another Newbie

JwalkJwalk Posts: 60Registered Users
Hello there fellow curlies! My name is Jessica, I am 30 yrs old and I am a stay at home mom and a US Navy wife currently stationed in Japan. I used to have beautiful curls when I was younger and then started to straighten them out. When i would try to go Natural again my curls were very ugly and not uniformed at all so I kept straightening for years and years.
in 2006 I got married and had a baby and then we moved to Japan. Moving to Japan meant that I would not be working anymore. I decided then to go ahead and get a perm so that I could get my curls nice and uniform again so that I could move to Japan with nice curly hair so that I wouldn't have to waste time straightening all the time. Being in Japan since 2006 I started to let my hair grow out and my curls grew out so beautifully and now I am totally in love with my nice curls. I started to slowly phase out Shampoo after talking to some other curly friends.
I am currently on a nice long vacation here in San Diego, California so I decided to get a nice color and cut...BAD IDEA!!! my curls are all yucky again..BLAH. I made an appointment with a nice lady who has received good reviews from this site. I called and asked for her advice on whether or not to go ahead and get a perm but she promptly told me "NO WAY". I made a consultation with her. My appointment is next week and I will be waiting in self loathing until then.
Other than that, I am sure to be lurking these forums and this site a whole lot more often.
CG as of 9/19/08
Currently using: Suave Naturals for Co-washing, Giovanni DLI, RE:Coil, BRHG, JCN&S. Microfiber towel to blot dry and Curl Ease to plop. Pixiecurl diffusing.


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,437Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Hi Jwalk! What an interesting story. I hope the appt w/ the new stylist goes well. She'll help you get back on track, I'm sure.

    We're glad you've joined NC and look forward to hearing more about your hair journey!

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!