I guess I should start this blog with why I decided to go natural. Well it was something I had always wanted to to but would always lose my patience with my hair and end up relaxing it. I had gotten quite far with my last attempt but I dyed my hair and things just went south from there, so i decided to cut my hair when it was falling out so much you would swear I was on chemo. The BC is not for the faint hearted it was like someone pouring a bucket of ice old water in my face and there was no turning back, and the fact the my sister kept making fun of me did not help. Maybe I shouldn't have gone that short but after a week I warmed up to it. I've always felt that my hair is my crown and without it I felt naked, but as cliche as it might sound , I now truly understand that my hair does not define who I am.
Now my first week as a natural was not easy for a couple of reasons. I was a weave girl through and through so it was quite a shock for a lot of people when they saw me after the BC, I had to constantly explain myself and deal with people laughing at me. Secondly there are not a lot of products that deal with natural hair in South Africa which blew my mind, like seriously? Now this makes no sense whatsoever but anyway I plan to change that.
I've been doing a lot of research and have learnt a lot but it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what will work for you and your hair, but I'm figuring it out I think. So I've decided to take thisjourney with my 2 year old niece, poor thing doesn't have a choice but I'm sure she'll thank me one day