• hair,  hair care

    Necessary update, Protective Styling Challenge, and 4 Years Natural!

    So, it’s been forever since I’ve updated this blog…However, I think today is the perfect day to get the ball rolling!

    Today officially marks my 4 year “Natural” anniversary! Exactly four years ago, I decided to take the plunge and cut all of my hair off. That’s right, I did the big chop! When all was said and done, I only had a half an inch of hair on my head. Here’s some vintage snapshots of my hair circa December 6th,  2014. I went from this…

    To this…

    As you can see, I pretty much started my natural hair journey at ground zero. All in all, these past 4 years have been amazing! I don’t regret ‘big chopping’ at all, and am so happy that I decided to go natural. If I could do it all over again, my only regret is not big chopping sooner. Cutting my hair was an extensive learning process, and believe it or not, a journey of self discovery and appreciation. I grew to love my natural hair, and in turn grew to love my true self more. 

    Of course, I had to record bits and pieces of my hair journey, and did so with a few YouTube videos, and via tumblr. 

    In my videos, I talked about my first and second years natural, but in all honesty, I failed to talk about year 3. I also didn’t discuss my run ins with hair dye, heat damage, and a sheer lack of styling inspiration. 

    So, since year 3 went unnoted…I’m deciding to start year 4 a new! This year I’m going back to basics, setting goals and doccumenting my progress. 

    So…Let’s Begin!