1 Year of Natural Hair

Tomorrow is my Natural Hair Anniversary and I can’t believe that it’s been a year already. Doing the Big Chop and embracing my natural hair has been the best thing that I could have done for my hair. It hasn’t been this healthy or strong in a very long time. No more super dry, itchy scalp. No more breakage. No more random bald patches. Just healthy, flowing and growing hair. After four haircuts and one year, I’m still loving my natural hair. Here’s an overview of my first year with natural hair in pictures. Enjoy!

GlamMzMore Big Chop

January 2015

The Big Chop

I got my hair tapered later that day.

Brush coils Tapered TWA

February 2015

Tapered Cut (few weeks old) and Brush Coils

Check out my The Big Chop & How I Style My TWA Tutorial

Finger Coils Tapered TWA

March 2015

 Finger Coils

Check out my Finger Coils Tutorial

Finger Coils Tapered TWA

April 2015

Fresh Finger Coils

Finger Shingles Tapered TWA

May 2015

Finger Shingles

Check out my Shingling Method on TWA Tutorial

Finger shingles Tapered TWA

June 2015

Fresh Taper Cut and Finger Shingles

This was my first time doing my own Tapered Cut and I never looked back.

Finger Coil Out Tapered TWA

July 2015

Finger Coil Out (Finger Coils pulled apart.)

High Top Tapered TWA

August 2015

Picked Out Flat-Twist Out

Chunky Twist Out Tapered TWA

September 2015

Chunky Twist Out

Check out my Twist Out on Tapered TWA Tutorial

Wash n' Go Tapered TWA

October 2015

Fresh Tapered Cut and a Wash n’ Go

Perm Rod Set Tapered TWA

November 2015

Perm Rod Set

Check out my Perm Rod Set on Tapered TWA Tutorial

Twist Out Tapered TWA

December 2015

Shingled Twist Out

GlamMzMore Natural Hair Anniversary

January 2016

Fresh Tapered Cut and Finger Shingles

My hair has been growing out extremely fast and I believe that it’s because I don’t manipulate it too much. Most of my hairstyles last for one to two weeks. I wash, deep condition, moisturize, style and leave it be until next time. As you can see I’ve been very scissor happy. I loved me a short cut in my relaxer days and that hasn’t changed. It’s just hair it will grow back!

Are you a Naturalista? How long have you been Natural? Share in the comments!

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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25 Comments

    • Erica
      Author
      01.29.2016 / 10:40 am

      Thank you so much!

  1. Rileynak
    01.29.2016 / 1:39 pm

    Wonderful progress!!! Love all your looks but that chunky twistout is so fab!

    • Erica
      Author
      01.29.2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. Juni
    01.29.2016 / 2:17 pm

    Your style is impeccable and so inspiring. Love your updates.

    • Erica
      Author
      01.29.2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you so much!

  3. 01.29.2016 / 5:37 pm

    You have the perfect face for this hairstyle, it looks beautiful on you. I tried going natural but I just couldn’t deal. My hair is super fine and thin, when I went natural it was like a cotton ball sitting on top of my head. It will barely hold a curl of any type, I wish I had normal thick-coarse-black girl hair.

    • Erica
      Author
      01.30.2016 / 1:44 am

      Thank you so much hun. I wish you would have waited it out a bit. When I first did the big chop it took months for my natural curl pattern to really pop. Some ppl believe that this is because the hair that grows out after the big chop is scab hair that is still damaged from the relaxer. I believe that this was the case for me and maybe could have been the case for you. Look out for tomorrow’s post as you may find it to be very helpful!

  4. Quin
    01.29.2016 / 7:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story. I recently went natural and I thought about going back to relaxing with a short pixie cut. But, after reading your amazing story, you’ve inspired me to rock my TWA. No turning back!

    BTW, your hair looks absolutely fabulous!!!

    • Erica
      Author
      01.30.2016 / 1:40 am

      Thank you so much hun. Yay for rocking your TWA. I’m sure you’re werking it. So glad that I could inspire you as that’s exactly what I’m striving to do! 🙂

  5. Kwmechelle
    01.31.2016 / 12:22 pm

    You’re an inspiration, girl! I LOVED your cut last year when you big chopped but seeing you now, a year later, just shows you were born for this. You need to find a modeling agency to work your hair in all its glory!!

    • Erica
      Author
      01.31.2016 / 7:50 pm

      Awww thank you so much!

  6. Kwmechelle
    01.31.2016 / 12:48 pm

    The growth and personal inspiration is soooo inspiring! Seeing your journey is a site to behold. Love all of your hairstyles & personal aesthetic. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It’s beautiful!!!

    • Erica
      Author
      01.31.2016 / 7:50 pm

      No problem at all hun, and again thank you so much. I appreciate that!

  7. 02.01.2016 / 7:56 am

    I love your hair!!!! and your texture is similar to mine so I’m watching to see how you style it. I tried the finger shingling method and gave up after shingling about 5 pieces – my arms were tired! LOL
    Keep up the good work!

    • Erica
      Author
      02.01.2016 / 11:24 am

      Thank you so much. Between styling my hair and others, and my heavy bags, my arms always hurt! Lol

  8. R. Wajahat
    03.02.2016 / 2:23 am

    Hi Erica,
    Just wanted to know, how many times a month or in months do you color your hair and what type of hair color and product you use?
    Be cause your color is a vibrant color if jet or blue black and I love it.

    • Erica
      Author
      03.02.2016 / 6:26 am

      Hello. I don’t color my hair, this is my natural color!

  9. 03.02.2016 / 7:30 am

    Wow your natural color is bomb!

    • Erica
      Author
      03.02.2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you!

  10. R. Wajahat
    03.03.2016 / 12:18 am

    Yes, it is very black and beautiful.

    • Erica
      Author
      03.03.2016 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you!

  11. Ora Deneen Moore
    05.18.2016 / 2:04 pm

    I love your hair and your hair style on you it fits you.
    I just started to go all natural and my hair is a mess.
    How offend do you shampoo your hair and please give me the name of some products to try. My hair is thin and I just don’t know what to do. Thanks in advance

    • Erica
      Author
      05.19.2016 / 12:50 am

      Thank you so much. I shampoo my hair every 10-14 days. To get an idea of the products I use you can start here under the natural hair section. I hope that helps!

  12. Sarah
    07.24.2016 / 12:11 am

    J’aime j’aime j’aime! !!

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