My Unexpected Natural Hair Journey

This my first time starting a blog about my journey. One of my besties, has always encourage me to write my story because it is a testimony. January 5th, a good friend encourage me to document this new hair journey. Here is my hair story:
2009 proved to be an unexpected rollercoaster in my life. After two surgeries, my diagnoses of 2nd stage Thyroid cancer came September 17, 2009. My first thought was to laugh in disbelief and then sob to no end. My faith had to kick in more than ever.
My hair journey began from this point. Due to the anesthesia and radiation treatment, the texture of my hair change tremendously. I am truly thankful of not going through chemo. However, the radiation treatment thinned out my hair. I have always kept a healthy head of hair. This was very depressing despite all the support I have. I tried braids and weaves to camouflage my looks. My last relaxer was August 10, 2009.... I found myself to be so dependent on getting a relaxer. 5 months later....along with the sadly thin strands, I decided to let it go. I have previously toggle with going natural but after seeing the toll on my hair...the decision was made. I am now growing into myself and appreciating my beauty.
2010- I will win this battle and rock this hair natural <like the sound of it> My God, family and friends are my rock through this journey
My praise and belief has truly grown stronger in this journey....16868_393424925037_760010037_10533998_8340381_a

21 comments:

  1. You are beautiful sista! Keep the faith

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  2. I had an Unexpected (But Much Needed) Natural Hair Journey myself. You will be victorious!!! I can't wait to hear more about your health and hair healing. Be Blessed!!!

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  3. God is truly a healer! Keep the faith and keep fighting. The battle has already been won. Rock on!

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  4. I too had a unexpected journey to natural hair after being diagnosed with breast cancer!! God is GOOD!!!!!

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  5. God is awesome; stand firm on his word and know HE heals!!

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  6. Weird, how we pay so much attention to(dead matter) our hair, though the hair crowning your head may be curly, kinky, wavey,streight, short or long.It shine due to what's inside your head, You're articulate, do keep writing.

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  7. I HAVE THE SAME LOOK..DUE TO ILLNESS BUT I ALSO GOT MY THANK GOD FOR KEEPING ME..HAIR IS WHAT I THOUGHT I HAD TO HAVE BUT, GOD IS WHAT NEED...BY HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED ...SHORT HAIR AND ALL!!!

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  8. Keep the faith my sister! Love the natural look and can't wait to hear from you again. Be Blessed

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  9. You are still a strong black woman that is very beautiful inside and out gurl...

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  10. Grace be with you. I had my thyroid removed for the same reason March 2009. I'm currently going natural. Haven't had relaxer since July and my hair really need to be chopped. I decided to wait intil spring to do the twa, and it's on from there. What type of therapy are you on. And so you take a multi-vitamin? I'm still tried, but I guess I will feel better soon. I really think, from what I;ve been reading, that I need some T3. My next doctors visit, I'm going to request T3.

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  11. Hey woman, its me, your sister. God is Good and he knows your everything. I so appreciate your testimony. For he knows the plans he has for you, plans to prosper you and make you whole. He is so good, Real Good.

    Blessings to you Beautiful!

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  12. this is beautiful! my mom went through a similar situation (with breast cancer & chemo)& her natural hair was beautiful!
    God is the Master Physician ~ He's got you in his hands :-)

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  13. Stay strong,sis! i you are in my prayers! I am transitioning from a relaxer to natural. Tough but sticking to it. I am fallin inlove with my natural waves.

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  14. My blessings are with you, you are beautiful inside and out......I have been through some issues with my health also. My faith, family and friends have brought me through. I BC in late august, my hair is growing back healthy with the regiment I am doing. co-wash, daily cond. raw shea butter and virgin olive oil: moisturize daily and shampoo monthly with biotin shampoo. I changed my eating habits no fried foods, or beef, more water intake and more fruits and veg; flax seed, multi-vit. x-vit.C. and apple-cider vinegar pills on a daily basis. It takes plenty of work but you are so worth it....

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  15. Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the compliments. It been a little over a month and I love it. I have update pics... Even though all days are not so good....I am continuing to have a strong will and faith in God.

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  16. You are beautiful! Love the hair do on you. Stay strong in the Lord...He sent His word and it healed them all! Claim your healing and watch God bring it to past!

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  17. Bless you, my sister! You are beautiful because you know Him! Keep trusting God for all things and He will surely bring your total and complete healing to pass! I love you with the love of the Lord, Jesus Christ! Be ecouraged and stay strong....

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  18. Life is strange, we are always wondering why we are suffering, I want you to know that God knows your struggle and what he puts us through we can handle it. I feel sad that you have an illiness that you cannot control, however, you can control your diet by eating more fruits and vegetables, and keep stress out of your life,continue to have faith in God, try to attend a church services as much as possible it lift's your spirit also, once you go natural it feels like a lift of burden has been lifted.

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  19. Please visit this anti-cancer site. www.cancernomore.com
    I will be happy to send u the book for free. Just email me. (westindianwriter@yahoo.com)
    I am glad that you are well again.

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