Do you think she should have transitioned for a longer period of time before the big chop?
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Going natural has always been a dream of mine, but I had plenty of reasons not to do it. I told myself, that cutting off my relaxer will make my extremely thin hair look even thinner. It would not be acceptable in my majority white work environment. I was concerned my husband wouldn’t find it attractive. So I continued to wear my relaxer, short hair cuts, braids, ponytails, and any other style that was considered acceptable, especially for my work environment. However, I still had the desire to do it…someday.
That someday came about three years ago when I learned we were having our first child and it would be a girl. I knew instantly that I wanted her to embrace her natural hair. There would be no chemicals going near her head as long as I could help it. After having our daughter, my husband & I decided I would be a stay-at-home mom. He was new to the Army and would be away for quite some time during his training. While he was in training, I played around with twist-out styles to see what I would look like with a natural look. I loved it! But is this what my hair would be like without a relaxer?
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In My opinion:
Whatever you do in life you have to do it for a reason greater than yourself, or greater than what people might think. I believe that the birth of her daughter was what gave her the strength to do it. I knew that my husband would not like my natural hair, but I did it anyway because my reason for doing it was greater than the reasons he gave me to not do it. I went natural because I vowed to never relax my hair again, not because I missed my natural texture, or because it is a “trend” now. We all want to be our daughters’ role models. Seeing us with natural hair while growing up will show them that’s what’s normal, and it is beautiful. At least until they turn 13, anyway! That’s when they will want to try different things, including styling their own hair. You will never accomplish anything in life if you keep worrying about other people’s opinions.
By Miss Charisse Chase
What’s the longest you think someone should transition for? Share your story with us if you’ve transitioned for more than one year.
I am from Haiti. So it is needless to say that I have been using this product my whole life. It is a great product because of so many reasons. I am not going to say too much about it because it works the same way as Jamaican black castor oil, which I already did a product review on. This product can be found at outerbeauty.com, amazon.com, Ohmybeauty.com. The average price for a 4 oz. bottle is $6.99. This is not a bad price considering how a lot of naturals are using castor oil these days. The only problem I would say that I have with this product is the smell. If you can bear the smell, then you won’t have any problem using it. You don’t have to use a lot to get great results. A little bit does go a long way.
- Stimulate hair growth
- Thicken eyebrows
- Moisturize skin
- Remove stretch marks
- And it is an excellent hot oil treatment for hair.
1. To use as a HAIR GROWTH GREASE:
Apply the castor oil directly on to the hair from the tips of the hair to the roots. Leave castor oil on as a grease. Repeat weekly for the best results.
2. To use as a HOT OIL HAIR TREATMENT:
Warm up the castor oil in a small cup or bowl. Warm up a sufficient amount to cover the entire hair. After applying the oil, cover the hair with a cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Repeat weekly for best results.
3. To use as a EYEBROW/EYELASH GROWTH TREATMENT:
Apply the oil directly onto eyelashes and/or eyebrows. Be careful not to get oil in your eyes. Leave the oil on. Repeat this daily for the best results. Results should show up in about 1 month.
4. To use as a SKIN MOISTURIZER & ELIMINATE STRETCH MARKS:
Apply an ample amount of oil directly onto the desired skin area and massage in. Leave the oil on, do not rinse off. Can be repeated daily or as much as desired.
100% Castor Oil
For external use only! DO NOT INGEST!