Wednesday, November 26

Why did I decide to transition?

Lawd... ya'll are going to be so tired of me talking about transitioning! But it's where I am in my journey, so bear with me!

Hair thinning
at crown
Something I haven't talked about much is WHY I decided to transition. I have never been afraid of a long relaxer stretch (evidence here and here!) but somehow, the decision to "go natural" has always evaded me! Yet here I am, 45 weeks post relaxer, fully committed (and excited) to take this all the way and fully grow out my relaxer.

The decision for me was very simple. Many older readers know that about a year and a half ago, I had a setback. In the time that it took to grow out the damage to my hair (a year, plus, of trimming back to APL!), I also realized that my hair was thinning significantly at my crown. I am not 100% certain that this was the cause of my setback; in fact, I am not sure that the two things are related at all, but both of these things together made me decide that I need to give life sans relaxers a try. I'm not sure that my hair will ever be it's thickest at the crown (I will probably always have to do a mean comb-over that is very effective at hiding!) but I think continuing to relax my hair would only make the issue worse.

My healthy RELAXED hair journey was NECESSARY for me to decide to go natural though! Without seeing that I COULD grow and MAINTAIN a nice (for ME!) length of hair showed me that even if I have to cut my hair, it WILL grow back and it WILL be healthy, because I've done it before!

How many of you are currently transitioning or thinking about it? Let me know in the comments!!

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  1. I transitioned for just over 2 years. I have been completely natural for almost 7 months. All the best with your transition, I look forward to reading your updates :).

  2. Hi Takara! I am definitely trying to get like you and make it to two years. I have been getting the urge to chop but literally the only thing that stops me is the length of my hair... I need it to be longer before I can be certain I will feel comfortable wearing it out!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. OMG my crown is where my breakage occurred as well! It's the reason I ended up with hacked off bangs turned layered cut in the first place. I can tell that as it grows in relaxer-free that won't be as much of an issue. Same story girl!



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