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First Year Natural Hair Journey 2008-2009

This documents my natural hair journey from Sept. 2008 to Sept. 2009! So far I am enjoying the trip and I thank God for allowing me to see the LIGHT!

 
The Big Cut!
Sep 19, 2008

My last relaxer was on August 19th, 2008 and since then I have been trying to transition but I couldn't wait so I went ahead and had the BIG CUT! I got my BC on September 19th, 2008 at my son's barber...lol. I'm excited about my journey and migration to natural, healthy hair. The hair that my God gave me!

Album was created 6 years 3 months ago and modified 6 years 3 months ago
 
1 Month Post BC
Oct 19, 2008

I'm so impatient, I was going to wait until 30 days or 4 weeks to post photos but oh well...lol. This is my hair 3 weeks after my Big Cut or Chop but I'll just call the album "1 Month Post BC". I have been trying to take care of it and I hope I'm doing okay. I WANT HEALTHY HAIR!

Album was created 6 years 3 months ago and modified 6 years 1 month ago
Tawanda R. Boone
 
2 Months of My Natural Journey!
Nov 19, 2008

Here are some photos of my natural hair journey, all the way up to 2 months. I love my natural hair! Smile :~) & God Bless!

Album was created 6 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 4 months ago
 
3 Months Post BC (Started INMH Hair Challenge!!!)
Dec 19, 2008

I'm so excited about starting the hair challenge over at hosted by T.I. I found out about the challenge via You Tube. She is awesome and a true inspiration to me! The challenge is 6 months in length and will last until June 21st. It is focused on health hair care and having major positive changes in your hair!

Album was created 6 years ago and modified 6 years ago
 
4 Months Post BC
Jan 19, 2009

My 4th month of being a natural. I have been sick for 4 weeks and I don't think I got too much growth this month, but there is always NEXT MONTH!

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
 
5 Months Post BC
Feb 19, 2009

I think I got some pretty good growth this past month and I have really been focusing on maintaining my regimen. My hair is a lot healthier than when it was relaxed. Don't you just love SHRINKAGE!...lol.

Album was created 5 years 10 months ago and modified 2 years 4 months ago
 
6 Months Post BC
Mar 19, 2009

I was very frustrated with my hair this month and had trouble styling it. I also got a trim because I had a few split-ends, but only a few. I really DID NOT want to get my hair trimmed but I guess it is more beneficial in the end. I have included a few picture of my husband and son in this album also.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 5 years 6 months ago
 
7 Months Post BC
Apr 19, 2009

No product was added to my hair in these pictures, except for coconut oil. For the puff, I used coconut oil on damp hair, brushed it back, applied a headband, and let it dry. For the other look, I just applied coconut oil to damp hair, brushed it back, and allowed it to dry. (Don't you just love SHRINKAGE!!!...lol)

I took these photos a week or so before my actual 7 month anniversary. I also have some more current ones to post, so stay tuned...I had a descent hair month; only a few issues with moisture balance.

Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
 
8 Months Post BC
May 19, 2009

I took these pics at the beginning of May and just after I removed my cornrows. These are late but they were take on my 8 month anniversary...yay!!! I'm excited to see how my hair will look in 4 more months...wish me luck!

Album was created 5 years 7 months ago and modified 5 years ago
 
9 Months Post BC Part 1 (Finished INMH Hair Challenge!!!)
Jun 19, 2009

I mainly posted these pics for T.I.'s INMH Hair Challenge to show my progress over the past 6 months since the challenge started in Dec. 2008. I'm a proud of the changes that my hair have experienced so far and I'm excited to see what my hair looks like at the 1 year period...PLEASE VIEW PART 2 ALSO!!!!

Album was created 5 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 3 months ago
 
9 Months Post BC Part 2 (Finished INMH Hair Challenge!!!)
Jun 19, 2009

I mainly posted these pics for T.I.'s INMH Hair Challenge to show my progress over the past 6 months since the challenge started in Dec. 2008. I'm a proud of the changes that my hair have experienced so far and I'm excited to see what my hair looks like at the 1 year period....PLEASE VIEW PART 1 ALSO!!!!

Album was created 5 years 6 months ago and modified 5 years 6 months ago
 
10 Months Post BC
Jul 19, 2009

I'm late putting these pictures up because I lost my camera for over a week and just found it today...lol! These pics were taken on my "10 Month Anniversary" (post BC) and I'm really starting to see how much my hair has grown. I don't have a variety of pics but I will make sure to take plenty next month...See ya, God Bless, and Happy Growing!

Album was created 5 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 9 months ago
 
11 Months Post BC
Aug 19, 2009

I have been M.I.A. lately due to work, school, family, and LIFE! But things are going well. I did have time to snap some pics. I know they are late but like the saying goes...better late than never...See ya and God Bless!

Album was created 5 years 3 months ago and modified 5 years ago
 
12 Months Post BC Part 1 (Yay...My 1 Year Nappiversary!)
Sep 19, 2009

It has finally been 1 WHOLE YEAR! I'm am so excited and proud of my self for remaining natural for this long. Being myself and remaining natural is now a life long goal. I know now that I will be natural for my entire life! I love it too much to ever go back to chemicals or the standards of European or non-black beauty...I can now say with honesty, for the first time in my life, that I LOVE MY HAIR!

Album was created 5 years 3 months ago and modified 5 years ago