I’m Going Natural!!!!

I can’t believe i’m doing this! I’m soo exicited. That’s why i’m gonna say it again: I’M GOING NATURAL!!! Yes it’s a big deal.

I’ve been relaxed like forever! (6years in high school don’t really count tho;) and i’ve decided to try something new. As a non-conformist,i always like to stand out irrespective of my environment. There aren’t many sistahs that can boldly rock their natural hair that’s why they are all so dependent on weaves. Over the past couple of months i’ve come to realise i don’t really enjoy weaves especially with our Nigerian weather. The heat is out of this world. So on my quest to protective styling, after raiding a handful (yeah i know,i got bored :|) of hair blogs,i finally decided to go natural. The versatility is what basically inspired me. The number of styles and the ease with which they can be achieved just swept me off my feet. That way i can give proper attention and care to my hair without necessarily depending on weaves,braids and hair stylists and at the same time still look good. 🙂

It’s gonna be a MAJOR challenge which will require lots and lots of patience because i’ll be dealing with two different hair textures. I had my last relaxer treatment in February so my natural hair is quite obvious. (i love the texture! -____-). So i’ll be transitioning i.e growing out my natural hair until it gets to a point i’m satisfied with before the Big Chop(cutting off what’s left of my relaxed hair). And i have no idea how long it will take. Maybe till i’m bored or tired of waiting. Buh i’m thinking a year(February-February)or so. For now i’m just gonna invest in wigs you know (when you see me don’t try anything funny ) and maybe braids so i won’t think too much about it. I’m having problems taking my hand off my hair. LOL. So i’m not gonna bore you any longer. This isn’t a hair blog.

Honestly,i didn’t see this coming. The plan was to grow my relaxed hair to BSL. Well,plans change and i guess this is one of them. The only thing right now is there’s really no one encouraging and supporting me. My mom was just staring @ me when i told her. So i’m basically flying solo except for the ‘absent/invisible’ hair bloggers who try their best. I don’t really feel bad. i just hope i don’t get criticized or ostracized. I’ve heard a couple of things. It’s not that serious you know. I’ve just got bored. Any crime in that?! I think not. LOL. So i’m officially welcoming myself, ”Welcome to the World of Au Naturels”. That’s what they call themselves.

Anyways hope someone is inspired.
x

To Go Natural or Not!?

I can’t believe Lushstrands is going natural! She’s like my only hope to attaining BSL aside Daboju(of Naija Hair can Grow). Btw Lushstrands is a Nigerian girl with Waist-length hair. Ever since she was featured on Bella Naija, i’ve aspired to take up a hair journey hopefully to BSL(Bra Strap Length). So last month i started with a proper hair regimen and all after a lot of research. Just this evening, she blogged about going natural. (http://lushstrands.blogspot.com). Imagine my surprise!! She’s one of the very few relaxed-hairs that inspire me. She’s practically my hair role model.

*sigh.
Daboju is the only one left. Every other hair blogger i know of is natural. 😦 😦 Honestly,i’m just so tempted to go natural buh i don’t think i’m ready for it. For 6years, i was natural (minus little touch-ups of relaxers during the hols). My high school didn’t allow females make their hair and i dreaded it. For like 2years i couldn’t just accept it. Eventually i had to endure till i graduated. My hair was so tough and personally i don’t think i looked good on low-cut. I remember buying a dozen of bandanas then because i didn’t like leaving my hair out. Immediately after graduation,i had my hair relaxed. Unfortunately, the relaxer burnt my scalp so bad that for two weeks,i couldn’t touch it. 😦

Fastforward to two years later,i’m tempted to repeat what i dreaded only that this time,i’ll have an ideal hair regimen and a healthy growth. I think if i eventually succumb to this temptation,it’s gonna be a major challenge. I don’t wanna get to BSL only to end up BCing. So i’m gonna continue watching my hair maybe till the end of the year and by then i’ll make a decision. Did i mention how much i love how naturals style their hair with accessories? Aww! J’adore! And the Curly Fro?
I think i might eventually go natural! 😉

x

P.S: Sorry for the repetitions. LOL