I wore my hair press and curled forever. I went like clockwork every two weeks to the beauty salon. Several things lead to my natural hair journey. but the biggest was my beautician of over ten years began to do hair part-time. When my beautican started to do hair part-time due to a full-time job with the state licensing board our schedules were out of sync . The times she was available I was at work. My ability to do my own hair was limited. I could only wash my hair and blow dry it. I could not press and curl it. I really did not want to find a new hair stylist to do my hair. I live in Los Angeles. Although there are many great hair stylist in L.A. and I am familiar with them and their work. The one turn off about most great hair stylist is they overbook. When I wear a perm there was one time I spent up to 8 hours in a hair salon to be serviced. That is why a dread finding a new one to work with my schedule. I had been thinking about a change. Something shorter. I thought about a texturizer. Finally I did it. My scalp was extra sensitive. My scalp burned. It looked okay but not what I expected. A good friend suggested another hair stylist. The results were more to my liking but my scalp still burned. I endured this for more than a year. Finally I took a good look at my hair line and my edges were gone. I decided I wanted no more chemicals in my hair. I did not know what to do at first. I continued to wash and condition my hair. Finally I decided on the the big chop one Sunday morning to cut out all the chemicals. My head and hair felt so light. I felt a bit self conscious but I liked the way I felt. Just recently I got some comb twist. I loved them. I have thought about sisterlocks. I still want to try other natural looks first. The internet has been a great help. It opened up my world to natural hair.
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