After seeing her big, beautiful mane, I was determined to get that hair. Only thing….I wasn’t sure what my hair texture was anymore. So I decided to let the relaxer grow out a bit and began to see some nice wave formations. I let it grow for about a year and a half and then I cut the remaining relaxer off…..let the journey begin. Although I don’t have Joan’s hair, I love my own hair! In the beginning there wasn’t a deep, philosophical meaning to me going natural, but over time, I feel as if I’ve become more free and expressive. My confidence has grown, which it has to when when you’re walking around with enormous hair!