No-Lye 1 Year Anniversary

As I sit back and reflect on my natural hair journey so far it amazes me how time can pass us by. Today (June 21, 2015), makes a year since I have had my last perm and it makes me excited for the years to come. Although I am still dealing with two different textures because I didn’t big chop I can see the progress my hair has made. Throughout my transition thus far I only straightened my hair about once so I haven’t been able to do a proper length check but here are some pictures that can show a little. I cut my hair in November because it was damaged in the back and I wanted it all to be the same length.


I started taking my journey seriously in October and decided to cut down on heat. The only time I will blow dry my hair is if I am getting a protective style put in. Deciding to go natural has been one of the best choices I have made in the past year. It has allowed me to learn more about myself and about my hair as well. I was getting perms since I was 11 and at 21 I have so much more to learn.

You have to have patience when beginning to transition, I had to learn the hard way that what works for someone else will not necessarily work for me. It is very easy to become a product junkie and at times you will see that what works for your natural hair doesn’t work on your relaxed. I have times where I am tempted to cut all of my relaxed hair off but I force myself to be patient (although I think it is something I will be doing in the near future). Weighing the pros and cons of going natural is also something to consider, there was a time where I weakened and straightened my hair because my braid out wasn’t a success. There will be bad hair days, and some great but you have to work with what you can get and remember that patience is key. It is definitely a commitment and at times, time consuming but it’s worth it. I’ve found that rolling my hair at night gives me time to think and reflect on things that I wouldn’t necessarily think about if I was using my time doing something else. I am happy with the decision I have made and can’t wait to see where I am at with my journey this time next year. I can’t wait to update you guys.

Previous Post about my Hair Journey:

Thanks for reading, Be Blessed & Stay Humble.

Here are some of my fave turn outs and protective styles.


 I am still fundraising for my study abroad journey to Rome, Italy as well. With time ticking down I can use the extra support. If you are interested in learning more about my trip and the benefits of me going you can check out my GoFundMe page

Published by breyanaa

If given the chance, everyone has a story to tell. My name is Breyana I'jae, I am a 25 year old Temple University Psychology graduate, blogger, visionary, artist, creator, self published author, mama, jack of all trades, and lover of many things. 
When I first started this blog in 2013 my goal was to share My Story in hopes of inspiring someone else, I didn't know where it would go, how people would perceive it or what to really do, I just know I lived by the motto, Uplift, Empower, & Inspire.

While those goals still remain my blog will now be a place to promote self-love and self-care but that's not all. Come take a look to see what it offers.

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