Don’t Judge Me

But… I still have my ponytail from when I cut my hair on July 22, 2011. It’s been in a zip lock bag since then. It’s still as soft as when it was on my head. Unfortunately, it’s not long enough to donate to Locks of Love.

I wonder what my natural hair journey would have been like if I didn’t decide to cut off the relaxed ends that evening, after transitioning for 16.5 long months.

The one product I wish I had while transitioning is Kinky Curly Knot Today. My biggest problem with transitioning was detangling my hair after washing it and that product would have made my life a whole lot easier.

It was hard for me to let go of my hair, but I knew it would be better in the long run. I’m glad to read that I’m not the only one. SupaNaturalTammy from YouTube mentions that when she did her big chop, she cut off everything except for her bang. She called it her “sanity piece” and held onto it for a few days. LOL. Love her!

In any case… don’t judge me. Maybe one day I’ll be able to part with it.

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XOXO,
Rece

The Ultimate Length Check

A lot of times, I don’t give my hair enough credit for how much it has grown. I remember when I first cut it off in July 2011 and my main concern was that it was long enough to put into a ponytail. Truth be told, I hated the way I looked with short hair. That was never a secret. I look back at pics from when I first cut my hair and I cringe. Yeah, short hair works for some people, but it’s not for me. I can guarantee that my hair will never be that short again.

I decided to finally put a few pics together to acknowledge my progress over the last year and 4 months. I’m kicking myself for all of the trims I’ve done during that time period. I can only imagine how much longer my hair would have been it I wasn’t so scissor happy all of the time. Come to think of it, my hair may have been extremely damaged if I didn’t, so I guess all isn’t lost.

Without further ado, here are the pics…

My first day with all natural hair. Relaxer free!

July 2011 vs September 2012

July 2011 – BIG CHOP!

September 2012

Ponytail Comparison

July 2011

October 2012

November 2012

December 2011 vs. October 2012

December 2011

October 2012

Not bad, huh?

XOXO,
Rece