It’s been three years and three months since I stopped chemically processing my hair. I have not regrets. I feel fabulously FREE in that regard. In all that time my personal experience has been:

  • Only do the big chop (BC) when you are certain you are ready to let go of your old hair ways
  • Less is more: good hair products and as little hair manipulation as possible goes a long way for growth
  • Do trim your ends from time to time (its recommended every 6-8 wks, but I do twice per year) 
  • Pre-poos are great to preventing excess loss of the hair’s natural oils and improving the hairs flexibility (swish swish)
  • Keeping hair and scalp moisturized improves the hair condition and there is less frizz.
  • Hair may shed after pregnancy due to changes in hormones (more info here)

The last point above is true for me.  When Angelo was three months, I noticed my hair began to shed. I was not alarmed as I knew it would settle in time.  I expected the same once Valentian was born but this time around its more intense. My hair line is mess and I’ve got two bald spots by my temples, not very attractive. I finally to the chance to visit my hairdresser for a much needed treatment and a trim. Its not an attractive process but it works. 

Prepped and ready for steam

Rinsed and trimmed

Protective style corn-rowed front & two strand twist back

I felt much better for having it done. Sorry, but I was remiss in asking what treatment was used on hair, but it was styled with products from the Keracare Natural Textures Range. Fingers crossed by the end of the year the shedding would have stopped. I’m also taking an after pregnancy supplement to support ‘healing’. For more pics of my journey click HERE and my natural hair musings visit this page.

Are you a nautralista? What was the best thing about going natural  Did your hair change during or after pregnancy? If so, how? I’d love to hear your story.


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