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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New Month, New Look

With all the election -mania going on and since I decided not to vote last Saturday, I spent the day removing the locs I have had for the past 8months.
 I have always had my hair relaxed since I was 15yrs old and was naturally blessed with long and full thick hair that did not need any extensions or weaves. All through my university days friends and strangers alike will touch and pull my hair to check if it is really mine or a weave-on and I was the pride of my hair stylist.

 Alas, the babies came, my hormones went haywire and suddenly my hair started thinning, it remained long but lost the thickness so much,  that I resort to weave ons and extensions.

 Thinning continued and dependence on weaves became the norm and my own hair only appeared for only a couple of weeks in 3 months to be retouched and allowed to grow a bit before the next set of weave ons.
My hair was in such a bad condition (Sad to say) that I decided to stop relaxing and return to the natural state with the hope that it regrow healthier, my last retouch was in May2010.
  I had my hair locked with extensions in July and due to the compliments I received, I was going to keep locking for 2yrs at least. But on removing the locs  and seeing my hair, it was thick and healthy again but still had the relaxed ends so I had a 'big chop' this morning and now sport an Afro, which my husband seems to like and my colleagues in the hospital has whaoed. I was told that I look younger and the matron  is thinking so stopping relaxers when she saw my hair.
As much as am tempted to remain like this(with the Afro), I most likely will re-loc as that is more manageable for my life at the moment as my natural is thick and kinky but, it sure feels GOOD to have my thick healthy hair back. And no more relaxers for me in a very long while.


Myne Whitman said...

I also recently cut my hair and I feel you on having a lush healthy hair once again. Happy new month.

Parakeet said...

Lovely...I didn't retouch my hair for abt 6 months at a time too and my ailing hair is revived. Now I've decided to retouch just once a year. Didn't realise the kind of damage relaxing was doing to my hair. Unfortunately my natural hair is too thick and painful to manage.