I am transitioning from chemically straightened hair to all natural. I have done this once before, prior to blogging/flicker-ing. There were several reasons that I gave up and had my haired permed again. Chief among them, my hair was so time consuming that I couldn’t hack it.
I was in school, I was working, I was taking care of my oldest daughter’s plentiful hair. It was too much.
But, there has been a quiet revolution in natural hair care. There are thousands of youtube videos about styling and caring for natural hair. So many blogs that I could never possibly visit them all. I have learned so many things I could have done to ease my burden. Starting with cutting some of it off!
Black women very rarely look at that as a solution. I had a MASSIVE amount of hair. Taking a few inches off would have made my life so much easier.
‘Tis no matter. I’m headed back and can try all of those things this second time around. I want my daughters to know that without some seriously stinky and time consuming alterations, my hair looks just like theirs.
By picture 365 of this go round. I will look like a different person.