This week there's been a new hair goal on my mind....
Recently I've been pretty bored and frustrated with my hair. Being in medical school and exercising regularly weren't too conducive to my usual hair regimen and trust me when I say that my hair suffered as a result. So much so that I alternated between looking straight up raggedy for half of last semester because I refused to roller set everytime I washed after working out, and this semester I didn't work out at all really because I didn't want to sacrifice my hair....vain I know! My texlaxed hair is not 'airdry friendly' which means I either look frazzled when I do, or I end up using heat so its a breakage if I do, breakage if I don't kind of situation. And trust and believe there's been a lot of breakage, the most I've had since starting my hair journey. :(
To top things off I am about to move into the clinical phase of medical school, which means even less time for hair styling, plus I want to commit to my healthy lifestyle again so yea....I've been looking for a wash and go type solution....
Can you see where I'm going with this? I've been thinking of going back natural.
(Lowkey can't believe I'm even typing this).
I think it would be nice to have the versatility of wearing my hair curly or straight, I wouldn't have to run from rain or water anymore lol and I wouldn't have to deal with multiple textures aka thick uncooperative new growth vs semi obedient relaxed ends.
This isn't the first time I had this thought, when I did my 'long' relaxer stretch of 16 wks a couple years ago I was in love with the texture of my roots, and even to this day I can't keep my hands out my new growth once I get past 6 wks.
I have not completely made up my mind yet, as its NOT going to be an easy process. Ain't no way I am going to big chop my MBL/WL hair which means a 2-3 year transitioning period. Yikes!
I also have a lot of what ifs...like what if I can't handle my THICK natural hair any better now than I did back in high school...What if my hair all breaks off....
but for now...I am about 8 weeks post (I usually relax at 8 wks since my texlaxed hair gets so difficult to manage) and intend to go on stretching and see how I feel. I will be going home for about 6 weeks and will leave my jar of relaxer here so I don't have a choice but to feel this out lol.
Wish me luck guys!