Pictures from month 11 of my first big chop. These were originally posted in June of 2006.
After wearing a twist-out for a little over a week, it was time for a wash and a change of style. .I brushed my hair further back for a slightly lowered puff. I used water and aloe vera gel to slick it down, then tied it down with a silk scarf. The accessory that you see around the puff is actually a necklace made of stones.
Here’s a side view of the puff to show that it is slightly lower than my normal puffs. This style was inspired by Nachural.
Here’s a front view, although you cannot see the puff as well.
After twisting and trimming my hair, and wearing two-strand twists for five days, I separated the twists and created single strand twists.
For some reason, the single strand twists look shinier than my two strand twists. I really like this look.
Here’s a picture showing what the single strands look like when stretched out. I’m very close to my one year nappiversary and loving the length that I’ve achieved.
Here’s another experiment with hair accessories. This is a old hair clip that I always loved, but could not wear after I chopped my relaxed hair. I clipped it to the elastic holding my puff.
This is just another picture of the clip and puff.
Here, I tried to get a closer view, but it does not seem any closer than the other pictures
This is a back view of my mom’s hair. My mom always believed that her hair was very thin. As soon as she went natural (one month after I did), she discovered that her hair is not thin at all. It is very soft and curly though. She likes to keep her hair at this length. I think it looks gorgeous.
Here’s a picture of my mom and I together. Aren’t we naturally cute together?