February 27, 2012

One Year Natural Hair Anniversary!

Hello Beauties!

As many of you may know from Facebook or Twitter, yesterday was my one year natural hair anniversary!  This is a major mark in the natural hair community.  Many times the first year can be very trying and difficult. 

My Story

Many times women are asked why they chose to go natural.  My story is a bit unique.  I was natural for over 22 years before experimenting with my hair.  I chose to get a keratin treatment in 2010.  Many will argue that a keratin treatment is not a relaxer.  In theory, it isn't, but it has many of the same effects.  I got the treatment with the intentions of my hair being able to stay straighter longer and with less frizz.  I did not realize that it would take away every curl I had.

My Choice

I chose to transition for five months.  I transitioned from October 2010 to February 2011.  I cut off my keratin treated hair and initially rocked a short, blowed out look.  In the end, I opted for my natural locks.

My Transition

Below are pictures from the big chop to today.

As you can see, I did wear protective styling, but I always took a break in between.  I do feel braids are a great protective style and out of all the styles, they are what I enjoyed most other than twists and twist outs.

Thanks for reading & God bless!



  1. Great hairstyles throughout your journey! Love your hair hun!

  2. you give me hope to start all over again.... i was 7 months in and one day i could not get my hair to do right,  so i got a relaxer. and i did my relaxer wrong so my roots were straight while my ends were still curly lol. im going to attempt the natural process one more time !! you look beautiful by the way !!!

  3. happy hair anniversary!!!!!! I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE that 'fro hawk

  4.  Thank you dear!  It is one of my favorite styles.  :-)

  5.  Thank you so much Ash!  I truly hope that you will consider the journey again.  Not only for the health of your hair, but the health of your body.  Relaxers are being linked to so many health issues as of late.  It would benefit you so much in the long run.

  6. so pretty, congratulations! That  last pic is HOTNESS! Love a bright lip on you. :)

  7. I love your hair!!! I'm in the process of transitioning. Sometimes it gets so tough that I dream about relaxers. This post just gave me the motivation to stick it out! Thanks girl!


  8. Beautiful hair. I love that natural hair is so versatile with the ways you can style it.


  9.  Thanks Jillian!  I'm glad my journey could help you.  If you ever have any questions, just let me know.  :-)

  10. that is so awesome, you are beautiful!


  11. Wow, very pretty!!  I love natural hair!! 



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