Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

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It has been three months since I big chopped. Even though it has only been three months it feels like I’ve been natural for so much longer. Recently I was looking at my pictures albums on facebook from over the years and I did a double take and said to myself “oh, that’s right I had a relaxer”. Looking at those pictures I realized that I was relaxing my hair for twenty years and during that whole time I only liked one hair style. I told myself that chapter is closed and that it’s time to move forward.

With that being said my hair is a TWA (teeny-weeny afro) the sides have grown in and the top is really curly. I have adopted a new motto “embrace the shrinkage”, my hair is curly so I won’t be able to show the world my length which is fine by me I think of my hair length as my little secret.  I should tell you that I have one strand on my head that is bone straight, I remember as a child asking my mother why my hair wasn’t naturally straight like my classmates. When she sat me down and explained to me why my hair was different she forgot to mention that I would have straight hair, it would just be gray and in the front of my hairline. Can you image a two-inch gray hair that loves to stand straight up in the air; while the rest of your hair is neatly coiled and is laying flat? I tell my gray strand every morning that it’s disrespectful and when I find my shears it will be gone! Okay I’m done ranting…

I am starting to see my hair pattern and the density of my strands. I have curly coily hair that is fine to medium density.My favorite pastime is playing in my hair; Yes, I suffer from HIHS (Hand In Hair Syndrome). I’ve learned you can go broke buying hair products because it seems that my hair is similar to my personality. The longer my hair gets the more it likes to change its mind. At one moment my hair will be in love with a product and the next it gets bored and is ready to move on to something else. Just like my personality my hair has expensive taste; I found that my hair loves Curl Junkie Products. Since my hair is short the price doesn’t really bother me. A 12oz bottle of Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner might run me $19 but it will last me at least six months.

Time flies when you are having fun, I’ve enjoyed every moment of my natural hair journey. I’m embracing my shrinkage, finding staple hair products and enjoying playing with my curls. What I have learned is that what I enjoy the most is taking this journey one day at a time.





7 thoughts on “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

    pmoyo said:
    October 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I have major shrinkage too. I actually don’t know how long it would be if I straightened it. I have never straightened since I big chopped 2 years ago. Best wishes in your journey!


      melindamaybury1 responded:
      October 10, 2012 at 12:13 am

      I cannot wait to see what my hair will look like in two years. I don’t blame you for not straightening your hair i couldn’t stand doing that when my hair was relaxed. Thank you and Best Wishes to you and your hair journey!


        pmoyo said:
        October 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

        Unfortunately, I made some bad hair choices after big chopping and my length is not close to what most 2 year post big chop usually look like. I made the mistake of thinking that being natural was the solution but I suffered breakage from wearing braids too tight and too long. Keep taking care of your twa, they way you are and I’m sure you’ll be super happy with your 2 year post big chop hair. Cheers!


        melindamaybury1 responded:
        October 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        If I was you I would just think of that mistake as part of your journey. Now that you have learned that lesson you know not what to do and you can recognize the signs that your hair is heading in that direction.


    Natural Product Diva said:
    October 11, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I am starting to realize that even my bad natural hair days are only half as bad as my relaxed days. I enjoy figuring out what works for me.


    Natural Product Diva said:
    October 11, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Reblogged this on Natural Hair Product Junkie and commented:
    Good post from Hair & Now!


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