Monday, September 28, 2009

Transitioning so Far

It's been 7 months since my last relaxer. Every week I have to pry the scissors out of my own hands because I just want to cut my hair all off. Every day I have to not allow myself to stop by the Hair Cuttery by my job and get them to cut it all off. Y'all I'm tired of trying to manage my hair. I'm tired of trying to blend my new growth with my relaxed hair. TheCount has made it clear that he doesn't want me to cut it yet, so I continue to hold out. I am going to go get a hair cut this week though. Look at that mess on my desperately needs to be shaped. I haven't had a hairdresser touch my hair since, I think, it's long overdue.

This is my go to hair style these days. I wash my hair and let it air dry. Then I cornrow it generously coating it with Whipped Pudding by Oyin Handmade, spray it with water and some foaming wrap lotion and go to bed. Every other night I re-cornrow it.

Unfortunately, I'm the worlds slowest braider and it takes me forever to braid my hair. It takes me about 2 hours to do 6 braids- how lame. I normally just do it while chilling and watching tv, which probably slows me down. This picture was taken at about 2:30 am, or was it 3:30, either way, I was ready to be finished. I need to figure out how to keep my ends looking nice while I sleep. The rollers get twisted and my scarf messes them up too.

Another style that I did while transitioning is twists. My mom helped me do this, because it takes me about 4 hours. We twisted it and set it on perm rods. This was the night I had to help work a birthday party so I did a faux updo and make it a little fancy.

This picture is old and reminds me that I need to get my eyebrows done this week. It's probably from back in May or something like that.

I don't know if I can even get my hair to look this nice anymore. It was my very first transitioning hair style to mask the new growth. You know what, this took a long time too. I notice a trend with me, it takes me a long time to look presentable.

Yeahhhhhhh, more and more I want to cut my hair off. 2 inches of hair has to be easier than this.

All of these pictures came from my cell phone, so excuse the poor quality. I have some more errummm disaster pictures that I may post, if y'all are nice to me on this one, lol.


Product Junkie Diva said...

TM these pics are noy bad at all, you are transitioning....enjoy the process. Oh have you considered doing the big chop and wearing braids until it grows out to a length that you want? Or for blending the textures have you tried bantu knots (then you can unravel then when you are ready to go outside).
Bring on the pics :-)

Product Junkie Diva said...

I meant these pics are "NOT" bad at all. You look very cute.

Nerd Girl said...

I second PJD - you look cute and try braids.

I wore my hair braided for about a year while transitioning - the two textures were too much to deal with and Smoochy wasn't crazy about me cutting my hair. Every time I unbraided, I cut a little bit more of the perm out.

Good luck - keep us posted!

Jass said...

your glasses are cute ...good job on the transition. And you definitely are still keeping it cute while you go relaxerless .

Serenity3-0 said...

I really like the roller sets! When I decided to stop using heat while I was transitioning, I started rod and roller setting my hari a lot. I would wear them a couple days and then create updos with the messy curls. I think I'm gonna try a rod set on my natural hair for the weekend. Good luck!

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