The day I got my first and last relaxer was both quite painful and exciting. That stuff burned out every last curl on my head, burned my scalp, but I stuck with it. The end results were amazing! I could not stop touching my roots! They were silkier and softer than they had ever been and I loved it. And get this, I could actually toss my hair over my shoulder! Over the next couple of days I discovered that I was allergic to one or more of the ingredients in a hair relaxer, because it made my scalp inch, my hair thin, and the overall look was giving the wolf man a run for his money.
Well, that was three years ago. Since then I successfully transitioned over to being natural again, thanks to the help of my absolutely amazing mom. And get this, all my sisters AND my mom transitioned too, so now we’re all natural! Plus my brothers have been growing their hair out, so we all wear cornrows or fros on any given day. I love it!
Yep, definitely worth it!
Please check out Dominique-Alexis on her website, blog and facebook page! Isn't she awesome?! I love love to hear stories of young people with a passion.
A HairStory is the history of your hair and the story it tells.
Everybody has one! Would love to hear from all - relaxed, natural, whatever! If you would like to share, please send me an email with "my hair story" in the subject line. Don't forget to include great photos! Tell the history of your coils in your own words or answer a series of questions I will provide.