By: Cipriana Quann
Photos: Joey Rosado
Two different textures, two different states of mind. I would love to tell you that my transition period was one of complete love — a journey I was excited to embark upon. Like a butterfly in the midst of shedding its cocoon… but I was still very much in the caterpillar stage, inching and struggling my way to an unknown state of transformation from hate to love.
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Transitioning was difficult for me because I expected something completely different than the kinky textured strands that sprouted from my head.
It had been years since I had seen my natural texture, and the day I decided to go natural, I knew I needed to baby step my way through the process, versus doing the big chop. Yet transitioning was still in my face, a startling contrast of my past and present, physically materialized simultaneously.
Determined to stick to my guns, I refused to turn back, partially because I was tired of…to view the full article of “Learning To Love What You Dislike About Your Hair” at Essence.com click here
As part of Essence’s newly enhanced and revamped hair channel that launched May 8th, I will have a weekly article on Essence.com, sharing tips, a bit of hairtherapy and my own personal journey. ‘Learning To Love What You Dislike About Your Hair’ is my first article with Essence.