The Big Natural Hair Update!!

Hey there blogosphere!!!
Just wanted to give you a quick update. I know that you all have been wondering and waiting with bated breath to know what was going on with me and my journey to natural hair.
Well, wait no more!!!!
You may recall me talking about my hair escapades during this journey HERE. I love, love, love the twist out, it is awesome to be able to just finger through some curls and go. However there is one major problem. As the perm is growing out the permed ends get tangled when I wash and condition my hair and it takes forever to untangle and comb through that mess. I played with the idea of getting Sister Locs so I don’t have to be bothered with trying to comb it but decided not to. Being the very impatient person that I am, I decided to stop waiting for it to grow out so I CHOPPED IT ALL OFF!!
That’s right I did it, The BIG CHOP! I am also not coloring anymore, so the sides are grey! It is growing in “Naturally Nappy“!! It is so freeing to not have to worry about perming, hot curling, flat ironing, and mostly, trying to keep curls in this heat!
There are some days when I wake up, look in the mirror and say to myself, “What the HELL was I thinking???!!?” But by the time I moisturize it and play with it I remember why I did it!
In about 2-3 weeks I am going to go and get it edged/shaped up but in the mean time, it is what it is!!
I am looking forward to the days when I can do a twist out again, but it will be awhile until my hair grows enough for that. The great part is that IT IS ALL NATURAL BABY!!!!!!!!!!

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. R.L.Scovens
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 17:56:56

    I think it's beautiful!!! I've worn my hair natural since 2001, so I'm biased!!! LOVE it!!

  2. msladydeborah
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 18:36:31

    Oh Snap!You look good! I like it!My nappy likes yours.:-)

  3. Pttyann
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 19:02:28

    Heyyyyy ReginaI love it!!!! And the grey looks good! Make me want to chop mine off again I'm sick of the perms and they don't last long enough.Love ya

  4. Melanie
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 19:16:56

    I LOVE it!! I remember how much you hated having any hair even thinking about touching your neck when it got warm out. So I'm sure it's perfect for you!! And it looks great!

  5. aj
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 20:51:48

    Looking good. I hated having permed and natural hair…once I got rid of the perm things got much easier. Congrats!!!

  6. Oyin
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 22:56:52

    The hair is very becoming….nice!add me in FB…. you can use micah leigh or shar battle. Both are me one account

  7. Marvalus
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 23:17:42

    You look beautiful!!OK, since I'm at home now and I've taken my braids out, I'm contemplating…just contemplating…I'm scared…LOL…

    Jun 18, 2009 @ 15:00:01

    Cuuuuute! You go girrrrrl! I love it, love it, love it. Welcome to the club (smile).

  9. The True Urban Queen aka Sharon
    Jun 18, 2009 @ 19:25:44

    Your hair looks really nice. You look really good.

  10. Dori
    Jun 19, 2009 @ 11:13:49

    Regina,Honey, I'm loving your hair! I love a closely cropped haircut. I wore my hair like that for several years and over the past few years I've let it grow out, but seeing you is making me remember the ease of it all 🙂 Lately I've been thinking of going back short again. You look great!

  11. iriegal
    Jun 19, 2009 @ 11:27:02

    It looks great on you. I am turning 50 next year and I am going to do the same thing. (I am chicken this You have given me the confidence to do this. So wonderful. Onelove

  12. Hey Shae!
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 06:27:19

    Regina it's hott! I really like it. And you are wearing it well. 🙂

  13. CCGroovy!!!
    Jun 21, 2009 @ 18:44:23

    Girl I think you're so Sexy Sexy Sexy.COLD!!! BLOODED!!!In my DIC-TION-NARY; Sexy Sexy Sexy.COLD!!! BLOODED!!! (channeling Rick James) OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!That is a HOTT LOOK for U!!!

    Jun 25, 2009 @ 09:26:28

    Hey there Regina!I loooved the photo of you in the header… but I really, really love the sporty look of the short hair and the natural look is really a statement of "I do ME very well!"I loved when Jada made a speech at some woman's organization a year or so ago and she said, "Do YOU."I am a chemical hair girl right now …and that was after years and years in micro braids. It takes a LOT of care and attention to keep our hair healthy (whether it's in its natural state or whether it's chemically-styled)! I didn't have carefree days when I was in micro braids…I had to watch for breakage and drying.Can I go back to talking about YOU??? (smiles)One thing I looove about your short hair is that it really brings out your eyes. These photos of you show just how much your bright eyes just pop!I hope you are happy with your decision to snip, snip!You betta WERK IT GURL!Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!Lisa

    Jun 25, 2009 @ 09:29:39

    Just a little tribute to Regina, "y'all"!!

  16. rjweems
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 15:18:55

    your twa is very becoming and once you give up the creamy crack you never want to go back! Congratulations.

  17. Alicia Michele Benjamin
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 22:25:39

    LOVE your hair Regina! It's simply fabulous.

  18. Sharon Brumfield
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 09:38:37

    Jumping through my google reader and saw this post…so I had to check it out.Girl!….I think you look beautiful!But I know that only counts for so much… do what ya gotta do to look in that mirror and see what you want to see. 🙂

  19. SjP
    Jul 03, 2009 @ 12:27:17

    Love it! Love it! Love it! Took that plunge about 7 years ago. Can't even imagine growing it back!

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