I have said this many times before, but never committed it to paper. I sometimes wish I was natural. Both my sisters and my mum is natural, I also have friends who are natural. When I see bloggers/youtubers like Naputral85, SimplYounique and FusionofCultures, I look at their hair and the styles they do and get a bit of hair envy. I sometimes wish I could wear a wash and go or do a braid out with volume and lift, but alas, that is not my portion. I have relaxed hair. Are we now the minority? I do believe that the balance is shifting and more and more people are opting to cut off or grow out their chemically processed hair, to embrace their natural curls.
I started my hair journey in 2010, about 6 months after I relaxed my hair. Prior to that I was natural for about 6 years, and transitioned from relaxed to natural without even realising. I had just decided to stop relaxing my hair. Had I known then what I know now, I probably would not have relaxed in 2009/2010 and just stayed natural, learning how to do my hair. When I was natural, I would go to the hair dressers to get my hair hot-combed every 6 weeks, but found that my hair was thinning, and so I decided to relax to get the straight look without the constant heat. We live and we learn.
I have now decided, that I am in it for the long haul. I will try to grow my hair to MBL as a relaxed lady and then, when I become pregnant with my first child, I will transition for about 6 months and then do the big chop. Sounds like a plan to me!