Seasons Greetings to you all. Hope you've been nice as Santa Claus or Father Christmas as he is known here is coming to town........ho ho ho.
I have had my hair back to NATURAL for nearly 2yrs now and it has been an adventure. I have been thinking of the damage to my hair after using relaxers for about 22years and I have seen my hair thinning down from the 'long lush thick mane' that was the envy of other women in the salon when I go to the 'thin uneven scraggly mop' it had become.
I decided to go for it finally after watching 'GOOD HAIR' early last year, had a Big Chop last year after transitioning for about 7months with my hair in locks.
This was how I looked and I felt liberated
My fears of going natural,ranged from fears of how to manage my natural hair as I remembered it as thick,very kinky and hard, combing it was difficult and even getting someone to plait it as a child was difficult as no one liked doing my hair.
I also had fears of styling options as all Naturalistas I knew then either had a low cut or had it in dreads including my sister who had dreads.
The internet has definately been the most valuable source of info for me with people like the Natural Nigerian,Screwy haired girl,Chicoro and many more teaching and encouraging Newbies like me.
I have discovered that all my needs is a lot of TLC and moisture and my hair is not hard and stuborn as I thought and only breaks when dry .I now know the use of Shea butter,EVOO,Coconut oil etc
And for,styling, I sometimes lock,wear an Afro and have even fixed a Weave and right now have kinky braids and my Trick is not having a style on for too long except the Afro.
I also have gotten a lot of compliments and support from friends and family,they asked questions at 1st but right now, my mum,a sister in law,my closest friend and SURPRISE...... my HAIR DRESSER have all gone Natural and husband love it.
I think we are changing and loving ourselves more as original Lagos Babes and I definately have GOOD HAIR.
ps....sorry pics from old BB and not so clear