Everyone needs a little therapy at some point in their life right? It doesn’t have to be red couch, feet up, and secret conversations with someone you hardly even know, and required to pay. It could be your own made up process, something that you have created for yourself to give renewed energy, a new lease on life, one of those “out with the old in with the new” kinda things.
I always looked at my transition as a time of discovery and when people who do not understand our struggle read that they get all types of confused. What in hell could you be discovering? Did you not know your own hair before? For many of us the answers are simple, we are reconnecting with our own natural hair that we haven’t seen in years and no, most of us did not really ‘know’ our hair before.
Transitioning can be easy, or it can be hard it really is a matter of how you choose to look at it and not necessarily how you plan to get through it. This post is an attempt at showing you that you can use your transition as a juncture for renewal, once you start, not only are you removing your relaxer but you are also removing other things in your life that might just need to go. At the same time you are adding things in to help you get through the process.
Here are 7 ways I used my transition for renewal therapy:
1. Curl discovery
I remember the moment in my transition when first saw my first real curl loop, it was pretty darn dope, because even though I am sure my curl pattern showed up right before it was time for me to get my next perm year after year, I never really took the time to look at my natural hair. I never even touched it, all I cared about was booking my appointment at the salon to get rid of it.
Curl discovery gets you excited, you cant wait to see more of it so you can determine how your hair will look after its all said and done and the relaxer is gone.
It really is a good feeling when you know that this is the first step to doing something healthier, adding a bit of organic’ness (I know that’s not a word, but it works) to your life.