Watching these natural hair transition videos and wondering
How do these people take such good pictures of the back of they own heads?
Anyway, I’m at the 3 month mark and things are starting to get REALLY REAL down near my scalp. I’m equal parts intrigued/frustrated/excited about my new growth. I enjoy sticking my fingers deep in my hair and feeling what can only be described as “ripples.” Too early to tell if we’re dealing with curls or coils or kinks or what. I’m impatient, and I’m thinking about getting braids this weekend. I’m tired of wearing a bun, and I don’t think I’m at a point where twist-outs and braid-outs are necessary. I’ll give it a couple of months before I attempt it. Besides, my hair does well in braids, and I’ve learned a lot about moisturizing and sealing lately, so I think my hair will fair even better than usual. We’ll see.
I also want to get braids because, for reasons I won’t go into, I MUST look stunning this weekend, and that won’t happen if I have to style my own hair. But that’s neither here nor there.
Finally ordered some Jamaican Black Castor Oil
After talking about it for months. It’s a necessity now.
I have some serious breakage at the nape of my neck—the kitchen, if you will. To be honest, I don’t know how long it’s been like that. I used to wear my hair down all the time, so that part of my head was never exposed anyway. Not sure if the breakage is due to a poorly applied relaxer, or rubbing from the scarf I wore to bed. Maybe both? Either way, it’s now an issue. I wear my hair in a high bun most of the time these days, so the back of my neck is always exposed.
I’ve since switched to a satin pillowcase and satin bonnet at night, and I keep my hair moisturized (or try to, anyway), so I’m hoping to see some signs of life and growth back there. The JBCO should really help.
Trying to decide if I want to document my journey. It would likely be a transitioning journey as well, since I’m trying to cease and desist with the relaxers. We’ll see.