Natural hair talk #2: Silk press

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I’m really late with this one, but I was constantly on the go around the time I got my hair silk pressed. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

My first silk press in 2 years!

Natural hair story

My natural hair has always been long. It runs in the family on my mom side. I got my first relaxer when I was 14. I begged for it! I wanted my hair to be silky straight. Don’t judge me, I wasn’t my true self just yet. My dad was against it but my mom decided to go ahead and let me get it  months later. Even after I got the perm my hair stayed long and Healthy. Up until senior year of high school.

See, senior year I thought I was grown and I started doing the absolute most to my hair. One time I put 2 perms in it back to back! It broke off so bad! It was neck length and I didn’t notice until people start asking me did I cut it but by then it was too late.

My grandma has what the old people call “growing hands”. She got it to grow back in about 2 months.

Fast forward to freshman year of college

This is when I stopped getting perms! That HBCU life will have you like that. Your girl got back in touch with her roots!

I didn’t do the big chop. I decided to just transition back. I had to learn about natural hair all over again and I had no idea what I was doing. I’m a pro now though.

I completely left heat alone! I kept in a lot of protective styles and I deep conditioned a lot. I’m not going to lie, I was shocked when I saw my length. Shrinkage will really have you fooled. I’m almost at my goal! From here on out I’ll only flat iron my hair once a year. Hopefully when it’s time for my next press I will be at my goal.