Hola! Well, time is flying and I am coming up on 2 years natural (Oct 12th to be exact), I have been reflecting a lot on different stages I have gone through since my transition days back in 2008. The first phase—transition, was filled with fear and excitement all rolled into one. During that time I was experimenting like crazy with styles, products and CUTTING my hair every week! It was fun yet I really didn’t know what I was doing , as I continued to research and do what I thought was best for my hair at that time. The second phase—new natural, I felt relieved that the relaxed ends were gone but a bit more frustrated as what to do with this new head of hair. As time went by I learned to listen to my hair and continued on in bliss, loving every strand of my curlz. Now in the third phase—I feel as if I am coming down off of my natural high; I am not trying every new product, style and only cut when I see fairy knots. Don’t get my wrong I love being natural but the excitement that I see some new naturals have with BC’ing, products or being able to rock a puff for the first time is gone. Sucks because I miss those days of not knowing what my hair is going to do next. Now, although I still get surprised, I pretty much can guess how my hair is going to react to the humidity, different styles, and products.