2. Hair discovery
Curl discovery is one thing, but during your transition you will learn alot about your hair physically because you might be in the position where you do not know alot.
You will find yourself reading alot, discovering how to care for your hair, and also how to take care of you to make sure your hair has the best chance ever.
You will discover the science behind the hair strand and kick yourself for not knowing that before. I know I gave my hairdresser all the power, I knew nothing about my own hair and I thought she knew everything.
She was the professional and I sat in the chair, that how it was for years, and I didn’t change that until my transition.
3. Retail and mixing therapy
Girl, it was amazing being a product junkie; down right amazing. I know what the blogs say, you have to stop the madness, you cant buy everything under the sun. But I would be lying to you if I didn’t say it wasn’t fun discovering new products putting things together and seeing how my hair reacted to it.
I particularly liked to buy oils*, because becoming in tune with being all natural in my hair care was kind of my obsession. So I discovered how cool it was to be a mixtress, how to get into my kitchen and make something awesome for my hair and watch it benefit from what I made. It was very therapeutic, the hair care isle in every store was therapy.
Working out was my muse during my transition for one its a healthy thing to do, but I liked the idea of getting a good work out in and then jumping in the shower and doing a co-wash.
I literally did that every day, like I said this isnt a red couch thing and I am no psychologist so if I were to explain how that was theraputic I really couldnt. I just know it felt great and “great” is therapy.
5. Transitioning is a time for change
You are about to change your hair, everything about it , the way you thought about it, the way you style it and the way you take care of it. Once you have fully transitioned and settled into being natural you will realize that you should have been taking care of your hair in this way all along. Even when you had a relaxer, yes, I said it, even when you had a relaxer.
My transition was the start of my healthy hair journey and that meant everything had to change.
Originally posted 2014-11-07 15:00:42.