So I will be writing topics on natural hair and skin care tips and advice leading up to the main event: Loc Appreciation Day, June 28th, where I will be sharing tips on loc’s, products to use and healthy cooking and so much more, I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun! Well, I’m writing this post in honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, Check it out!
In 2009 when I made the leap to go natural and cut my hair it was a BIG, HUGE change in my life. At the time my husband was deployed when I made the change, I didn’t really talk to him about it, so when he came home, he was VERY surprised! This Father’s Day , I want to share tips on how to help your spouse to transition with you. During this father’s day, let’s consider his thoughts on how he feels on the subject! When I FINALLY spoke to my husband about it, here are the tips he wished I shared with him before I made a drastic change.
transition means the process or a period of changing from one state. You and your spouse are living life together and making these changes are important to him to, just as much as it is to you.
- Communication– Communicating to your spouse is key. You want to express how you feel or what your feeling. Talk to your spouse about why you want to go natural before you start your transition! It may help make the changes easier.
- Educate Educating your spouse is additional to the detailing communication you may have to share. The process, what you may have to do, the money it will cost both of you and/or the money you guys will save.
- Wait for their response– After communicating how/what you are feeling, educating them on how you will go about transitioning and how much money it will cost, wait and see what they would have to say. When my husband came back from deployment and saw my changes he was like: “WOW!” asked me why and I shared my reasons and he said “OK!” It was an okay to, “I still love you no matter what you look like!” But when I made the changes, he had to get used to the “New Me” He wasn’t complaining but it was different for him. My husband handle’s changes as they come and instead of me preparing him before hand, he would have been prepared and ready for anything.
Also share with him resources, books, sit with him and go through internet site’s that talk about hair transition, and watch YouTube videos, this has really helped me a lot!
I hope these tips helped and I want to know if you shared with your spouse about the “Big Chop” and how did they take it?
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