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Me and my journey to napturality...


Monday, December 12, 2011

Ok.. I can definitely say I am now deep in the trenches of transitioning to natural hair. The lines have been drawn and the kinky curly hair is definitely and war with the straight. I'm trying to hold it together. It takes everything in me to NOT pull up to the nearest beauty supply store and grab a relaxer.

Since I was wearing my hair in a short, relaxed style this makes it a little difficult to come up with some cute transitioning styles so I have been wearing headbands everyday and/or hats on the weekend because the "kitchen" has gone wild. I notice a couple of my coworkers glancing at my head probably wondering what's going on with that situation, and I wouldn't be surprised if they leave a "hair care" package on my desk pretty soon.. but I am determined to make it through.

And to top it off.. I just randomly announced to my sons because no one else is here that cares (and they rarely pay attention to me when I have these moments) that I was going to let my natural hair come through and these little suckas yell "NO!" Since when are children so biased when it comes to a black woman's hair? I then tell them not only will I have an afro, but I will show up at their respective schools dressed like Foxy Brown with the afro combed out and with one of those picks with the fist on handle sticking out of the back. And it won't be Halloween.

Oooh chile.. the trials and tribulations of being naturally purty.

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KAMCCLARY 12/17/2011 1:22PM

    Girl, I transition for six months and did my big chop in February 2009 and haven't looked back! It has been a journey and I am so glad I decided to be natural. There is always something new and exciting in the natural hair care world and I am looking forward to being more creative and stylish with my hair. Get your 'fro on! emoticon

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INTHOSEJEANS 12/16/2011 11:42AM

    Love that you're going natural! Last year, my son attempt to grow dreads...problem is, he has the thickest curly hair ever! While surfin' the web for HELP, I found a lot of useful info on YOUTUBE. Whenever I'm looking for hair, makeup, or nail info...that's the first place I go. Check it out...you may find what you're looking for...can't hurt anyway! Enjoy the day doll...I'll holla!

LOL!! Just saw that Ms. Tia suggested the same thing! Great minds think a lot!!

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LOSEITFORLIFE83 12/16/2011 11:30AM

    You can do it Tel!! It does get rough but you just have to put everyone else's feelings aside and do what make you content. I loved the transition, even though it did get tricky sometimes adn I loved it even more when I just said shave it off. A lot of times as women we don't get to do what we want and I said I'm cutting my hair and I don't care who doesn't liek it because it makes me happy!! I like the whole Foxxy Brown get-up with the afro fist pick to match. Rock it ..LOL!! Check out youtube and black girl with long hair(www.bglhonline.com) for support, hair styles, ideas and just to see others on their journey!! I learned alot from youtube!!

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STEFFERINO 12/16/2011 9:04AM

    I've just decided to transition- only been 6 weeks *twiddles thumbs*
You can do it!!!

The media shows relaxed women as the standard...and we go into the whole "nappy" =bad debate. sigh!

Stay strong and show them the diversity and beauty of natural hair!

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MEADSBAY 12/15/2011 10:00PM

    hahahahahaha!
FOXY BROWN???
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CHOCSUNDAE 12/14/2011 3:59PM

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MRSBLAK27 12/14/2011 9:19AM

  This is my second time going to a natural but determined to make it work. I think I gave in from the pressures of finding styles and getting looks from my husband(he loves my hair long and I big chopped it). Don't let you kids or that job detour you...

You can do this

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PLATINUM755 12/13/2011 2:57PM

    It's not easy. Love the response to your son. As for your coworkers, forgive them for then know not what they're doing, it 's just a reflection of what we have been socialized to see as acceptable. You hang in there darlin' and strut your stuff...You're a beauty African Queen and you're back to reclaim your throne and your natural crown (of hair..lol!). IMHO, you would ROCK with 2-strand twists and twist-outs...and keep you moisturized, conditioned, moisturized to tame the kitchen. The curls will always be there, but they will be soooo soft. emoticon

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EXQUISITEDEE 12/13/2011 1:03PM

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MOMOF4CHANGES 12/13/2011 5:31AM

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REEBADABEEBOOS 12/12/2011 11:29PM

    Your kids yelled NO!? Oh children... LOL. Hang in there, girl!

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MRSSCHENCK 12/12/2011 7:05PM

    I've been transitioning for almost a year now. Some days were rougher than others. I finally broke down and called my stylist and told her I wanted (needed) a relaxer. By the time I got to the salon, she talked me out of it and I'm soooo happy!

My 19 year just told me that he wouldn't walk with me cause one day I was looking a mess! I guess that was one of my rough days. emoticon

Good luck on your journey.
Hattie

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INTRIGUEDKI 12/12/2011 6:33PM

    LOLLLl to your response to your sons lolll hilarious

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JEEPINRED 12/12/2011 6:18PM

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APIRLRAIN888 12/12/2011 6:03PM

    Lol to ur response

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