Gone Natural…I did it!!

by Upenzi

Today is the first of the month and I woke up today excited for change.  I just wanted to do something different.  I have been thinking about going natural for quite some time, I’ve just always been scared to do it.  Today seemed like the perfect day to get it done.  I didn’t take a pic that I want to share of the before chopping because I had some terribly damaged hair.  Maybe one day I’ll feel confident enough to post it.  But this pic is after the cut & after the wash & style.


So today I walked in my bathroom, grabbed my scissors and started cutting.  I cut off a good 2-3 inchs of hair like a pro.  I think this is actually the 3rd or 4th time I’ve gone nuts with a pair of scissors to my hair.  But this time it felt like there was a purpose behind it so I didn’t shed one tear.  After doing it I realized that I could have gone a little shorter, but ain’t nobody got time for that!

A few days ago I was reading up on some natural hair card products and As I Am had really great reviews so I decided to just go for it.  If I’m not mistaken, I think I purchased their entire line of products.  I also purchased a few others that I’ve heard good things about too.

As I Am: Coco Shea Spray, Curl Clarity Shampoo, Twist Defining Cream, Cleansing Pudding, Moisture Milk Daily Hair Revitalizer, Double Butter Rich Daily Moisturizer, Curling Jelly, Leave In Conditioner, Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner, and Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner

Miss Jessie’s: Quick Curls

Uncle Funky’s Daughter: Curly Magic

Jamaican Mango & Lime: Lock Gro

Clearly I’m trying to get my natural hair to be curly.  I started with the As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner, then the Curl Clarity Shampoo, Then the Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner.  My hair was squeaky clean!  For styling I used the Leave In Conditioner, followed by the Moisture Milk Daily Hair Revitalizer. Next was the Curling Jelly and a little of the Quick Curls and Curly Magic.  This helped define the curls immediately.  I used the Lock Gro on the crown of my head because I’ve had issues with hair growth there for year.  Lock Gro really makes my hair grow in that tough area.

I’m almost certain I have bought too many products.  But I feel like it’s worth it if I’m really going to do this.  I feel good, I like it and now I just need to stay on it the right way and see what my hair does on its own.  I’m excited!  🙂

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Varra February 5, 2013 - 12:53 am

Congratulations on the NEW YOU. Going natural is a big step I tried it about 4 years ago. My daughter has naturally long wavy hair and I thought that I would achieve that. I feel my head was supposed to be two different people because its totally split right down the middle, I have two completely different textures of hair. So with that the natural part of me only lasted 3 1/2 years. I grew my hair and went back to the white crack (Perm 😆 )

Carla February 12, 2013 - 10:46 am

You look so cute. I’ve never heard of this line but you’ve definitely got me interested in finding more about them. I’ve been natural for 3-1/2 years, but I’ve haven’t done the big chop so I guess you can say that I’m still transitioning. I plan to do that until my relaxed ends are gone. They’re gone completely in the back, but I’m still trying to be patient with the ends at the front.

And from an experienced product junkie with absolutely NO SHAME, you can never have too many products for your hair. LOL!


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