I decided to start to chronicle/share and celebrate my natural hair journey b/c I have fallen in love with my hair. I big chopped on May 21,2012. Actually my husband big chopped me on May 21, 2012. I love that he supported this. He would not have any time before b/c he wanted/like me with long, flowy hair. Whenever I wanted to just cut my permed hair he would be reluctant so when I was ready to cut hair and go natural and he was all for it, it became epiphanic(is that a word?) -angels singing ‘hallelujah’!! What I’m trying to say is that it MUST have been the right time and the right thing for me to be doing at that time in my life b/c he obviously was ready also.
I got my first relaxer in my 20’s. So without telling my age, I’ll just say that I’ve had a relaxer my hair for about 20 years or so. I never knew my hair except for the long hair – washing – and – sometimes – painful – detangling – and – straightening – with – the – straightening – comb sessions my mother performed on my hair.
I’ve read information on hair typing and the like but I don’t subscribe to that for myself. I don’t know what type I am. I just know I have what I have and I’m learning to enjoy and work with that. I’m learning to love Dee(me), naturally