results they get. Also, I wouldn’t recommend wearing wigs for a whole year while transitioning. I say start getting to know your hair now, rather than waiting till it reaches the “akward” stage and you have no idea on what to do with it. Transitioning can be exciting, but I think doing the BC is the best and easiest way to go. No need dealing with mutiple hair textures (relaxed hair + many natural hair textures on your head).
    goodluck and I hope to read more of your inputs on my blog

    themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

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