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Hello and welcome to my journey. You can call me Jazzie. I am a college student in my 20’s…well I am 20 lol. I’m currently working on getting my degree in social work, I am one more semester away from graduating with a associate’s degree. I work and I live with my mama….its cheaper :)…you don’t have to pay for food, rent, gas…smartest investment people!
I have created this blog to (sort of) anonymously share my aspirations and my journey: challenges, mistakes and success during my transition from the big chop. Its not only to share but also something for me to look back on and read for myself and maybe even connect with people that know a lot about hair that can help me out if they see some problems in what I’m doing or writing about. This blog wont only be about my hair journey but other areas in my life too. My aspirations, achievements, life…everything. My hair journey is just the beginning. My hair journey has been something that I have truly dedicated myself to and I realize now, that if I can dedicate and prosper with my hair then I can do the same in other areas of my life.
I’ll be posting new photos of my hair growth with comparisons to what my hair looked like 2 weeks or a month apart. Right now my primary hairstyle is box braids. The reason why is because its easier to maintain, cheaper, easier to moisturize my roots and I can do it myself anytime.
For some who do not know what the big chop is; it is when you chop/cut off all your hair and relieve yourself of all the processing done to your hair such as relaxers, harmful chemicals, sulfates in shampoos and venture into the natural care of your hair.
My goal is to grow my hair within 2 – 3 years from 3inches to 24inches. All of my life since I was about 6 or 7 years old I have been getting relaxers in my hair. I never really knew why but all I knew was that I hated the process. I gradually tried to step away from getting relaxers but didn’t know how to go about doing it so my hair would end up looking frizzy and dry. Under the pressure of my mother running her hands through my hair calling it “nappy” I would always fall back into getting a relaxer and I hated it.
Once I found out about going natural I never turned back. I eventually ended up cutting off all of my hair when I got tired of looking at my new growth versus my long relaxed processed hair. I was going to transition and cut it all off but whats the use of tricking myself and holding on to what I no longer desire?…So I cut it all off and even though my mom hates it and complains about it, I love it! I can’t wait to show it off when it grows to my desired length.
My Progress as of August 2013