My Natural Hair Journey So Far

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who chimed in on Facebook regarding my hair dilemma. In case you haven’t heard, I’ve been suffering from hair loss again. This time my edges are thinning in the front.

I’ve been down this road before. After giving birth to Princess, I noticed that the back of my hair started chipping away. I went from having a pretty healthy head of hair to see through strands. I vowed to take my vitamins religiously to prevent it from happening again with baby number two.

It’s been almost six months since I gave birth to Baby O, and I’m realizing that my hair is thinning again. Many of you have mentioned that my wig and/or wig cap could have something to do with it, which is possible. However, this problem runs in my family. My mom says her lost more and more hair after each birth. She had four of us! Either way, I’ve chosen to air on the side of caution. I no longer wear a wig cap underneath my wig. I switched to a satin scarf, which has been a lot easier on my edges. I don’t wear my wig, if I don’t have to. In other words, I usually only sport it at work.

In addition to my thinning edges, I’ve also noticed that I’ve been getting a lot of fairy knots. The cold temperatures here in New York may be leaving my locks starving for moisture. I moisturize twice a day and allow my hair to breath as much as possible.

I thought about treating myself to a blow out. But, I’ve decided to put it off for now. I’m still figuring things out with my hair. I’m happy with the progress it’s made thus far – minus the recent problem.

Check out photos of my old hair. It was much fuller and thicker. I wasn’t wearing any clip-ins or extensions.

Weather Anchor Mama

 

Weather Anchor Mama

Weather Anchor Mama

It’s been almost two years since I decided to go natural. I still can’t believe how quickly the time flew. Check out my natural hair journey so far.

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  1. Loida Martinez says

    Hola!
    I did the Big Chop on Sept 17, 2010 and let me tell you it has been a journey. The hair must be constantly moisturize. Natural hair is harder to maintain but it is such worth the effort.
    Have you tried taking Biotin supplements? I am currently taking it and I am seeing results with my hair, nails and skin. Talk to your doctor and see if its right for you.

  2. TP says

    Hi Stacy Ann,
    I didnot do a big chop. I gradually clipped the ends until I was relaxer free. Fathers day 2014 will be my two year anniversary of starting the process to going natural, and its now 4months of being 100% natural. It has been a wonderful experience, but was challenging when it cames to styling it. My favor go to style was pulling it back into a bun until I started thinning at the sides. I finally found a wondetful natural hair salon called new beginning and they treated my hair like it was precious silk. I was so nervous sporting my natural curly do for the first time. Working in HR for a cable company, I didnt know how they would perceive my wild curly fro. I guess once I let go of the insecurities of my hair being too short due to the shrinkage, I was able to really embrace my new found love for my natural hair.

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