So I know its been quite some time since I’ve posted here on the blog, so it may come as a surprise for some of you who don’t follow me on my other social media networks like Twitter, or Instagram that I cut all my dreads off last week. Honestly I’ve wanted to cut my hair since the beginning of the year but fear and everyone advising me not to do so caused me to delay it. I was thinking about cutting it all off for my 30th birthday in February so that way when I went to Puerto Rico to celebrate I could go swimming but I chose not too (Which I kind of regret now).
So what made me do it recently? Nothing really, I was just sitting in class and was playing in my hair and just thought “I’m going to do it today!” So when I got home I made the announcement, and went up stairs and just started cutting.
Hey Yinz Guys! It’s been a min since I’ve blogged…but you know how I be lol! So I have a lot to update you guys on, love…life…work…blah blah blah! But I think right now I’m going to blog about my new hair adventure. As you all may or may not know I cut my hair back in January of last year. I then celebrated my 1 Year Anniversary being a natural hair gal only a few months ago. All was fine and dandy, but as of recently my Rheumatoid Arthritis in which I have been suffering from for the past 5 years started to become such a pain in the ass, especially when it comes down to doing and taming my hair. So like 2 weeks ago while battling my hair(in which my hair won), I decided then that I had enough and that I was ready to start my “Loc Journey” with my hair. YES…I know that there is a certain stigma that is associated with dreadlocks/dreads/locs, especially in the work place, but so far everyone loves my new hair. Even the big boss committed on how much she loves it.
So yeah, I am just in LOVE with my hair. I even made a YouTube video about it. Yes I’m A Corn Ball lol!
So I hope to do more vlogs and blog posts documenting my loc journey…So stay tuned!
So on January 24, 2012 I reached what I would call a some-what major milestone in my life. I celebrated 1 full year of having “Natural Hair”. Now I know for some that may not be a big deal…but for me it was definitely a reason to celebrate. You see for a long time I believed that only relaxed/straight hair worked for me. Every 2 weeks I was in a chair getting my hair chemically altered to be bone straight. Just the sight of my hairs natural texture could cost me to have a bad day or run and hide. I was also a fan of long straight weaves, you couldn’t tell me nothing on my 25th birthday when I had my long weave in lol!
So when I decided to do the “Big Chop” January of last year I was extremely worried about how I would be precived…even tho I had put on a front that I didn’t care what people would think…I really did, especially when it came to the opposite sex. I haven’t aways been as confident with my looks as I am now, so doing something as dramatic as cutting off my hair was either going to make or break my whole persona of how I thought looked and who I was. And luckily it was for the better…like way WAY better lol.
YES…I was 26 last year, and I know some of yinz may be thinking “Well damn…at 26 you still weren’t sure about who you were?” and the answer is…yes and no. 2011 was a really rough year for me…being unemployed and somewhat depressed had a lot to do with it…but this is not the post to discuss such things 🙂 so let’s move on…for now!
But now its one year later…my hair has grown like CRAZY and now that I have some length to it I have been trying all types of styles. I’m so proud of myself, so proud that I took a chance and stepped out of my own comfort zone and decided to make a change and try something new.
GO ME…GO ME!