My journey from straight to natural hair. I'm 42 years old and have had chemically treated hair all my life (either relaxed or "curly" perm). I'm tired of the whole straightening process for various reasons, mainly because I just don't maintain a perm-style very well - I always end up just pulling my hair back in a bun. I hate going to the beauty shop every 4 - 6 weeks and wasting my whole Saturday afternoon (not to mention the cost). Most importantly, relaxers have ruined my hair and I need to stop the cycle of relaxing, heat styling, pulling back into a bun, etc. So, I've decided to transition into a natural style.
I've been working on the the twist out for about a week. Because so much of my hair is still relaxed, the ends of my twist out tend to look "stringy". So, I've been using rollers at the ends of the twists which gives my hair a kind of wavy, roller set look. I'll keep working on it because I really don't want it to look like a roller set.
Here's me in the 80's with a "curly perm".
In the 90's with a bushy "curly perm"
I will attempt to track my transition on this blog site. More pics to come!