NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS: MY HAIR TRANSITIONING JOURNEY

Happy belated new year my beauties. I am so sorry that I haven’t been blogging so often these days but I have made it my new year’s resolution to not be nonchalant about my blogging.

Still on the topic of new year resolutions which I fully intend to keep *fingers crossed*, I have also decided to stop relaxing my natural hair and stick to the fully organic growth coming out from my pretty little head. Yes, you read right, Vivianne is going Natural……Heck yeah, I am becoming a naturalista! So stoked! I havent been this motivated by anything since I started taking Guitar lessons last year.

CURLY AFRICAN HAIR

CURLY AFRICAN HAIR

Being a naturalista however, is by no means a walk in the park because we Africans are blessed with really curly hair that isn’t only very stubborn but also unmanageable (seems like it has a mind of its own), If………………Yes, there is an If. If you do not know how to manage it. There are secrets to managing African hair that doesn’t only make it feel great but also look fantastic. I am gradually discovering those secrets in my transitioning journey.

RELAXED AFRICAN HAIR

RELAXED AFRICAN HAIR

Fortunately for me, I am blessed with a looser textured hair and  I believe that I am one of the lucky Africans who have looser textured hair and maybe, just maybe it wouldn’t turn out to be such a bane in my life. LOL!

Reasons why I decided to chop off all my relaxed hair and start all over.

  1. I noticed that anytime I chemically processed my hair, even with the mildest of relaxers (Organic Root Simulator), my scalp always got burnt.
  2. Split-ends ravaged the tips of my shoulder length relaxed hair and made it very weak.
  3. I was always wearing extensions (We African women love us some weaves) so in essence, there was really no need to chemically damage my hair.
  4. I have never really grown out my natural hair in my life, so  I am keen on knowing what it looks like
  5. I am not a crowd follower. I believe in finding the healthiest and best methods that would suit my beauty beliefs(Organista).
DIFFICULT TO MANAGE

DIFFICULT TO MANAGE

I am now 5 months post relaxer, and so far, it hasn’t been rough. I hope it doesn’t get rough. And if you are still relaxing, it’s okay to. Always do what makes you happy.

Here is a tip for women who want natural hair, but don’t know how to begin: Start the transition today, it only gets easier. Embrace your God-given texture and show the beauty inside you that has been locked away.

NB: going natural is not for every one. some curly hair types especially in the ‘4’ categories (would be talked about in the next post) are really difficult to manage. If your hair falls in this categories, please, by all means go on with the relaxer.

If you want something milder than a relaxer, why not try getting a texlax (would be talked about in future posts) or a texturizer.

My journey to fully natural hair began 5 months ago…………………you can begin today.

Stay organically beautiful,

Vivianne

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3 thoughts on “NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS: MY HAIR TRANSITIONING JOURNEY

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  2. Good for you! Being natural in my opinion is one of the best feelings in the world. When I first went natural it made me want to be natural about everything so I even changed my eating habits and started exercising regularly. It was like the kick start that I needed to get my life in order. The first time around I didn’t have much knowledge of how to care for my new natural hair so I was learning as I went along. That wasn’t a bad thing but I think it’ll be better this time because I’ve been doing a lot of research and do to trial and error the first time around, I know what products work best for my hair. I am four months post relaxer and I’m really excited about the journey ahead! I wish you all the best!

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    • Thank you for the beautiful comment Lorielle. It’s always reassuring to know that We are not alone in our transitioning journey. We could definitely learn a thing or two from sharing our experiences. I would love to learn more about yours. xx!

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