22 December 2010
I finally did it! I cut all of the relaxer out of my hair after transitioning for 7 months! It is ridiculously short, but I like it. It was so liberating. I started the process yesterday after my sister took my curly weave out (it was the nappiest thing ever…had tangles for days!) And once the weave was out, I realized that hair is so superficial, might as well cut it all off and begin anew. And next thing I know “whap” ala Britney style. Pics to come.
08 July 2010
Today I had a job interview at a bankruptcy law firm; and even though I had read that it was a mistake to try a new technique on transitioning hair before an even I went ahead and did it anyways. I attempted to do a twist-out bang, with the rest bantu-knotted out. All I can say is that it turned out horrible!!!!!!! The effect the two textures had on my hair was not the bee’s knees. However, eventually I pulled it together. I double thin banded and shaped a TWA in the back. It came out looking super trendy and cute! Oh yeah, and professional!
As for the interview, it went well and I hope I get an offer. Being in court is all I want to do (with as much research and writing as possible!)
07 July 2010
So I finally decided to start transitioning in order to get my hair to its natural state! *Clap, clap, clap..* A natural place for me to start is why I’ve made such a big decision. *Duh, duh, duhhhh!* Well, let me start with the reason that have not affected my choice. First, I am not doing this as a political statement (however, those who do so are totally bitchin’ in their own right.) I don’t have deeply oppressed feelings of being put down by my hair texture–or skin tone for that matter. I’ve always loved kinky, thick hair–and deep dark skin–even when it was against the grain. Second, I am not doing this because my hair is damaged. Its as healthy as relaxed hair can be (and it was hard getting it “healthy” relaxed.)
The reason I have decided to go natural is because I am envious of every girl with thick, kinky natural hair. I think its gorgeous, fierce, show-stopping, deliciously divine. So, I’ve decided that instead of staring in envy, I’d join them. Now some of you might say “but Kiki, why start now? You’re already 27 y.o.” And my answer would be “I regret waiting for so long, but there’s no time better than the present!” So there, as of July 3, 2010 Kiki has pledged to stop putting relaxers in her hair. Amen and Halelu!