02/26/2013 01:19 pm ET

It Happened To Me Contest Entry: Shaving My Head Helped Me Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder

All journeys have a definite starting and stopping point, so where exactly does a natural hair journey take someone? For me, it was down a road to self-discovery.

For years prior to my decision to go natural, I had been in a very complicated relationship with my hair. We’d been through breakups, makeups, and a little bit of everything in between. I think it’s safe to say that what we had was a love hate kind of deal, but mostly hate.

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