I had a great hair weekend so when I arrived for work today, (Yes I had to work half a day but I am happy to be working and ending the year the same way I started: employed!) I rocked my hair out from being in a twist out previously. I have been putting it in like a poofy poof gathering up all my hair at the crown of my hair lately but today since no one would be working I didnt want to fuss.
I took a picture and found something I was not prepared to see.
I have a weekly routine of Shea Moisture products. I have found that my natural hair is the same as when I was relaxed: needs, craves moisture and can look and feel a dry brittle mess if not. I have found my hair really thrives when moisturized and the SM raw shea butter line is what works for me.I have been using it since I first started transitioning earlier this year.
So back to it, you can see it even this picture that my hair is not black like i thought!!!!! I have been thinking my hair is like Jet Black but my friend and curl-buddy who is also my hair stylist let me know that my hair is brown! I can not believe it! It may not be a big deal to you but it is to me. It wasnt until i wore maybe hair pieces that being a "4b" still meant to me that I had boring black hair and that the sun must do something to it to make it look "off".
Since I am relearning my hair by not doing a BC or big chop, I am finding all kinds of delights and frustrations but more good things with my hair and falling in love all over again.
Talk about memories and falling in love with what your hair is doing! I am chalking this up to a good hair moment for me :-)