I had started relaxing my hair for 15yrs after years of being told my hair is so thick and hard work while hairdressers would spend 5hours to wash, blow dry and hot comb my hair that my mum could wash and blow dry at home in and hour.
Anyway about a year ago I did not want to process my hair bone straight as I wanted my thickness and volume back and wanted to be able to wear my hair straight or curly I bought a bodifyer apparently a natural relaxer which loosens curl pattern rather than relax it bone straight that was not very successful £35 wasted it was, so I just went back to relaxing (between salon and self relaxing).
I then decided to cut my hair into a short pixie cut loved it it was beaautiful until the day my usual stylist was away I went for a shape up and this other stylist butchered my hair it looked horrible my style had gone. So I decided to grow my hair back but it just was not growing the same as it used to. I then began self relaxing and notices small area where I had small bald patches I tried extentions, single braids to help grow my hair but it just was not growing how I know my hair to go.
One evening after realising I can't afford to maintain my relaxed hair I decided I wanted to shave my hair off real low, go natural and bright blonde. I didn't have much regrowth but the next day I got my clippers and gave myself a no.3. And dyed it light golden blonde which went orange but I loved being able to feel my scalp with nothing to maintain it felt so good I felt so free.
Few days later I was not feeling the orange and got bleach and dyed it bleach blonde I liked it for about a week and then decided to tone it down and went for a dark blonde which the novelty for that wore off and I wanted a redish colour that did not work out well so I reverted to black/brown but also took my hair down again to a no.2 as I still had relaxed ends that felt very dry due to colour damage.
After doing this my hair became soft and embraced it while still learning what works and trying to figure my hair type. I had the black for about 2-3wks and have now gone a honey blonde which is not exactly blonde looking but looks natural and I am enjoying every minute of it. I have difficult moment when a routine that worked one week won't work the next that can be frustrating but I am not chopping off again I am gonna let my fro grow, it has been 1month so far since the last and final chop.
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