My hair growth journey has been interesting. Unlike a lot of people, I don’t have a cool story about why I went natural. I went natural because I didn’t have an option. I was 15, my hair was falling out, I was constantly in and out of the dermatologist trying to help my ezcema. See as a baby I had cradle cap, which apparently comes back as hormonesnchange. I also had eczema in my scalp, which lead to extreme itchy, which is why my hair was falling out. I almost even had a bald spot from scratching my hair. My dermatologist told me I had to start washing my hair every week (at this point I was getting my hair done every two weeks), so that my hair would continue growing. I was on a peak of my journey, my hair was growing, but my scalp was still itchy. I was put on an antihistamine and given shots in my scalp. Eventually the itching stopped. But I still had to wash my hair every week so I continued being natural on my off weeks. I loved it. After a while I didn’t even want to get my hair done anymore. That eventually turned into my hair journey. I’ve technically been natural all my life (no perm, no heat damage, etc) but wearing my hair curly was different. I learned as much as I could on black hair, and applied it. Having this blog helped, it made me accountable- I wanted to help people so I stayed up to date on hair techniques. My hair has grown tremendously in a year. Here’s a picture of my hair May 13th, 2016.
(me and my best friend on her prom day)
then this was May 10th, 2017
It took a lot of work, time, money and efforts to get my hair to the state it’s at now. I hope this blog post lets you know that you can do it. No matter your hair type, financial situation, you can do this. good luck!