Saturday, May 30, 2009

Good Afternoon!!

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm LaToya. It is a VERY pretty day outside today! :) I'm here to share what's going on in my life and chat mainly about my hair, books, and being vegetarian. I don't think that is too much to talk about? Is it? Well, I hope that maybe in some way I am of positive influence in your life. So I'm going to tell you a bit about myself. I'm going to try & post pics as well.

First off, I've been natural for about 6 months! :) So excited! My last relaxer was 8/10/08. To be honest, I never really considered going natural but I lost my best friend to a cancer battle and that changed my entire life. Literally. I was so confused & lost at that time. I learned from that experience and it also sparked my interest in health. In the area of the state that I lived in at the time it was a drive to go & get a touch up every 6 weeks and I remember being fed up because I went out there 2 consecutive trips, only to find myself disappointed. So that stylist hasn't seen me since. I tried for a few months afterward to do my hair myself. Well, you know where I am going with this, so 8/10 was the last relaxer I had. I knew that one was going to be the last one. OK, so..what now? I'm a licensed stylist so keeping my hair styled wouldn't be a problem. At first, it was flat iron and blow dry to get the textures to blend. That worked for a few weeks. Then, by the time November rolled around, I was really frustrated with my hair!! It was breaking (fully aware) and I was at the point that I had to get it cut. I wasn't going back. So, after 3 different stylists because no one wanted to cut my hair, I was finally relieved! Now, I have no hair so what am I going to do? Well, I went to Sally's and bought headbands, thinking I was going to be cute, well, not exactly. Especially when you don't have enough hair to push back! I didn't care! I rocked the bands anyway. It's just hair! And I knew that it would be a lot easier for me to work with my own texture of hair and it has been the best experience!!! So I am going to share a few pictures with you (cross my fingers that they post) & I'm new to this so if you have any comments or suggestions, please, let me know!!