Transitioning…still

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Good evening everyone!!

So I think it’s time to dive into the subjects that I wish to cover and give an introduction to each one. A large part of this blog will be my hair which is currently a situation. Like many others, I’m transitioning my texture back to it’s natural state. However, my transitioning story is a bit different than others.

I was born with natural curly hair. Actually I wasn’t born with any hair, lol. No really the hair grows naturally curly but my mother grew up in a world where it was common practice to chemically straighten hair. So when she felt I was old enough she gave me a relaxer. I didn’t get many, maybe the most, 4 a year. But the older I got the more I wondered about my natural texture.

During my senior year of high school I made the decision to have my last relaxer for prom. My mom was ok with it so I went for it. Looking back, everything went as expected. With the help of regular trims and keeping up with my cleansing, my hair transitioned back to its natural curl. The only problem was that this was between 2001-2003 and back then not a lot of people were going natural. Therefore, I had no idea how to style it or what products to use. So come fall of 2005 I requested another relaxer.

I felt since I was flat ironing my hair for the most part, then having curls was pointless. I continued with the relaxer for a few more years but it became boring. After receiving a deep conditioning treatment that I wasn’t happy with, I decided no more relaxers. Again, I cleansed my hair and received regular trims. I saw results but still didn’t know how to style it. At this point it’s 2010 and the transitioning movement still isn’t as big as it would later be. So I had someone talk me into a texturizer…dun dun duuuunnnnn. Big mistake.

So the first one was ok. I still had a lot of curls but they were loose. But then I got another one, and this is where it all went bad. I think it was left on too long and basically relaxed my hair and I ended up with an uneven texture. So I knew that I had to start all over but this time I was lucky.

At this same time I became familiar with a new all natural salon named Synergi Salon. They were familiar with the transitioning process, had their own line of products and didn’t provide relaxers so I knew it was a step in the right direction. So again I began my transitioning journey for the third time. But it didn’t go so well.

Between the mishap with the texturizer and flat ironing my hair 2-3 times a week, my hair became very weak and damaged. I literally have 5 different textures that I’m dealing with. But I’ve found a way to deal with it and get back on track.

I’m conditioning more, I’m using less heat and I’m getting more trims. Let’s just say this is transitioning journey 3.2. I hope it goes well and I’ll definitely let you all know about my whole process.

Until next time, be safe and take care. Deuces!!

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