Lately I have been on a natural hair fix. Trying to find things that work with my natural 4c hair. Now I skipped the "big chop" (which is cutting off all your hair and starting over) and went straight to growing it out with protective styles.
I already had a pixie cut that I was rocking for the past 5 years. I loved a short hairstyle, the maintenance was just too much. My hair would grow like wildfire. Every 3-4 weeks I would have to cut it back into a shape until one day I decided I didn't want perms anymore.
Perms stopped working in my hair. Causing me to perm more often which was damaging my hair. Started off with weaves, braids you know the usual. After almost a year of protective styles I decided I wanted to debut my hair to the world.
The first time I wore my hair natural was so liberating and exciting,yet I was scared. As far as I can remember I've always gotten a perm. Always wore my hair straight. With encouragement from friends and family and of course my boyfriend, I was ready.
In August 2015 my fro made its debut! I felt everyone was staring at me. The beautiful comments from people who are also natural was worth it. I felt free!
I am now 2 years perm free. Loving and embracing my coils. So to my ladies looking for affirmation, encouragement know that I was there too. My hair its at its healthiest and fullest I've ever seen.