|My hair in Aug. ’08
After using a relaxer to straighten my hair for 20 years, there I was trying to decide if I should go Natural. For me this would mean “re-learning” how to do my hair. The last time my hair was Natural, my mother was still doing it for me. I even called to ask her about my hair texture back then. It wasn’t so thick and crazy that she didn’t know what to do with it. I also remembered how long it was.
Then it was like a light finally went on…my hair was long back then. I also thought that it was pretty sad that I couldn’t even remember what my own hair texture was before the relaxer. So, that was it, I had my mind set on growing out my relaxed hair. I figured, I spent twenty years wearing it straight, so why not spend the next twenty natural?
Of course I had to talk it over with my husband. He and I have known each other since High School and this would be new for both of us. For weeks I kept asking him if he was okay with it. Finally he just said, “I didn’t marry you for your hair!” He was behind me 100 percent. Even now, when I look at how fast it’s growing, he keeps saying how he knew all along that it would be healthier if I just quit putting all that harsh stuff in my hair.
|My hair in May 2010
So there you have it. The last time I used a relaxer was in July of 2008 but I didn’t actually decide to go natural until October of the same year. I waited until May of 2009 to chop off the relaxed ends.
To watch my video on how I did it, check out my YouTube channel, mitchellzee