I went natural, by accident.



 I went natural, by accident. 

I like to think of myself as a free spirit,  especially when it comes to my hair. I dont think there is anything I wouldn't try and they're probably very few things that I haven't tried already. I've cut it in a bob, had bangs, had a super short pixie, a medium length pixie, all manner of braids, I've shaved the back, had designs shaved into it, shaved the sides and back, coloured it black, blue, purple and red!

 It was the red that got me! Being a huge doitmyselfer, I decided to dye my hair a flaming red colour. I'd never used permanent colour before, always temporary rinses, but this time I decided put on my big girl panties and go for it. And boy did it go! My hair I mean. The directions on the box said to leave it in for 20 minutes, since I had jet black hair at the time, I ignored the warnings of my roommates and the manufacturers and left it for an hour...and a half. STUPID, I know that now!  When I rinsed it out only the roots were a red/brown colour, everywhere else was still black. But you know I was ok with that...but my hair wasn't! In a few days it began to fall out in huge quantities from the roots. I had rusty looking hair that was growing thinner by the day! So being a doitmyselfer, I rinsed my hair black, again, then went into the hair salon where I got the sides (which were breaking the worst) and the back shaved off, then I had a friend do kinky braids in the remaining hair.  Have a peek here . PROBLEM SOLVED!


Fast forward a few months and as I'm removing my kinky braids, I grabbed a pair of (very dull) scissors and began  chopping off the relaxed ends. As I said before, I'm a big doitmyselfer, only when I was done did I realize that by chopping off the relaxed hair, I'd initiated my self into The Order of the Natural Sista's.
 I almost had panic attack, I had the type of natural hair that broke combs! I quickly put the drama queen back into the bag, pulled out a clean pair of very awesome big girl panties and decided to go for it. And  I am loving it! Being natural ROCKS! I think I'm keeping this one!

 Next post I'll do a few close ups and talk about my current hair regimen. If you've got any tips, questions, comment or suggestions feel free to ask or give them.Natural hair stories? I'd love to hair them!


These photos where taken at Dow's Hill, Antigua. The dress I got in Jamaica, the belt is vintage and the shoes...well I'm not wearing any shoes!



13 comments:

  1. Your free spirit is something I strive to obtain in my very near future! Lovely lady with a very interesting story! I love it.

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  2. OMW! You look so hot.This is the sort of cute I've been flirting with but a tad longer. The weird thing about my "going natural" is that whenever I do it, which has been every other year in the last five, it's always me being tired with all the effort my hair takes and deciding to leave it to its devices to do its own thing. Also, you look hot! I really love these photos. All of the best with your natural journey. DIYers are the best people.

    x Noms

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  3. I loooooove these photos. You are looking stunning! So so glad I stopped by here. There is a local (Antigua) natural hair group on FB called Natural Soul Sista. Look it up. Join. There's no advice or tip you can need that you won't find there :) Also, come on over to my new blog on Wordpress (blackzuluanu.wordpress.com) I just returned natural (for the 3rd time) and blogging it (for the 2nd time) :)

    Enjoy it girlie x

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  4. You look radiant!! I went natural for a change, also I had a bald spot at my crown from a terrible self relaxer I used. I was suppose to get Normal but I got the Super strength accidentally. I was too lazy to walk back to the store to exchange it. I got another relaxer after that but I had a professional, my cousin, do it. I just needed a change and wanted healthy hair. I can't wait to read your regimen!

    xo, Karen | sugarthesky.blogspot.com
    twitter: @sugarthesky

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  5. That dress is gorgeous and you look amazing :)

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  6. you look amazing! your hair really suits you. love the dress

    Fikki of The Pastime Bliss

    click here to check out our blog xx

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  7. you in that dress - absolutely stunning! wow and that story about your hair is C R A Z Y! a few years ago I used to colour my hair by myself all the time and ended up with a disaster as well. my hair looked just crazy damaged and thin, a complete disaster. and then I decided to quit colouring them which brought me to my current hair. and I'm happy with them now. that's the most important part I guess :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  8. You look fabulous!

    I cannot do dye either. Even when the instructions are followed, it breaks my hair off terribly.

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  9. wow! you look so good with the "short hair dont care" kinda vibe. Mi luv it! when wil you be going back for school btw?

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  10. wow! You have that " short hair dont care" kinda vibe in the pics. I love it! You are gorgeous btw. When will you be going back to school.

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  11. I love it! You look fabulous! It suits you :)

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  12. Im about to cut my hair as well. Not going natural but I am gonna chop it off.

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