During my Sophomore year of college, I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair. Before this time, I'd never seen my natural hair (except for the 'new growth' that is the enemy to relaxed hair.) Of course, I'd seen natural hair on other women, but considered it a really 'radical' thing to do. (chuckles and shakes head at my thoughts from back in the day)
So, Sophomore year was a serious time for me because it was the very first time that I saw my actual hair-- without straightening chemicals. I was in awe and I literally looked in the mirror for about 10 minutes straight, pulling little strands here and there, viewing it from different angles and simple admiring what God gave me.