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:

jacin {lovely little details} said...

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

StealMyHeartLove said...

Your hair looks so beautiful! :)

Lil' Woman said...

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.

Abs said...

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....

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Looking good! Love the monthly progress!

K. Rock said...

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

Mae said...

Keep it up; it's worth it!!

Ashley said...

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

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

YAY for natural hair. Your hair is very pretty!

Takara said...

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

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

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

You are beautiful, no matter what.

The end.

:)

Sandie said...

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

ruthy ann said...

you made the right decision!! it looks awesome!

Janeen said...

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.

redwhitebride said...

i love your natural hair! you look fabulous!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

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!

{MrsH} said...
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{MrsH} said...

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 :)

Kathy C. said...

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. :)

Dana said...

It looks great on you.

Tami said...
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Tami said...

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

My Dream Ring said...

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!

Tiffany said...

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

Tenecia said...

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.

toi said...

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!

integratedmemoirs said...

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 :)

Miss Monica said...

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.

Lady said...

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.

Love & Tangles said...

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.

Carolyn said...

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

New follower BTW!!

Nini said...

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!

Nic A said...

Faith, I love it! You are beautiful!