Beginning Again: My Natural Hair Journey

 

 

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Since I met my friend Akilah in 2009 during grad school in Miami I kept saying I was going to go natural. There was nothing wrong with my hair. It was relaxed but it was long thick and healthy but I have always been attracted to curls. Over the years I have made numerous attempts. I tried transitioning and cutting a little at a time but at the end of the day I just caved and the creamy crack took over lol. Well in 2014 I promised myself that I would just take a leap of faith and finally I did. On January 3, 2014 I walked into the barber shop and told the barber to cut it off. As you can see from the photo above she looked at me like I was crazy and literally almost cried lol. The dark hair pics are from that day and the reddish was a little over two months later. I’m still was not 100% comfortable with it so I didn’t wear it out but yeah just a witness that shrinkage is real lol. 
I went about a year and a half before being impatient caused me to make a stupid decision. Listen to my story below.  

 

These are pictures from my first time trying to go natural

 

These are pictures from this time around. I know this process isn’t easy but I know it’s worth it.

Published by: Pieces of Me

Often times we find ourselves hoping to following our minds rather than our hearts and we soon realize it's not the case. we get so caught up in our feelings and allow the stream of tears to sway us into making short term decisions that has long term effects. Sometimes we need to take a step back from ourselves and look at things from the outside. Ask ourselves is it worth it? Will I be ok with my decision tomorrow? Once we decide that it is worth losing we need to breathe in release and let go! No looking back, no regrets, just high hopes for the future, less frowns and more smiles. My name is Jordean Matthews and I am a native of Pleasantville, NJ. This blog showcases all things that are me. My life, my talents, my thoughts, my family. It truly displays all the pieces of me.

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