It all started here
***After stumbling upon the Natural hair page on Facebook, I started following their updates, trying to go back to being a natural involves either cutting your hair which is called the big chop or transitioning which is leaving the relaxed ends to fall off while the natural hair grows. I was in a dilemma, I did not want to lose my hair neither did I wish to continue with relaxing, I had the fear of my hair not growing anymore after cutting off the relaxed ends, I could not imagine how ugly my head would look after shaving, have you ever seen a lion without a mane?
So, I opted for transitioning instead, it was successful and I was able to transition for two months until the third month when my mum said I needed a touch up, I tried explaining that I was trying to grow my natural hair back and there is this thing called transitioning and there are natural hair care products I can add to my hair that would minimize the breakage of the relaxed ends, and that my natural hair is stronger and blacker than the relaxed ends, and blah blah blah, my mum just looked on amused perhaps from the thick mass of hair on my head which was so entangled that I could not get a comb through it, they were turning into locs already, underneath, the natural growth looked like a spruce tree, the relaxed ends at the top fell lazily over the natural hair like palm tree leaves, when I saw my self in the mirror after getting to the salon (my mum ordered me to come along ), I look like an hybrid of Medusa and Hephaestus, it was so horrible and I felt really sad, I sighed deeply and let my shoulders sag as I felt the cool toxic smear of relaxer on my hair…
Have you ever been made to do something you would rather not do? Or you fought through it? What risks have you taken for what you believe in? #xoxo