When the year 2018 started, I wanted to put more effort into my hair, actually pay attention to it and see how far we get. Well twelve months later and honestly, I have learned so much about my hair and what it needs.
This is where I started my hair journey
At the beginning when I was still transitioning, I had to really figure out my hair because I was experimenting with a lot of products. I had shampoos and conditioners that made my hair feel dry and did absolutely nothing for my hair but luckily using olive oil would save my hair. My hair would be in its worse state when I would have a protective style because at the beginning, I did not know that it is important to still keep your hair moisturised while in braids. I just left it in its protective style for weeks and once I took it out, my hair was hard and brittle and I think if it was not for that, I would be further along in my hair journey.
My hair before I transitioned.
The other problem that slowed down my transitioning phase is that I was not consistent with my washes and I would try too many things at once. Every little trick I would see on YouTube and Instagram, I would want to try it out. That is why it is so important for beginners to stick to one routine and see how it works for your hair before moving to the next one.
My hair today, no more heat damage.
The biggest pro from my hair journey in 2018 was that I transitioned to being a natural sister. The fact that I started is the biggest achievement for me because I was worried that it would take too much time and natural hair products are expensive. I did not think I would make it through but here I am a year later.
I am looking forward to my hair journey in 2019 and all the fun new things I will learn about my hair. The hardest part is always starting but before you know it, it’s part of your lifestyle.