Thursday, December 1, 2011
To Be Or Knot To Be... Natural.
I decided to go for it! After all, wasn't I born with kinky hair? Many moons ago, my mother put that first relaxer in my hair, it was a Creme of Nature relaxer. My sister had one in her hair and I wanted one sooooooooo bad. So, I convinced my mother to do it once when she was intoxicated. It worked... but man did I pay the price. I remember to this day - her washing my hair out... literally! My hair was going down the drain right along with the water.
I remained with a relaxer for many years... up until I decided to get my last one in May 2009. I got a mini-touch up. I call it a mini-touch up because I didn't do a full touch up where you make sure all of your roots are nice and neat. I just did my edges to make sure my micro-braids would look cute in the front of my sewn in. That was the last time I even smelled a relaxer. I cut my relaxed hair off (after wearing sewn-in weaves) in November 2009 and I haven't turned back since.
I can't say that I miss having a relaxer as with being natural, it appears to be so much more versatility. Yes, it was much easier managing my hair in a relaxed state; however, I was sacrificing my health for it. Do I miss my doobies and being able to up and go, at times? YES!! But you know what - I can't and I won't go back! I've come too far (sounds like I'm about to preach right) to turn back now! I've encouraged so many others to become natural and I have to continue to set an example that you can and will be beautiful as a NATURAL woman (or man).
So, here I am, almost three years in, learning more (wishing I learned it THEN) and sharing my knowledge with others. I'm inspired that I inspire others... and I'm proud to be natural... it's just something that is sexier about us! ;-P