Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Call It A Journey, Hubs Calls It A Comeback

I have gotten a few emails inquiring about my natural hair journey and what's going on with it. I really shouldn't have left my friends hanging but honestly ....

I have had my days. Days where I am a little frustrated about all the things I do not know. I was so frustrated one day that I told hubs that I was going to put that creamy crack in my hair and call it a day. Of course I was exaggerating but I don’t think hubs thought so because he asked me not to. He told me how much he likes it and to think of how awesome my hair will be once I figure it out.

It has only been 6 months so of course I still have a lot to learn. I was thrilled to hear that from him, because in the back of your mind you wonder if he likes it or if thinks that I kinda look a little crazy sometimes. I have to admit that sometimes I do look a little crazy. But I will never return to the creamy crack because I know he likes it and that makes me want to tolerate the journey just a little more.

Every week I am trimming a little bit of relaxed hair because I can’t do the full out chop. I am a little too vain to have no hair on my head. My natural hair is growing so even though I am trimming every week, it is pretty much staying the same length. I can't wait until I have no more relaxed ends though ... it's a bit annoying.

And since we are on the top of length! Let’s talk about shrinkage! Shrinkage is no joke … my goodness! That is all I will say about shrinkage!

Here are some pictures to kind of document my natural hair journey.

Jan 2011:


Feb 2011:


March 2011:


April 2011:


May 2011:


June 2011:



As you can see, some days are better than others but I'm glad I'm going through with this. I think I’ll try to do updates like this often … maybe monthly. We’ll see how that goes.

33 comments:

  1. i LOVE your natural hair!!! it looks perfect!!

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  2. Your hair looks so beautiful! :)

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  3. I think your natural hair looks beautiful. We all have our bad hair days no matter what, you should see this nest of hair I have on my head when i wake up.

    You'd be running for the hills.

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  4. I feel you on the hair journey...but you look so pretty nobody would even know you have bad days! Stay positive and I assure you you will have no regrets. You can always stop by my blog and vent on your "bad" days...I'll understand lol....

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  5. Looking good! Love the monthly progress!

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  6. I love it! You look beautiful. Keep us updated.

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  7. Keep it up; it's worth it!!

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  8. You go girl! Good for you! Your hair will love you so much for going 100% natural :) You look beautiful!!!

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  9. YAY for natural hair. Your hair is very pretty!

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  10. have you joined any of the Natural Hair blogs yet? That is where I got the strength many days to continue. I big chopped almost a year ago July 5,2010. my then boyfriend now fiancé disliked (the nicest way to put it) my hair. Now almost a year later he LOVES it! It is truly a journey but one that is well worth it. I love your hair, keep up the good work with it

    Takara
    www.theperfectpair11.blogspot.com

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  11. Faith, it's CUTE!!! I daresay I like it better this way!!!

    You are beautiful, no matter what.

    The end.

    :)

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  12. I think your hair looks great and you should continue the journey!! How do you get the crinkles? do you cornrow your hair and let it out after?

    Sandie

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  13. you made the right decision!! it looks awesome!

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  14. Your hair looks fabulous!! I'm glad you were joking about going back to that stuff. You will have a head full of beautiful chemical-free hair soon and I'm sure you'll love it even more.

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  15. i love your natural hair! you look fabulous!

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  16. You're hair is beyond cute! How do you keep the curls in like that?! Even your bad hair day looks good...way to handle the natural look!

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  18. sorry my previous comment was full of typos...
    Anyhoo, you know what? I have been thinking about going natural too!!
    Confession: the other day I was watching youtube vids of natural girls and the hair just looks amazing and healthy. I am now 3 months post relaxer and I am getting ready to braid my hair. We'll see if I have the strength to reject the creamy crack when I take out the braids...
    Your hair is beautiful!! maybe we can encourage each other :)

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  19. You're naturally gorgeous Faith! And I'm so proud of you for going through this journey! Your hair is looking great too!! You're such an inspiration to me. :)

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  21. I'm so glad you posted an update! I've frequently wondered how your journey has been going- so thanks for the update! I'm so happy you are embracing your natural hair and even more thrilled Sean is your biggest cheerleader. You look stunning no matter what you do- but honestly, there is something a bit more special about this. I love you my beautiful friend.

    June 15, 2011 8:15 AM

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  22. I love it! I wish I had half the patience to go through with it, because I know I'd love it. I think you look fabulous and gorgeous! Hang in there and stick with girl!

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  23. Lookin' good! I gave up the creamy crack 2 months ago. Pray for me!

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  24. You look beautiful!! I keep telling myself that I need to give up creamy crack but I'm addict....maybe I need an intervention!!! :)

    T.

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  25. Wow I love your hair, it looks fab, How do you keep the curls. You look beautiful and I can't see which day you mean it doesn't look great. You look gorgeous.

    Great comeback or journey!

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  26. You're beautiful!

    I went natural in 2007, and I haven't looked back. I love being natural, and although I have my days with unruly hair, I still love it. The best advice is to keep it moisturized, and also I started taking MSM powder. OMG, that MSM powder made my hair a lot stronger and healthier. I tell anyone, look into it.

    Have a good one :)

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  27. Thought your blog was pretty awesome. But saw this posting and had to comment. I transitioned for 9 months and fought with my hair many days. It will become easier. I have some posting about my hair on my blog. studentonthego.blogspot.com.

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  28. it really suits you--hang in there!! : ) and on days when you just don't want to bother (when you're tempted by creamy crack) try a half wig! inexpensive easy healthy temporary way to change your look.

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  29. I'm late, but I love your transition. Go for as long as you can. My transition styles were the bantu knot, bc it really curled the relaxed ends perfectly and the twist n curl. You can do it! I wish I would have transitioned longer.

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  30. I love it! It's looking so good! Keep it up! :)

    New follower BTW!!

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  31. Girl you are doing better than me. I hit 9 months this month and other than maybe twice trying hair styles (bantu knot once and rod set the other), I have been wearing that sucker in a bun!

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  32. Faith, I love it! You are beautiful!

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