I celebrated my 5th natural hair anniversary on March 3rd. I can’t believe that it’s been 6 years since I relaxed my hair. This post is simply a trip down memory lane.

My last relaxer was in April 2015. I transitioned to natural for a little over ten months then big chopped on March 3rd 2016. I spent most of the time between twist outs and a few protective styles.

In April 2018, I decided to bleach my hair. I rocked my blonde hair for three months before going burgundy. My hair was red for only three business days but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Soon enough, my hair was pinkish. I attempted to go purple using a rinse out conditioner and it worked pretty well.

Sadly, my ends started misbehaving. They didn’t hold onto moisture and were getting thinner and thinner. I grew impatient so in August 2019, I trimmed off most of the dyed ends leaving about an inch of dye all around.

Soon after, I went into faux locs which I rocked until January 2020. Went to the salon and my hair was the happiest it had been in a while. Fluffy has been happy ever since.

My current hair routine involves being in some variation of twists anywhere from two to four weeks at a time, wearing my hair out for up to a week and repeating the cycle. Fluffy is thick and she is a lot to handle when she is unraveled. Keeping my strands clumped together and stretched has been a lifesaver both for my sanity and for Fluffy’s health.

I still love my hair as much as I did when I first went natural. Imagine what another 5 years of this journey will bring!

At what point did you find Fluffy? And how has your personal hair journey been so far?

Thanks for stopping by.

“Always remember that your hair is your crown and your body is a temple: embrace it, love it and take care of it.”

Comments (2)

Sindiswa Siobhan Radebe

At what point did you find Fluffy? And how has your personal hair journey been so far?
~Shaz,I started my journey in the month of July 2019. I did a big chop, and I am conducting research to better understand my puff. The natural hair journey is by far good. And I am going to moisturize my hair a bit more cause, I didn’t know that moisturizing has benefits.

Thank you for sharing Sindiswa and good luck on your hair journey ­čÖé

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