My oldest daughter, Minnie, was born with a head full of thick pretty curls. As a matter of fact she left the hospital with enough hair to put into ponytails. I have always loved how thick and pretty her hair is. At the age of 7 I let my hair dresser talk me into putting a texturizer in her hair. She reassured me it was not a relaxer and she would retain her most of her curl pattern and this would make it much easier to comb her hair. Because Minnie was going to be in her Aunts wedding I decided it would be a good time to have it done because her hair would look nice for the big day. BIG MISTAKE. Over the course of 3 years I watched my daughters mid back length hair go to a chin length bob. I still have so much guilt for allowing her hair to be relaxed. I have learned so much more about natural hair in the last year and a half. I wish I had known the tips and techniques then that I know now she would have never had to go through that. Oh well you cant change the past. But once we as a family decided to go natural in 2011 we have not looked back. Minnie was the last to cut off her relaxed ends. So after 13 months of twist outs, braid outs and rollersets on Friday March 16, 2012 I cut off the remaining relaxed ends. The pics above show her typical twist out look and then her before pics right before I cut her hair.
After her BC was done she was so excited. Since then she has mastered her own wash and go's. She is loving playing with hair accessories and trying new products. I am so excited that she has embraced her God given beautiful curls. She told me that most of the girls of color at the elementary school have "fake" hair. I love that she is not afraid to be different. And that's what's Nu today
After her first "texturizer"
After her 2nd "texturizer"
Notice the breakage
With her hair in a Bob and her last "texturizer"
After the BC
WnG with KCCC
100% Natural Minnie