It's been 41 weeks and 4 days (yeah I'm counting) since I've had relaxer rubbed into my hair and considering I'd been on the creamy crack for over ten years the transition to natural hasn't been completely traumatic. Armed with useful tips from friends and Youtube bloggers, I managed to wade through the first 14 or so weeks with my trusty wide tooth comb, litres of coconut/olive/carrot oil and headbands.
After that my TWA (teeny weeny afro) could no longer be contained by the headbands so I succumbed to the irresistible allure of braids and I haven't looked back since.
I know some of you would consider this cheating and to be fair it was. One long appointment at the hairdressers and I was free from hours spent detangling. I went from boho looking chunky twists in black to Farah Fawcett inspired dip dyed wavy brown braids and finally extra slinky jet black senegalese twists.
Now the time has come for a change and I'm all braided out!
I know I should spend more time with my curls, experimenting with the texture and generally getting to know my nappiness. So here are some of my fave natural hair styles which I shall be trying out.
If all else fails, I'll wig it up like Nicki Minaj. Good look no?