Hi There!

Welcome to my blog! This space has been used over the past several years to document mainly my natural hair journey and several different aspects of my life such as spiritual matters, my jewelry design, and parenting. I will from time to time post on this blog but my newly revamped blog can be found at BeautifullyCurled.com. Here you will find much recent updates about my hair journey along with my daughter's and so much more. Hope you will come by and visit and thanks for stopping by this blog. Be blessed. -Kris

Started Over from Ground Zero: My Confessional Update

I give mad props to bloggers who actually blog consistently over a long period of time. It pretty much boils down to priorities, and honestly, blogging about my hair journey just has not been one of those urgent top 5 (or better yet top 50) priorities over the past year now. Sometimes a break is good. I make no apologies for that. What matters is that I found enough motivation to come back and blow away a little dust for a hair update.

So my confession as one can see is that I (well my husband) cut all my hair off my head.  One of my major hair goals was (still is...) to grow my hair to waist length mainly through protective styling. I was short of 3-4 inches before I grew tired. Tired of dealing with the long detangling sessions in the shower; tired of hours upon hours (avg 6-8 hrs) spent twisting my hair into protective styles; tired of struggling with my episodes of trichotillomania (will expound more in a later post) when life got stressful thus hindering my goals. I just got weary stressing over something I mainly considered "just hair". All of this while learning how to properly style and manage my daughter's hair, which requires different techniques due to her very soft, fine, and tighter texture (totally opposite from my course, wiry, and looser texture). All of this while living life.

For the sake of my sanity, something had to give.

Hair should never be a stressor for anyone, and for someone who is already anxiety ridden, I did not need another addition to my list. Don't give me wrong, I love long natural hair. However, I decided at my current stage of my life, simplicity reigned over my hair goals hands down.  Therefore, I had no qualms about clipping all my hair off last November to the lowest it has ever been EVER (I was born with a head full of hair).  I will post more in detail about my low cut experience in a later post but will sum it up as: LIBERATING. To top it off, my husband was so supportive and thought I was so beautiful. ::Aw::

The above picture was taken at the beginning of January and was the last time my hair was cut low. Currently growing back, I am truly enjoying this phase of my hair journey. I have had time to focus on my goals and on top of that, have learned how to cornrow my daughter's hair where it is presentable outside the home! I will eventually post a style gallery of her hairstyles on my blog. Until then, you can check me out on instagram (kocason12) for pictures of hairstyles I have done on her hair so far. Her hair is thriving, and I am thrilled to have a very efficient routine established for her that has been working for over a year now.

So what about my progress? I will let the picture speak for itself...

All smiles!

Be You. Be Blessed...