NATURAL LIKE 89

Let me tell you, I was addicted to the creamy crack (and by creamy crack I mean relaxer). I can't remember how old I was when I first got a perm but I remember it being a glorious moment. Fast forward to 25, I'm the girl who said I wouldn't go natural; I didn't have time for it. I've always  considered my hair SUPER coarse and wanted to stay away from that texture as much as possible. Not because of society views or anything like that, I just didn't want to deal with it. When it comes to hairstyles I've tried so many things that honestly I couldn't think of what I wanted to do next. Then I remembered that I kept my hair braided up most of last year and my hair is probably already natural so why not? I went back and forth for a few weeks and I really wanted to schedule an appointment to have twist installed the same day I cut my hair but in the end decided against it. I've rocked short hair for the last few years so going short doesn't scare me but I wasn't expecting for it to be this short (I didn't really factor in shrinkage). The day it was cut I was TOTALLY over it, even though everyone around me consistently told me it was cute I wasn't hearing it.

Fast forward to a little over a week later and I couldn't be happier with it. Come to find out my hair is indeed very coarse and coily but now that I'm aware of products and styling methods its the best grade of hair I could ask for.  When I made my natural debut on the gram I mentioned in my caption that my words to live by for 2015 are faith, risk, and confidence and that’s exactly what I had to think about after my haircut. I truly believe that with the right amount of courage to take risk and confidence you can achieve anything.  Last year I did a lot of second guessing not knowing that if I just invest into my confidence everything else will pan itself out. I mean, if I don't believe in me who else will right? So instead of second-guessing I'm embracing, starting with this natural hair. When I'm done with this I'll be twisting it out for the first time -_- pray for me.