Describe yourself in 100 words or less.
My name is Carlisa. I’m 16 years old. I’m very outgoing,bubbly and different. I love reading! I love my hair and the whole world knows it. I love God and make an effort to follow Him :).
What prompted your decision to go natural?
I decided to go natural because I would feel my new growth and loved the texture. I became curious and did research.
How long did you transition before you big chopped?
I transitioned for 5 1/2 months.
When and how did you big chop?
I big chopped on January 23, 2011. I went to Sally’s, bought some butterfly clips and shears. I went in my bathroom and simply began cutting. My best friend helped me in the back. I never looked back :).
How did you feel immediately before and immediately after your big chop?
I was a little nervous while I was cutting, but I was giggling and excited. After my BC, I know it sounds cliché, but I felt so liberated! I loved my hair, I washed my hair and took pictures.
How do you feel now?
I am still very much “in love” with my hair.
What is your current regimen? Go to products?
- Twist my hair into medium-sized twists, take one down, add a little Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (blue bottle; old formula) and detangle with a knock-off Denman I purchased for $1 at Walgreens. Then, I re-twist and repeat with my entire head.
- Sleep with a satin bonnet and rinse the condish out in the morning.
- Shampoo and condition in twists; rinse.
- Take one twist down, add Eco Styler Gel (argan oil; red top) and coconut oil.
- Re-twist and sleep with a satin bonnet.
For the next couple of days, I’ll keep my hair wrapped in a turban with the front out. I either pin the front twists like a side bang, or untwist and pin them. On the day before wash day I’ll rock a twist out and then repeat.
My go to products are: Hello Hydration, Aussie Moist, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Eco Styler gel and coconut oil.
What are your hair plans/goals?
When I first BC’d, my hair was only about a couple of inches long. I’m not sure how many, but you can judge by the pictures. But now, I am at armpit length and my next goal is bra strap length :).
Do you have a hair crush? If so, who and why?
Yes, stayrosey.tumblr.com! Her hair is absolutely beautiful 🙂
Who is your favorite natural blogger, YouTuber and/or Fotkier and why?
I love the blackgirllonghair blog, and CurlyNikki. BGLH has a lot of resources and has so many posts to go through. I find myself on their just about everyday *lol*. And CurlyNikki is very funny! Her blog was the first natural hair blog I went to for my transition. Gia is so cute!
Anything else that you would like to add?
I love being natural, and wish I went natural sooner!