Well it’s been about 3 weeks since my last update on my hair transition and I’m still going strong. Barely. I’ve gotten to that point where I’m becoming increasingly frustrated for a variety of reasons:
1. I honestly don’t know what to do with my hair anymore. I’m so used to being able to run a curling iron or flat iron through it and go. Now I’m trying to go heat free and let’s just say it ain’t easy…
2. My hair is incredibly dry where the relaxer remains, so it’s starting to break and frizz up a lot. I’ve tried moisturizing but then it just looks greasy. Look at the picture, would you wanna touch that?
3. I haven’t been able to find a product that works well with my hair ~ detangling, moisturizing, softening, etc. I think that’s mostly because I don’t live in an ethnically diverse area so I’m kind of at the mercy of local retailers and whatever I can locate online through research.
I will continue the process because I have noticed a few pluses:
~ no worrying about getting caught in the rain
~ decreased prep time for getting out the door, ok, not really but it sounded good (what has really happened is that I now have more time to fret over what I’m wearing)
~hair maintenance costs have gone down significantly (touch ups every six weeks can add up, ya know?)
~ acceptance of my natural beauty