I transitioned from relaxed to natural hair for 10 months and 2 days. When I decided to go natural, I did not tell anyone but my husband. I transitioned with braids and kinky twists.

I big chopped on June 11, 2007. I love this natural hair journey and glad that I got the whole experience: transition, big chop & hair growth!

Everyone’s journey will be different. My advice is to be mentally ready and have thick skin for all the questions that’s sure to come.

As I celebrate 6 years being natural, my hair is in a protective style. I’m considering locs but I’m not sure if I’m 100% ready. When it was time to transition and subsequently, big chop, I knew it was time. I’m not so concrete on locs right now. When the time comes, I will know.


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