Guess what… today is my one year natural anniversary!! YAY ME!! I actually have been looking forward to this date for a while now It's been a year since I cut off my relaxed ends and it's been a year and eight months since my last relaxer. Looking back on my year of returning to natural hair I often wish that I had big chopped rather than transitioned, mainly because I would like to have embraced the short hair for longer. Doing my transitioning days I didn't really know that I was transitioning, to me I just couldn't be bothered to relax my hair again. Only after the sides became quite curly did I decide that I wanted to cut my hair. I wasn't 100% sure about it, plus the people I told seemed about weary, which slightly put me off. I've learnt to not let other peoples opinions cloud your decisions because I would have big chopped probably in January of last year rather than wait until it grew more. But hey, nothing I can do know right.
I didn't know that this whole natural hair community existed until I had actually cut my hair, I then started discovering all sorts of information and youtube channels. It took me a while before I realised that I too could start helping out people. It started with tumblr; I posted a few pictures of my hair journey around the site and some of them were well received, I was even asked a few questions about my hair and how I take care of it. This then moved to my instagram, then to getting questions on the street, until I finally decided to make a YouTube channel in April. It's kind of a bittersweet thing that being natural gets so much attention. No other races are able to have hair events, hair talks, blogs and YouTube channels dedicated to their hair. But hey, I guess it's the Western countries we live in.Anyway, I have a tendency of blabbering on so let me just cut to the chase…whatever that may be. Just want to say that I've enjoyed this year and my goals for my next hair anniversary is to reach armpit length. I'm just about collarbone length (if I pull real hard lol). I just want to prove to myself that my hair doesn't stop at a certain length…. let's see what happens Until next month folks,AidaContent Creator