|About two weeks prior to the chop|
The truth is for over a month I had been rockin' scarves because the back of my hair was shedding like crazy, and any good comic could easily refer to the back of my head as 'patches'. Like many naturals my hair requires a lot of moisture. Do to my rigorous schedule caring for my two tots', loving husband, attempting to dip into the blogging pool, and trying to maintain my household in general, my hair often gets neglected. It is not that I don't care for my curls, or don't know what products to use, but I don't always have the time.
|Day Before my BC|
Another factor that I believe contributed to my hair lose is the birth of my two children. I don't know the technical terminology for the amount of hair that you loose after having a baby. But I do know that when most women, like myself are pregnant they loose less hair due to certain hormones, and after baby its all over. Castor Oil and Vitamin E capsules are about to become my best friends.
The choice to cut off my hair wasn't a spur of the moment thing, I had been debating it for months. This is definitely a new adventure, as I can no longer hide behind my curls. All of me is on full display. The Big Chop(BC) has definitely made me more adventurous as far as my clothing options are concerned, and my creative juices are flowing on the regular. I'm lovin' my Teeny Weeny Afro(TWA) can't wait to see what we do next.
|Day after my BC|
Peace, Love, and Freedom
Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks