My Blog one year anniversary + Introduction
This is my blog one year anniversary so I am giving you a proper introduction to my transition journey .
Are you currently relax ?
I am transitioning , I plan on being a long term transition because I understand how to take care of my hair , and patient is key . In the beginning I would get impatient and want to relax , and be back in my comfort zone . To keep going I look at my natural hair and how beautiful it is and that's all I need and maybe watch some more YouTube videos .
Why are you Transitioning
I have thick long hair all my life but I did not get to experiment with my natural hair as much. I have been relax and one part of me feel I have mastered it !! I want to go back to the beginning LOL ..
How did you start your transition ?
Started of with me being impulsive , so after watching some videos on youtube videos by mistake I was inspired to try some thing new I wanted to play around with my natural hair because it look so much fun and I wanted to try out new products . After seeing my new growth I was like " where have you been " .
How Far is Your Transition now
I am 16 to 17 months post relaxer and I am not going to do the big chop. I will just do mini trims every 3 months. Short Hair would not work for me at all .
Do you wear protective styling ?
No , Moisturizing my hair is enough . I love showing off my hair so I wont grow it just to hide it .
What are your Transition Styles :
I do Pony tail , braid out , Bantu knot outs are my favorites and pretty much all I do :)
What is the length of your hair and Type ?
I am MBL , type 4 hair , soft , frizzy and curly (images )
What is your current Regimen ?
My regiment is currently for Relax and transition Regimen
What is your night time Routine ?
I want to think I have one but I dont really stick to things like those religiously. I do my hair in one/two big braid and go to sleep . I sleep on silk pillow case because I am too tired to do anything else to my hair , so unless I have a style I want to keep for couple days that's all I do . I know curly style need more work so ill redo them at nigh in larger size .
I dont sleep with wet hair .
Relax Hair Vs Natural Texture
My natural hair is a lot thicker than my relax hair because it is curly so I cant just simple brush it back and be done , I have to used water are creamy moisturizer each time I want it to pull it back in place . My relax hair was so much easier to wash on wash days it was tangle free , my natural hair on the other hand I have to be patient to avoid snapping tangles made . These days I have little problem with tangles but it was not so when I just started .
How do you maintain your hair length?
I keep my hair from being dehydrated , by using my creamy moisturizer/water, and then seal with one of my favorite oil . I try not to let my hair get dry and brittle . I don't used excess heat since I started to transition, only my hooded dryer whenever I deep condition my hair .
I do Low manipulation hairstyles , Proper nutrition .
I moisturize and seal my hair according to its need , so maybe once are twice a week all depend on certain elements . I do this only on wash and co-wash days . I have no strict ways of doing things never have, never will . Just always do whatever works for you .
What is Your Hair Goal
Be fully natural !! I want to just enjoy my natural hair
Do you use Grease ?
I normally do , I have no problem with it but since my hair is less frizzy now I have no need for it . It weight down my hair and prevent fly away and also act as a sealer but natural oils are a healthier choice . For 2013 I will not be using it , but its not a bad product to use every once in a while .