GOC Contender #35: Kimon


And here’s the other half of the sister tag team that is Donna and Kimon;)!


Name: Kimon

I stopped relaxing my hair when I found out I was pregnant in January 2010. I continued to flat iron my hair through my transition, but wasn’t diligent with using a heat protectant. My older sister did her big chop around September 2010. She started the search for natural hair websites and blogs. She introduced me to this new information and I began to try incorporating some of it. By the beginning of 2011, I was ready to start trimming off my relaxed ends. And by June, I chopped off the last of the relaxed ends, but I still had a lot of heat damage. I still used heat to straighten my hair, but was more aware of using a heat protectant. By August 2011, I stopped using direct heat and did a lot of roller sets. On February 5, 2012 I did my big chop and I LOVE MY CURLS!!

Day after Big Chop 2/7/12

Hair – I would love armpit length. I think it will take longer than 6 months for that.; Health & Fitness – As for a weight loss goal, I’d like to 5-10 lbs and get a more toned physique. And I want to drink more water!!



  • I currently wash once a week with a sulfate free shampoo. I just purchased As I Am Cleansing Pudding … I LOVE IT!!! I plan on keeping this in my regimen.
  • I also plan on weekly deep conditioning treatments. My gym has a steam room and I try to sit in there weekly for about 10-15 minutes. I am hoping to make this part of my weekly regimen.
  • In my current regimen, I make/use the Kimmaytube leave-in conditioner. I like how it makes my hair feel, so I will keep this.
  • I seal with jojoba oil, shea butter or a castor oil/EVOO mixture.
  • I twist, flat-twist or bantu knot my hair nightly.
  • I sleep with a satin bonnet and a satin pillowcase.
  • Oh, and monthly henna treatments (this is going to be the hard part).

Health & Fitness
It’s simple …

  • Work-out 3 days a week for at least an hour.

Reward: I haven’t really thought about it.


3 responses »

  1. Woohoo!!!! Go my sisters 🙂 Good luck on the challenge. I should have joined you guys then we would have been the dynamic trio. Good Luck to you and Donna and you both will catch up to me one day, Love ya’ll 😉 I am also a natural!!


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