August 11, 2012

Guess What I Did?! =D

23 months into my long-term transition, I cut my remaining relaxed ends off!!!

Eek! I needed to cut about two inches in most places and less than an inch in some spots. I really planned on waiting until September so it would be a full 24 months, but the reason I just got fed up and cut it was because I wanted to be able to throw it in a ponytail right out of the shower (which is what I did today.) I was never able to do that during my transition because my relaxed ends were always straight and brittle, unlike the rest of my hair, after I washed it. Now, they're curly like the rest of it! I'm sure there are still a few sparse straight ends in there somewhere and I'll have to keep maintenance trimming until they're all gone, but I am soooo excited to start experimenting with new products and techniques to get my curls popping! =)

Here's some photos of what it looked like right after I cut the ends off:

And here's today's high ponytail/puff: 

Thanks to everyone who stops by to read my updates! I hope I've been able to help, inspire or at least entertain someone out there through this long transition! =) My relaxed-to-natural journey has now ended and so begins my hair-growth journey!  

That's all for now!
Have a great weekend! 


  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

    You are doing to just LOVE your "new" self. Your hair looks wonderful and look (!) at those lovely curls.


    1. Thank you so much for keeping up with me this whole time! =) I'm so excited to start playing with braid outs and twist outs now that the braids/twists will actually stay put long enough! i'm just glad i can toss it in a ponytail! =)

  2. OMG...I come by and you done chopped! Congrats, it looks great!

    1. Haha! Yes! I fiiiinally did it! And thank you! =)

  3. GORGEOUS hair and smile!...I'm so jealous