Describe yourself in 20 words or less.
I’m a goofy, crazy, energetic person. I’m a mom, a wife and a twin.
How long have you been natural and why did you chose to go natural?
I’ve been natural since 2008. I chose to go natural because I didn’t feel like going to the hair salon and sitting there All day to get my hair fried, dyed and laid to the side.
Did you transition or big chop?
I transitioned and mini chopped. Once my hair got to a certain length, I cut off the perm.
What is/was your biggest hair challenge/obstacle? How did you overcome it or what are you doing now to try to address the problem?
Trying to find a hairstyle to fit ‘ME.’ I’m not trying to be “power to the people” or “Rasta gurl.” I’m just trying to be me. I experiment with different styles through trail and error. Also, my hair is a mixture of 2b on top and 3c underneath. It is very frizzy and doesn’t retain shine very well. When it dries, the back is way shorter than the front. Still working on those challenges.
What do you love most about your natural hair and/or about being natural?
Well, this may sound cliché, but I was always classified as having “good hair.” I didn’t really need perms, I just got them so my hair could appear less frizzy and long. I always got “you’re mixed with something aren’t you?”
What is your current regimen? Has it changed in any major way since you first went natural?
I deep condition once a week with Shea Moisture Repair Mask, shampoo once a week with Shea Moisture Hibiscus Shampoo, co-wash twice a week (depending on my gym routine) with Herbal Essences (HE) Hydralicious Conditioner, oil and seal with Jamaican castor oil, olive oil, and vatika oil and 2 strand twist and curl.
What are your Holy Grail and staple products?
I love Shea Moisture, it works well for me. Also, I like HE Hydralicious conditioner, HE Curl Envy Mousse, Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream, olive oil, Jamaican black castor oil and Vatika oil.
What is your “go to” style? Do you wear protective and/or low manipulation styles? If so, how often and why?
I often do twist and curls, because that is the only thing that seems to look right when I’m trying to be cute. LOL. I try not to keep my hair out too much because it is a tangled, frizzy mess.
How often do you cut/trim your hair? How do you cut it (salon, DIY, straight, curly, in twists)?
I havent been to the salon in “got” knows when. I trim maybe once every 6 months. I just go to the local beauty school for the trim (it’s cheap).
Has going natural impacted other areas of your life (i.e. health & fitness, style, environmental consciousness, etc.?) If so, how and in what ways has it affected your lifestyle?
It has made me more aware of the domino effect within my body: Healthy body, healthy hair, healthy life. What I put in is what I get out.
Do you have a “hair crush?” If so, who?
You and Nikki are my hair crushes. I follow you like a cult (just kidding).
Who do you follow online (i.e. blog/website, Youtube, Fotki, etc.)?
Where can we find you online?
What advice would you give someone who is contemplating going natural and/or becoming discouraged with their natural journey?
Do your research and make sure the decision is right for you.
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