Ricquel transitioning, hair set on perm rods.
Reader Riquel says;
First of all I’d like to say I love the blog. It’s one of the blogs that inspired me to transition. I’ve been transitioning since March 2010 and I just wanted to ask other readers, do you ever miss having relaxed hair?
My staple style used to be a straight bob and I’ve rocked a fringe ever since I was 13 (I’m 20 now).
Now that I’m transitioning I keep my hair protected with rope twists and full weaves with microbraids at the front. I love twist/braid outs but I don’t think short curly hair suits me much (fat round face, lol) and I know I’ll feel a lot more confident when I can sport a biiig long curly afro.
I do not regret my decision at all and I am happy about how much healthier my hair is, but I’ve started to realize that transitioning is not just about growing out and chopping off your relaxed hair, it’s also a slow un-learning process of everything society ever taught you about beauty.
I believe that I was prettier and more attractive with relaxed hair.….I don’t want to believe that but the lack of confidence with my transitioning hair shows that unconsciously I do! It’s easy to admire other people’s natural curls, but it’s not as easy praising your own, but with the help of blogs such as BGLH I know I’ll get there!
I just wanted to know if any other transitioners miss their relaxed hair, not because it’s straight, but because of the confidence you had wearing it?
What are your thoughts?? Do you ever miss your relaxed hair? And how do you manage when you do?