My natural hair story goes back to 1999, but I was only serious about going natural after 2011. I’d gone without a relaxer from Sept 2010-April 2011, but instead of doing a big chop or a simple bob cut, I went back to the “creamy crack” and immediately regret it. After doing research about going natural via youtube, forums and social media, in November 2011 I cut my hair into a bob. As a long term transitioner, I cut my hair little by little and by June 2012, I was fully natural. I felt accomplished. It wasn’t an easy task, but I stuck with it and I have no regrets.
I love that the Type 4 Naturals platform gives me the ability to share the successes and failures of my natural hair journey with others. Not everything that works for me will work for you, but learning from each other makes the journey that much more enjoyable.
Here are some pictures from my natural hair journery:
My last relaxer 4/22/11
One Year Transitioning
What’s your natural hair story? Did you transition or do the Big Chop?