So, I’ve decided to let me hair grow out a bit sans relaxer! Yes, me, the self-proclaimed “creamy-crack” queen! I’ve been enjoying my VIP membership as a part of the #shorthairrocks club for almost 5 years, and relaxers have been a necessity for me! But I’ve admittedly become quite inspired by all of the curly dos displayed by those with natural hair. I personally don’t care to wear my hair in an afro, or twists; however, I love a good curl, and I honestly just wanted to try something different! So my transition is purely exploratory in nature! I am not an expert, nor am I against the use of relaxers. In fact, I still relax the “beadebees” on my neck! I also straighten my hair. So if you are looking for some deep reason, you won’t find it here. I am simply a girl, trying new things and discovering what works best for her hair :-)!
It has been about 6 months since I last relaxed the crown of my head, and about 3 months for the sides. I know it hasn’t been long at all, but the curls I’ve been rocking have gained so much attention over the past few weeks, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve been doing to get that curly effect as I transition!
1) I start by washing my hair. I currently use Dr. Miracles Conditioning Shampoo and Mizani “Moisturfuse” conditioner. I let the conditioner sit for about 10-15 minutes, before rinsing. My scalp always feels amazing!
2) I spray my entire head with TRESemme’s Thermal creations, before molding. Then I set my hair and sit under the dryer for 20-30 mins. (I’ve learned that setting my entire head works best, but in the picture above, I only set my sides). Next, I apply Olive Oil’s Heat Protection Serum, before using a 1 inch flat iron to straighten the top.
And there you have it! Curls galore!
I absolutely love my hair and all of its curly glory. The most challenging part is actually the washing/setting process. It is definitely much easier with relaxed hair, but the bright side is that I use about 90% less heat on my hair in between washes, and my curls hold up in the gym #win. My journey is still very new, and I can’t wait to see where it will take me :-)!
Are you natural? Are you relaxed? What are your hair goals? What are your challenges?
Comment below, I would love to hear from you!
Keep it stylish,
P.S. Pictures proudly taken with my Razr M :-P