It seems like this year will be a better year in terms of sticking with my new year resolution of blogging as regularly as possible…yaay! lol.
Today, I will be sharing my transitioning experiences of my hair edges. i am sure many of you are wondering what the heck I am talking about. As you all know, I began my transitioning journey from relaxed to natural hair about 5 months ago and so far, it’s been filled with mixed emotions for me. Sometimes, I think about how I would really love the polished look that relaxed hair gives but when I think a little harder and with a little dash of positivity, I feel better about my decision to go au naturel.
As I stated in the paragraph above, it is a big decision to decide to go natural because you don’t only have to change the physical appearance of your hair, but you also have to keep up a strong conviction that you are making the best decision (which of course you are) for your hair in the long run. Relaxers contain harmful chemicals that not only damages the hair robbing it of the essential oils and proteins that protects the hair but also lead to hair breakage and hair loss ultimately.
From my transitioning observation, I have found out that the front edges of my hair were actually being thinned out by relaxer (I had no clue) but since I stopped relaxing, I have noticed a fullness around my edges that i hadn’t noticed before. It turns out that I actually have really pretty edges but it was damaged due to over processing with relaxer treatments. This is proof enough that relaxer is very damaging to your hair edges and may cause irreversible damage to your scalp it not discontinued.
What am I getting at? Well, it’s pretty simple. If you are still relaxing and think that you don’t have hair at your edges, why not stop and see if the relaxer is actually the cause of this! Your hair might just surprise you like mine did me.
Do this and be on a path to naturally beautiful hair like Elle Varner, Janelle Monae, this gorgeous sister who I don’t know, lol, and all the amazing naturalistas out there. It’s will be a difficult journey, but it is totally worth it if you give it a try.
Bye guys and remember to stay organically beautiful,
- New Year, New Beginnings: My Hair Transitioning Journey (viviannesblog.wordpress.com)
- Thinning hairlines (africanhairblog.com)
- Natural Hair Forum UK Ask an Expert (blackbeautyhaircareandcosmetics.wordpress.com)
- Naturals After Dark (iheartnaturals.wordpress.com)
- Major Causes And Reasons For Female Hair Loss (dangerouslee.biz)