Transitioning to Natural Hair: My Story
I big chopped in 2008, after growing out my chemically relaxed ends for nearly two years. Transitioning to natural hair can be hard when you don’t have a lot of information available or supportive friends or family, but going natural is worth it.
Eventually, I gave up on each company I tried, always promising to make my hair manageable but always falling short.
I wasn’t part of the online natural hair movement, I was out on my own, and in my search I did discover ways to get my hair manageable. I started paying attention to ingredients and stopped abusing my hair with heat and chemicals, but it never looked quite how I wanted it to look. Finding products that work without chemicals is a big part of transitioning to natural hair.
MM Elixirs are what really made the final difference in my hair. Over the summer, I embarked on a healthy scalp routine with MM products, and astonishingly enough, my hair grew about five inches in those couple of months–not even including the three times I trimmed! By the end of the summer, I was shocked to find that some of my kinkier textures had loosened at the root and my texture was beginning to become more uniform.
These products have given me the hair I always wanted and knew I had. Today, I am five inches longer than I was when Summer first started.
I’m planning on letting my hair grow longer, as I find it much easier to handle now that I’m washing with shampoos and conditioners that are actually good for my hair and scalp. My hair always feels nourished, conditioned and more than anything…strong.