June 14, 2010

New Naturalista: My MOM...

So this is my mom...

 This picture was taken back in Spring 2008...
As you can see my mother had a beautiful head of relaxed gray hair...

Fast forward to Winter 2008...
My mother's hair started to fall out...
Her scalp got really itchy and her hair began to thin out...

So she began to consider the idea of cutting back/out on the relaxers...
Because...
thinner hair + relaxer = shiny scalp

I got home from college and saw what was going on and then I also suggested  the idea of her cutting out relaxers...
It took about 6 months of me convincing her and her thinking about it to stop relaxing...

My mother started to transition in October 2009...
So it's been 9-ish months...

For awhile there she was intent on keep her relaxed ends...
But that can be hard to maintain...

So in April 2010...
I did a half chop...
I cut the back of her hair all the way down to the new growth...
You can still see the relaxed ends in the front...
But the back is very tightly coiled...
This was what it looked like after I worked my flat iron magic...

So that was fine for a while until my mother finally got fed up with the relaxed ends all together and we did a whole big chop in May 2010...
So this is my mother taken just a few weeks ago...
With a really cute TWA...
She's been transitioning/natural going on 8 months...
And even though she's old school and thinks her hair is too nappy...
she/we are working with it...
And I think it's cute...
 

So yeah...That's my mom the newly naturalista...

3 comments:

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

Gorgeous! Love the nail color on your Mom's nails too!

http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog

Confessions Of A Diva! said...

Wow, you mom is super duper beautiful!!

**Star said...

Thanks Girls...I'm sure she would appreciate the love...