My name is Taiye and I’m here to share why I decided to go back to natural.
My mum started relaxing my hair at the age of 9/10yrs. This happened because as africans, in general, our hair texture tends to grow thicker and it becomes hard to maintain. So my mum struggled a little with maintaining my natural hair and she had no choice but to relax my hair. When I asked my mum why she ‘really’ relaxed my hair, her aff response was ”oh I started relaxing your hair to ease the pain you were always complaining about after doing your hair and also to make it easier to do your hair ” bless my mum lool I didn’t know I was a tough one to handle back then *covers face* hehe.
As time went on, I continued relaxing my hair and it got to a point where my hair started growing weaker, and weaker and weaker. As if that wasn’t enough, I remember the last time i relaxed my hair, as I was washing out the chemical from my hair, I was so shocked to see my hair literally fall out. I was so scared of losing all my hair that from that moment I vowed NOT to use strong chemicals on may hair again!. This little incident happened last year to be precise.
This year January 2013 I decided to go back to natural (FULLTIME) because I believe having chemical-free hair is the BEST way to wear your hair, so having said that, I’ve missed my natural hair so much, I’m still very much in love with my natural hair and I want to embrace my natural hair texture again and for good. I’ve set THE ball rolling already, by chopping off all the relaxed ends of my hair and now my usually Long and fine hair is now very short, looking good and growing healthy lol
I’m looking forward to taking proper care of it, feeding it well with the right nutrients, washing it well at the right period of time and maintaining a balanced growth. In the mean time here is a nice pic to keep the ball of this wonderful journey rolling. xoxo