My goal was to transition as long as possible, but that was for my husband. He prefers I trim the relaxed ends periodically instead of all at once. I prefer to get it over with and start fresh with all unrelaxed hair. On the 23rd he said he wouldn’t mind if I big chopped and so I did.
Of course after chopping I was shocked at how short my hair was, but once I washed and styled it I was in love.
I have been using very little products on my hair and it’s made being natural this time so much easier. When I big chopped three years ago, I bought so many products and tried so many styles.
This time, I want to be super easy going with my hair as it grows out. I don’t care much about super defined curls this time around and won’t be spending hours in the mirror trying to achieve them.
I plan on embracing my texture and curl pattern pretty much as it grows.
The first week of November I washed and finger coiled a few spots of my hair and let it dry and got the look in the picture above.
Since then I’ve been flat twisting my hair 1-2 times a week. Flat twisting help prevent my hair from getting matted down while I sleep. On the days when I don’t flat twist, my hair is a bit smushed but is fine after I finger fluff and pick the roots a bit.
I and am so happy with how much my hair has grown in just a month and how easy it’s been to manage.
I’m hoping as it grows longer I don’t start struggling with too much tangling, but so far, so good.