I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

My One Year Nappiversary

Hey Guys,

Today April 17, 2010 is my 1 year Nappiversary and I am soo excited. I cant believe that a full year has passed since I did my Big Chop (BC).

I transitioned for all of maybe 3 and a half months ....

Then I just grew really impatient and got it all cut off !!!!

Picking up my permed ends right after my BC

Month 3
I loved wearing my hair short!!!!! I was convinced that I was a lot of hot stuff.. lol

Month 5

Month 8

Month 12

Month 5
Month 7

Month 9

Month 12
My hair can fit in a ponytail now...

My Teeny Weeny Afro!!!

I can't believe that my hair has grown so much.... It has not always been easy though. I remember once during this past year , I had kinky twists in my hair for about a month, and a half, by the time I took them out, my hair had started to lock at the roots...!!! (Insert my panic face here). 3 hours, 2 bucket full of tears and 2 fist full of hair later I was headed to the store to buy a box of perm. I eventually calmed myself down by looking at pictures of natural haired women, and I decided to give it another go. It has been a wonderful year with its ups and lots of downs but I am grateful that 1 year later it has definitely payed off and my hair is healthy, thick,  and growing strong.... Looking forward to the next year of my natural hair journey... :)

Bella Joya 


  1. u've got pretty pretty healthy hair. how is it that you can fit your hair in a pony and i can't? eh eh

  2. Girl!!!!! its a very loose ponytail..lol
    and its on dry stretched out hair...
    I've been watching your hair, and it looks good