Monday, December 28, 2009


Before I did my BC, I tried transitioning!  I didn't really transition well because I hated doing my hair.  After years of extentions (fake hair), I actually had to wake up and try to do something with my real hair.  Well, here are some photos of my transition. 

To the right is a fake afro achieved by the picture above: bantu knots(I'll show you later how to do them).

My hair is just bobby pinned to the middle.

Notice, lack of effort.

NOW, FOR THE BC!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't like transitioning at all!  It required wayyyyyyyy to much effort.  I did the BC, on my own (with some assistance and encouragement from my husband) on a whim, with 15 minutes to spare before we left for a wedding.  I didn't cry like most girls do after their BC (probably the lack of time).  But I did feel that I looked like a boy.  Thank goodness for makeup and big earrings!  Now, I love my afro and I can't believe I waited for so long to just chop off my broken hair.  I always thought that length=beauty.  Well, I was wrong!  It never worth it to hold on to broken, damaged hair, no matter how long of hair a person has.  It's freeing to be natural.  And if you ask my husband, he'll tell you it's a lot less expensive! Although, now, instead of paying for extentions, I'm paying for hair products.  I've become a product junkie! 
Next Post: Products to use for healthy, natural hair!


  1. Erica - love this and super excited that you're doing this. Post any tips you have for boy hair too! Looking forward to following your blog.

  2. Ps I'll pass this blog on to my friends adopting from Rwanda. What a great resource.

  3. Susie, Hi! I'm so excited for you and your family! I would love to see this little boy, Charlie, right? Yes, pass it along. I'll start adding some tips for you for boys too. The things I use on the girl's hair can be used on his hair, when he is a bit older. Is he a baby? Well, we're praying for you and your family. Congrats!!!