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When I first thought of ‘going natural’ in January 2011, I quickly decided against it; I opted to continue my regular relaxer regimen.  After all, it worked for ten years.  But during my past three years in college, I have found it difficult, frustrating and nearly impossible to grow and maintain a healthy head of relaxed hair.

So when June rolled around and my hair was still suffering from the relaxing process and heat damage, I knew it was about time to give my natural hair a chance.  I did my research by reading natural hair blogs and watching lots of natural hair videos on YouTube.  The women on these websites were quite knowledgeable and encouraging; I felt I was finally ready to embark on my natural hair journey.

Although initially, I thought I couldn’t bare to cut all of my relaxed hair off, managing my two hair textures (new growth and relaxed ends) proved too aggravating! So on August 1, 2011, after three months of transitioning, I asked my mom to chop off all of my chemically altered hair.

…To Be Continued…

For more of my hair story, check out this video.  And to follow my hair journey, check HelloBeautiful for updates and subscribe to bronzeBELEZA on YouTube.

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