I remember getting my first relaxer at 6 years old and the sigh of relief that my Mother and I both had once it was done. She would no longer tug uncontrollably on my hair and I wouldn’t have to DEAL WITH IT! I was so happy to be able to wet my hair and be gone. I still have nothing against relaxers to this day … I’ve seen women grow healthy hair down their backs with relaxers.
During college I stopped getting relaxers because my stylist in the Bay Area (Brownie! What up?!) used to do amazing hair without relaxers and she talked me into not getting one … So I did.
My hair went through many stages. I stopped getting relaxers but I was getting it pressed to the HILLS!
That’s me on the right at my class reunion. That’s my bud Mo’ on the left. 🙂 I had a press and a few tracks in that pic.
The more I pressed, the thinner it got. This is a pic of me in Vegas with some tracks sewn in. EVERYBODY looks upset … Me AND the weave!
And then I decided enough was enough … What does MY REAL HAIR look like?! I took out the weave and this is what I got.
Don’t judge! And when you wet it, the ends look like this … If you’ve had HARD presses I know you’ve see your hair do this … They say it’s “trained.”
Cut those ends OFF!
And we got to this point …
I had some fun with some styles …
Had those edges laid DOWN right?! LOL
Wild hair on the beach (Miami) … Hair growing!
Me and one of my favorite humans! Big hair!
Rocking my fave do … I call it the “Corrine Bailey” … It’s a two-strand flat twist bantu knot out. 😀 Vogue!
It kept growing …
So I straightened it a few times … Trying to be cute eating watermelon at a PARTY!
Break time … SEW IN!
Back to my HAIR! With Katrice of MyVicariousLyfe.com
And then hanging with my favorite Real Housewife celebrating Taurus Birthdays! Anybody else on Team Taurus?!
I broke down and flat ironed one more time in LA and while my hair was CUTE, it was FRIED! Let me just say … Oh and that’s my honey Erika! She’s the best.
So because it was FRIED and BACK to the stringy hair pic … I tried to rescue it and weaved it up!
Because weaves save everything right?? Wrong … LOL! So I big chopped again!
I ended up keeping it short for awhile because it was so EASY!
A liiiiiitle length … Me working in my office. FUN! LOL!
I watched a whole bunch of Taren916 videos (love her – that’s my girl) and bought this Drew wig. I wore it out once but it worked me OVER!
But I eventually trashed it … I kept cutting in it trying to get it off my nerves until I ended up having to it throw it away … LOL! Back to MY hair!
Love my hair! Love my hair! Love my hair!
And then I was moving and busy so I braided my hair (myself) … I LOVED the break!
Took the braids down and here we are today (in my home office working like always). It’s growing again … Robin Groover gave it a quick cut and color. Love!
So I said ALLLLLL of that to say that I’ve been through nearly EVERYTHING with my hair and I have had my fair share of experiences with products! I’m no expert but I might know a little something and I’m a firm believer in having a PROFESSIONAL PARTNER! I like having a LICENSED STYLIST help me along the way. I’m here in the trenches with you, pre-pooing, co-washing, detangling, flat twisting, sealing, deep conditioning, sampling and steaming!
We’re all in this together! Thanks for listening to my looooong hair story! 😀