Of course I went to YouTube before cutting and learned a few things.
1) Cut your hair with conditioner on it
2) Use hair scissors, not regular scissors.
3) Just Do It
So I sat in the bathroom mirror, turned Beyonce's "Grown Woman" on repeat and after 9 months of transitioning I started to cut the last few inches of permed hair I had left. . If I was more patient I would have had a professional do it or at lease have someone help me because I had a lot of stray hairs when I was done but I got the job done all by myself. I honestly couldn't be happier with my hair. I feel proud and beautiful. I don't have to worry about paying someone to do it or making an appointment. I do it all myself, I am completely in control of my own appearance and beauty. I felt powerful after I cut my hair and every time I walk into a room I feel like I'm wearing a crown. I wanted to cut my hair back in December but I was listening to the negative comments and thoughts of others but at the end of the day I know that it is just hair and most importantly it is MY hair and no one else's.
In the beginning of my journey I thought I would never be the type of natural girl to wear an Afro or Twists. I thought I would transition long term and wear my hair straight but over time I had a change of heart. I blame it on all the Natural YT gurus, natural hair Instagram and tumblr accounts and not to mention the O so helpful natural hair websites.
The next step in my journey is to learn my hair texture and which products are best to use on my curl pattern to promote moisture and growth. I can't wait to see how much new growth I have by this time next year.