Just don't do it! Why you ask? Well...first off, scanning through old pictures of your hair allows you to see the rough beginnings of where your hair journey all began. You're able to stroll down memory lane and distinctively recall all the wrong things you were doing to your hair - I remember it like yesterday i.e. using heat on dirty hair, relaxing from root to tip, deep conditioning once in a blue moon..the list continues!
Second of all, and most importantly, being able to look back and see the transformation that took place, from then 'till now, truly allows you to understand and appreciate all that you've learned, including the struggles and the milestones. My mindset and perspective towards my hair was nothing compared to what it is now. Looking back, there's been a multitude of transformations.
Thirdly, you're able to encourage and inspire other people who are about to embark on a journey to pursue healthier hair. Your beginning may also be similar to someone elses beginning, allowing other people to relate to your journey. Little do you know, your trials and errors are resources!
From experience, I can't stress enough how vital it is to take hair pictures throughout your hair journey - I don't know what I would do if I didn't. Not only does it help with seeing how far you've come, in terms of length, but also how much knowledge you've gained to reach your goal length over the years.
I embrace my past and I'm not afraid to share it. I think it's liberating and if I'm able to help other people along the way, it's a blessing. A few Hairlistas have asked me to share more photos from the beginning of my hair journey and that's exactly what I'll do :)
What do you think about embracing your past and where you began in your hair journey? Do you often reflect on where you came from? Has it helped others along the way? Share :)