As far back as I can remember, [as a child & teenager] my hair was never above shoulder length. My mother kept my sister and I on strict schedule. Every 2 weeks, we would get our hair washed, conditioned and pressed. I would beg her for a perm, but she never would give it to me. Ugh, I used to hate her for that. I used to envy my sister and other girls I saw with gorgeous relaxed hair. I asked her not too long ago why she didn’t let me have one, she simply stated “you never needed one”. It wasn’t until 2005-2006 that my mother let me take care of my own hair. So let’s start this pic journey……
Feb 06′ I got my hair cut into layers and honey blond highlights.
You couldn’t tell me anything. I just knew I was the ISH..lol. Summer of 06′ I decided to go work at Cedar Point. For those readers, that live in or near ohio, know what I’m talking about. It’s only one of the BEST amusement parks in the country…lol
Before The Color
Yup…more of that honey blond color. I spent most of that year just letting it grow out.
While taking a few professional pictures to boot.
By early 07′ the hair had to be chopped so my hair would look somewhat decent.
I actually liked my new cut. I really didn’t have much of a plan at this time. So I just let it grow.
In the summer of 07′ I left for the military. The Navy to be exact. Even though I got my cut before I left for boot camp, they gave me a new haircut and more body weight..lol.
Now lets fast forward to May 2009. I came across a random natural hair care blog. I was overwhelmed, curious, and excited to learn so many new things about hair. Not to mention to see other women like me. I would go from one blog to the next just soaking in all the new information that I was learning. I wasn’t looking into growing my hair, just looking for HEALTHY hair.
I started with a neck length mane.
I was so happy with the progress that I was making. I was even more confident in wearing natural styles.
I like to keep my hair protected 🙂
I still frequent all the same blogs I did a year ago. You can never learn too much about hair care..lol. I still don’t have any goals with my hair. Just to continue to keep it healthy.
Just thought I’d share 🙂