Monday, April 6, 2009
The Natural Hair Journey Begins
August 20, 2008 began my final natural hair journey. I say this because I've started this journey before only to fall back into the world of "creamy crack" aka RELAXERS! I remember 8/20/08 like it was yesterday (as if I'm talking about 20 years ago!!). A couple of days before this, I decided that I wanted to dye my hair. Having had allergic reactions to darker hair dyes in the past, I decided that I would go a little lighter. Some lighter colors have actually worked for me without affecting my scalp. But not this time. My scalp was a hot mess...raw! I did the best I could to my hair the next morning before work. I was taking bathroom breaks at work all day just to go to see if my hair was still presentable. What I found was a swollen scalp! We had P.T.O. that night at school so I couldn't get home to take care of my head. But as soon as P.T.O. was over, I headed home to get the scissors! I took a couple of anti-inflammatory pills and commenced to BIG CHOP! It was the chemical hair color this time that led to me deciding to become natural. Well, I had to really be gentle with my scalp for the next few days so that it would heal, but in the meantime, my natural journey had started!