In less than a year! I was fed up and frustrated and decided that maybe going natural is something I needed to explore so I hopped online to do some research on going from relaxed to natural, I wanted to know what to expect, learn about products I could use, etc. Really not expecting to find much, I was literally blown away by how many women out there was blogging about healthy hair, both relaxed and natural! I was glued to my computer reading everything and anything about how to get healthy hair, I was hooked! Once I started following certain steps/rules, my breakage stopped dead in its tracks! After seeing all those ladies with long healthy hair I felt like there was hope for me again. I hated how short and thin my hair was I was not used to it; I was now hiding my hair with wigs because I had to not because I wanted to. I wanted my length back.
By March 2012 I had a lot of new growth (well, at least to me since it had been years since I went that long between relaxers); my last relaxer was in December 2011. My plan was to grow out my hair and keep cutting away at the remainder of relaxed ends little by little but my thick roots and thin ends got the better of me. I was going to just chop it all off, I felt like I was wasting my expensive products on ends that was going to be chopped off anyways. On the 20th March 2012, I went to my old salon (the one where I dyed my hair black) to cut off all my relaxed ends. I didn’t want to go looking for a new salon plus I figured she couldn’t do any more harm so I took the chance with my old salon. Despite telling her that I wanted to get rid of all my relaxed ends she still left about two inches of relaxed hair. So I had about an inch of new growth and two inches of relaxed ends, about half inch to an inch of which was still black. I had some regrets but I loved how thick my hair was :D
|March 2012 Big Chop|
|November 2012 Before Trim|
|March 2013 Before Trim|
Happy Hair Growing!