Thanks so much to Robyn for sharing the story of her current transition with us! Robyn, kudos to you for looking ahead for the health of your family and yourself! You look like you’ve gotten into a good routine, which I think is crucial for low stress during transition. That flexi rod set is on fire, girl!
Hopefully she will let us know when she is all natural! Visit her at her blog.
I never knew my hair without a relaxer. I started doing my own hair at a very early age…relaxers and all!!! As I got older, I discovered a close family friend and stylist and was in her chair every week! I still did my own relaxers or gave her my “box perm” to put on my hair, because anything professional grade would burn my scalp so bad and chemical burns are the absolute worst!!!
My stylist and I had our hair routine down…every 4 weeks – relaxer and trim, every week wash and roller set, and every 6 weeks protein treatment/deep conditioner! We didn’t put any direct heat on my hair at all! My hair grew so long (past bra strap length at its longest!) and it was thick and healthy (if relaxing your hair every 4 weeks can still be considered healthy!)
When I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition my “natural” journey began without me even knowing it! My hair fell out in the back and on the sides due to the many medications I was taking and all that hard work went down the drain (literally)… It’s funny because I had so much hair, you really couldn’t see the breakage, I hid it well (for years) until so much fell out I had to cut it off to match the short strands underneath!!! I was so upset! I remember crying for weeks (not days…weeks!)
Surprisingly, my hair grew back really fast! So, now since I have this condition that unfortunately, does not have a cure (yet!), I am forced to make a decision…my hair or my health!?!? NOT a difficult decision to make!!!
After my wedding, I decided…no more relaxers!!! My husband and I want to start a family and I vow to be in the best health I can possibly be for myself and our family!!!
I am in my 5th month of transition and I am completely embracing the entire process! The first 2 months of transition I wore micro braids, which worked well, but I wanted to start playing with my hair (especially my new growth!). The last three months I have tried twist outs, braid outs, buns, flexi-rod sets, pony tails and pony puffs! I have to say my hair really loves the flexi rod set the best! It is a great hairstyle to hide my two textures and I can make this style last for at least 5 days! I love it!
I am always on the hunt for products, but right now I am loving Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue and a mixture of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil for my flexi-rod sets. If it starts to look dry through the week, I just rub more of my butter/oil mix on my hair and I am good to go!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my story!
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