After a couple of my fellow long term transitioning sisters I communicate with on blogs and through you tube took the plunge, the urge came back. Then the urge subsided again until I took down my crochet braids and really took a good look at my hair. Then the urge came back again so July 5-9 I toggled with the thought because I had so few relaxed ends. I just needed a sign right, RIGHT! So my fellow blogger Robyn posted she bc’d only after 9 months of transitioning. That was the confirmation I needed because I said what the hell I’m going to take the plunge. Then I went straight home after work and cut away.
Well not really! Actually, I cleaned my house, wrote future blog posts, exercised, walked RJ, talked on the phone, etc… Yup, I was procrastinating. Around 11:30 pm since chopping my hair was still on my mind I just went for it! I mean why not I literally had strands of relax hair left. Seriously, why was I trying to hang on to it for so long?!
To start I section my hair into four then started in the back. For each section I parted smaller sections and cut away. To curl my hair I only needed water and a stroke from my imitation Denman brush. Once my hair curled up I cut it at the demarcation line and repeated for all four sections.
My hair before the big chop
Sectioned my hair into 4 parts then section each part with smaller sections to cut
Up close pic of my curls with only using water and my imitation Denman brush
Look at my curls...I never knew my hair was this curly
All the relax ends are finally gone
Shed hair after detangling my whole head. This is great!!
Back length check - collar bone
Front length check - bottom of my nose
Once complete, I styled my hair in my favorite protective style: the twist and bun.