I finally did it. I stopped getting perms a little over 2 years ago and went natural. It's been quite the journey, but there are tons of women out there who've dedicated their lives to being awesome natural hair advocates and inspirations - so thankful for them.
My hair has grown about 3 inches this year and last month I finally felt like it was at a length where I'd be comfortable wearing it in a wash-and-go (just wearing it how it looks after I wash it in the shower) look for work and whatever else. I chickened out in September. But October is the month of being daring. So I did it.
Last Thursday night I washed my hair and for once I didn't straighten it. I wore my natural curls to work, and my co-workers loved it as much as I did. Great relief! Besides preventing heat damage, wearing it naturally is way easier.
I wore it curly that night and throughout the weekend. I'm planning on keeping it curly until I go to the salon this weekend for a good conditioning treatment and trim.
How I normally wear it to work and elsewhere (straightened):
How I wore it to church on Sunday:
What do you think?
And is there a style you've always wanted to rock to work/school but been a little nervous? Share!