Natural Hair History
As my family and friends know, I had natural (chemical free) hair before Koko. As much hard work it was at first it became easier with time. At the end of my journey I had to wash my hair (either with shampoo or conditioner) and braid it while wet so that it could be stretched out, if I didn't it would look like I had no hair. This just seemed like something that would be too much to handle with a new baby so September 2015 (a month before Koko's birth) I decided to just perm it.
I transitioned (meaning had no perms but didn't cut it all off) from 2011 till May 2013 when I noticed that my hair was very broken off because I didn't decrease the amount of heat I put in my hair. When I cut my hair, I felt naked which is why I'm glad I did it in the early summer because I didn't feel pressured by those at school to flat iron my hair.
From May 2013- September 2015 I had:
- Six Flat Irons with Blow Out
- Two different times with Braids (with fake hair)
- One time dyeing it a lighter brown
November of 2016, I realized how much I missed my natural hair and in dealing with Koko's odd hair textures right now, that it be best that I understand my texture again. I'm sure that I had retained skills from my natural history.
January and February 2017 will also be my going two months without heat on my hair which completes on of my 101 in 1001.