Hello everyone! Once again long time no post. This post is going to be a little update on me and what I’ve been up to. J
Last year I got my last relaxer in September, so you know what that means!! I have been transitioning to natural hair! Honestly I have been wanting to do this for a while but I have been afraid of short hair. I decided to transition instead of doing the big chop because of this fear. So it has almost been a year since my last relaxer, which is still a scary thought. I have gotten my relaxed ends cut some recently but still have a little relaxer still in my ends. I am learning more about my new hair journey everyday. A main reason I decided to go natural is because my daughter and my little sister are both natural. Even my grandmother is transitioning! I will upload pictures of our hair towards the end of this post. J
How I Do My Hair Now While Transitioning
I do things A LOT different now with my transitioning hair. Please know that I am still learning how to care for and do my hair. The things I do may not be “correct” but have been working for me so far. When it comes to my hair now, it is super thick versus how thin it was when I was getting it relaxed. When I comb it I use a metal pick or a paddle brush, water, and a conditioner. I like to do twist outs and braid outs, they work well with my hair. When I wash my hair I only use VO5 conditioner unless I have a shampoo/conditioner mix. I use that as a leave in and a deep conditioner. Honestly I have fallen in love with my hair. Even though I haven’t been transitioning long I am proud of the length and growth of my hair. My go to hairstyles are twist/braid out and just a regular afro puff. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Update On Me: What I’ve been Up too
This is the harder part of my update. I have been dealing with depression since I was 8. I’ve talked to professionals, been on medication, the whole nine. These past couple of months have been pretty hard for me. I haven’t had an appetite and haven’t really been getting the rest I need. I’ve lost weight. My emotions are completely out of whack. Today I finally made myself do something about the way I have been feeling. It wasn’t an immediate fix but it’s a step in the right direction and honestly I’m very proud of myself. Just pray for me, send good vibes and positivity.
I guess that’s enough about me for now. Aubree is starting school and turns four next month! My sister is in the 8th grade taking Algebra I! So I guess a lot of good has happened to overpower the negative stuff. : ) Just stay positive, work hard, and be great.