My Hair is Happy

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Yesterday marked the one month anniversary of my “big chop”. You can read more about that in “Hair Today Gone Tomorrow”. After I did the big chop I was afraid that I was going to regret my decision. The decision I made to stop relaxing my hair, to transition to natural hair, to big chop so close to my birthday and to go to the barber shop and cut off the majority of my hair.

What I can say is that I don’t regret a thing! I was tired of the scalp burns from the relaxer and the dissatisfaction from hair stylists. I transitioned and fell in love with my hair texture and when I big chop I was happy that one, I listened to my mother and went to the barber shop and two, that I stop trying the control the situation (Hello, My Name is Melinda and I’m a former control freak) and allowed the barber to not only cut off my relaxed hair but most of my natural hair as well.

I’ve learned this past month what products and techniques make my hair happy. I can tell that my hair is happy when my hair naturally curls up. The leave in conditioner my hair seems to be in love with, right now, is Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner. I use this product as a direct leave in after I deep conditioner, as a daily leave in and when I do my version of The Curly Girl Method (CGM). My version of the CGM is when I co-wash my hair and I apply a conditioner and do not wash it out. Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner is the only leave in product I really need for my hair at this stage. My hair is naturally curly so I have learned that I can tell if my hair likes a product or not if my hair curls up; I have tried different products in my hair and if my hair doesn’t like a product my hair will looked like wool. Not to say that there is anything wrong with a hair texture that doesn’t have a curl pattern. But Every time I apply this product to my hair, my hair can’t help but curl up it makes my hair happy.

Given that it has been a month since my big chop I was contemplating if I wanted to show any progress pictures, I decided that it wasn’t the right choice for me. I would rather do progress pictures every three months. My reasoning being that I don’t think you want to see a picture of myself with a ½ inch more of hair every month. I would rather show you progress pictures of myself with hair that is 1 ½ inch longer, especially when you consider hair shrinkage. People have told me that their starting to notice that my hair is growing and filling out and I can tell when I wash my hair because I can feel that it’s a little longer. But after I wash my hair and it dries I’m not able to tell because of the shrinkage; so I’ll show you in September when my hair has grown another inch.

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4 thoughts on “My Hair is Happy

    chocolatelady555 said:
    July 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Amazing!! Mine is the happiest its been! i am actually thinking of locking my hair but am enjoying its soft fuzziness and how wonderfully it holds twist styles. Many blessings on your journey in life and know that the universe is cheering you on!

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      melindamaybury1 responded:
      July 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Thank You for your kind words! I am so happy to hear that your hair is the happiest it has ever been. A number of people have suggested that I lock my hair but I want to see how my hair is going to look when it starts to grow out.

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        chocolatelady555 said:
        July 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Yeah i hear ya! i want some time to enjoy what i was blessed with… i plan to post hair pics natural without any styling soon! i have enjoyed reading some of your older posts and will keep your tips in mind. 🙂

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        melindamaybury1 responded:
        July 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

        I am happy that you have enjoyed my older post. I will post pictures when my hair has grown a little longer.

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