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Back to the Curls, Coils, & Kinks : LexiWithTheCurls

  I would like to share my transition to natural story with you all. Maybe it will inspire some.

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with curly hair. I tried every product in the book to try to achieve curls on my relaxed BSL hair.  I would look at every curl activator, not realizing “There are no curls to activate” lol. I was in the 8th grade so I didn’t know any better. I noticed my new growth had a curl-like pattern so I figured, “Hey, Why don’t I grow my hair out?”. I transitioned for many months refusing to go to the salon and get a touch up. My mother was furious. I will admit, I looked a hot mess. I didn’t know what to do with the two textures.  So I had about 5 inches of new growth which was very puffy and straight ends down my back. I would try to use hot combs but wasn’t quite successful. I got teased of course and everyone questioned what I was doing…so I gave in L. Back to relaxers…

Fast forward to college at Clark Atlanta University. Since I didn’t want to spend money on relaxers (and mom back at home not harassing me), this was the perfect time for me to transition again.  I was planning on a long transition, but it ended up being cut short. I was apart of a dance team that required long, straight hair and for us to be in unison. I had kinky twist in as a great transitioning style. I took out the twist, went down to the Hair Cuttery and did my BC (Big Chop). I got all of my relaxed hair cut off. It was a shock to me because I had never had my hair that short and immediately (hours later) ran to get some microbraids. –Not saying you should hide your new BC or short and natural style, it just wasn’t for me at the time. If I did it now, I would be proud to show my TWA   And this is my story of transitioning.

 

BC August 2003
BC August 2003
My Hair 2009
My Hair 2009