Revelation of the BC
I had wanted to transition for years, but was afraid to deal with my own hair and issues. But I started my journey last July and by November, I had a few inches of new growth and then I started the journey of crochet.
Well after the first crochet and knowing how to do my hair, I simply washed it; What I was not ready for was the matted hair between the new growth and chemical, which scared the life out of me. I did this a few times, and today I did the big chop, because I was tired of fighting and knot today issues of trying to unkink my chemically processed hair.
The natural hair had no problems being combed. The revelation was: Stop carrying around the dead stuff.
I felt my freedom while I was cutting. Then, I heard in one of my ears, you know such and such don't like unstraightened hair; needless to say, it's done, and I feel lighter. I thought of blow drying just to cut even for my round face. But hey, I feel good and that's all that matters. Now it's time to start removing other dead things from my life.
Here's to the big chop. Sadly, I'm over 40 now and I'm good now.