After the second relaxer fiasco, I left my hair alone for several years and thankfully it grew back into its beautiful big self. But I then found myself not wanting to do my hair anymore. I’d grown tired of the maintenance required to keep my fro looking the way it did. The 2-strand twisting every few days, the pressing I sometimes needed to do for some of my modeling clients, the need to occasionally wear wigs and weaves to accommodate the needs of some of those same clients and my recent fascination with women in the fashion/entertainment industry who’d recently been sporting these amazing natural and short hairstyles had me thinking something I’d never considered…..wearing my natural hair very short. I began looking at pictures where my hair was pulled back so I could try and see what I would look like with short hair. I even “tested” my husband by asking him if he’d be okay with me wearing my hair short. Secretly I’d hoped that he’d say that it wasn’t his preference so I could have an out, but no such luck. My sweety said what he always says “I’m happy if you’re happy. Do what you want with your hair.” (I love that man!). So, I did my second Big Chop (or cut it short for those that say a BC is only called so when you cut out all of your relaxer and wear your hair natural) in February 2011 and I am soooooo in love with my hair now, it is kind of ridiculous. I love the look of it. I love the feel of it. I love that it does what it does. And what I love most of all is how I FEEL about my beautiful hair. Who knew that I, Miss “The Longer The Weave/Wig, The Better” would feel sooooo sexy with my short hair. Seriously, ya’ll can’t tell me nothing. I thought I was cute before, but now….let’s just say I’ve finally come into my own.
I am currently washing and conditioning my hair with Shea Moisture products. I style my hair each day with “Curly Whip” by “Hair Rules”. After applying the product, I use a technique taught to me by my hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood. It’s called “Palm Rolling” and doing so brings up the cutest little curls I’ve ever seen. : ) Here’s a link to Felicia’s YouTube channel that demonstrates the Palm Rolling technique – http://youtu.be/n5SfzWYWsU4.