Natural Hair Odyssey

5 Jan

For the past 4 years I’ve enjoyed being natural. I started my journey in January 2012. I’ve learned much about myself, my hair, and the hair industry in general. I’ve suffered no lack of creativity in hairstyles. Indeed, I’ve found my natural hair can be even more versatile than I’d ever imagined.


For 2016, I’ve decided to rock a short straight cut. To do this, I elected to go back to a relaxer. One thing I’ve learned from wearing a super short ‘fro in 2014 is that it’s just hair. I can grow it, color it, straighten it, curl it, slick it, blow dry it, be natural, be relaxed, cut it off, and start all over again. It’s my prerogative. No matter how I’ve worn my hair, my favorite product has been Wen. Natural or relaxed, it just works for me.


Here’s my new ‘do and my Natural Hair Odyssey in hair in review.



Oct 2012 (me and hubby parasailing in St. Thomas)

march 2013

March 2013


Oct 2013

October 2013

feb 2013

2014 (still natural, just pressed & flat ironed)



June 2014

June 2014

aug 2014

Aug 2014 (hubby chopped it all off for me in time for the cruise)

Oct 2014

Oct 2014 (not fried, but died and laid to the side)


January 2016



2 Responses to “Natural Hair Odyssey”

  1. Janielle Boncy May 25, 2016 at 2:41 am #

    I love your hair pictorial.😍 I’m Team Short Hair, so I love the new cut, but you looked great in all the pics.

    • chantarandblog May 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks Janielle! Team Short Hair is a lot of work, but definitely more fun.

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