Hey everyone! It's been a while since i last made a post. Yes ladies & gents. I have finally decided to commit to transitioning. It's been 8 months without relaxing and i am ready to fully embrace my natural hair. I've been learning so much about my natural hair. So far the journey has not been as easy as i expected. I've learned that i have 3 textures, mostly 4a. I'm still dealing with the relaxed texture also. I decided to do a long term transition. Meaning i will keep cutting the relaxed ends until i'm completely natural.
Here is my most recent trim:
notice the thin ends. Yuck!
Here is where i am in my transition:
See the remaining relaxed ends?
I also cut the relaxed ends in the middle to show my progress. The short hair is all natural about inches of new growth :)
Current protective style
These braids are 2 months old. As you can see. I have about 1' 1/2" new growth. I plan on rotating protective styles until i comfortable with my length.
My braids regimen :
Wash 2x weekly : Shi-Naturals coconut cream shampoo
Oil scalp every other day with Shi-Naturals Grow Potion
Massage daily 4 minutes using the inversion method
Leave in spray every other day alternating with Shi-Naturals moisture balance leave-in or protein balance leave-in
Seal with any oil. My favorite is Almond oil.