August 2015 marked my 2-½ year post-perm anniversary and the beginning of my natural hair journey. I took this picture after cutting off about 1-2 inches of my chemically damaged hair. It was super dry and lifeless, because I hadn’t yet figured out my hair care routine (we’ll talk about that soon).
I hate that I didn’t get a picture before the cut, but I had no idea how long I would be #teamnatural or that I would eventually end up sharing my journey with you all. I started documenting things now, and 90 days later, my natural hair has come through! With a little trial and error, product hoarding, DIY’ing it, narrowing down what works best and what my hair loves, my 3B/3C/4A curls
I’ve been working on this blog for some time now. I felt like it was necessary to give you the backstory to what led up to my natural hair journey, hence the HaIr ChRoNiCLeS SeRiEs. This series will allow you a front row seat to my journey for those of you that may be curious and/or skeptical about all the hype around the natural hair movement, that’s sweeping the nation. It’ll definitely inspire and help those of you that are already on board, ready to get started, but just need to know when, where, why, and how to begin your own natural hair care journey.
Of course, I didn’t get to this point overnight, so I have a lot to say about why I’m here, most of which I’m sure you can relate. I also want to give you all the pertinent and helpful information that I’ve researched day-in-and-day-out about natural hair care. So don’t be alarmed if I leave you on a cliff-hanger, I had to break it up in parts, to keep you interested and of course, coming back for more lol! So let’s get started, shall we?
All my son’s life, I’ve wondered where he got his curl pattern from. Why?