It's ISAKE!!!

-How long have you been natural?
10 years.

-What is your regimen?
Honestly, I am lazy or was lazy about taking care of my hair. I don’t have the patience and just wasn’t feeling the whole beauty shop thing so I don’t go. I was my hair, once a week or two sometimes. I wrap it in a towel for about ten minutes, wring out excess water and massage scalp and hair with Carol’s Daughter’s Loc Butter. Then I let it air dry. Later, sometimes a couple days later, I apply more loc butter to damp or dry hair and twist my new growth. Sometimes I roll them with sponge rollers and the curls are too cute!

-What is the one thing you'd tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
There will be ups & downs! There will be some days you love your hair as it develops through whatever path you chose and there will be days when you’re like what was I thinking. But it is truly a spiritual and beautiful thing to go natural. The ups & downs are worthwhile when you realize what you are gaining.

-What's the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
The love affair I am having…….

Each caress of this rendezvous
Confirms society’s plan for my
Self-hatred has been foiled

Fingering roots of rugged coils
My hand hypnotically drifts downward
Stroking the length Of extensions of me
Antennas to the universe
That echo
Nature’s crown is no curse

I am having
A love affair
With my hair
As I learn to love me
Naturally.

LoveAffair©AbenaIsake2008

-Any experiences (in society) you want to share? (both positive and negative).
Although I am Muslim and no one sees my hair in public the big ball my hair created before I cut them into a bob made people ask about my hair. I’d just say I had locs but they were amazed that I had so much hair underneath my hijab.



7 years of growth


Present Day

3 Weigh in!:
Anonymous said...

The bob is really cute!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem - "I am having a love affair with my hair"...

The Black Planeteer said...

Ooh, the present day shot is absolutely amazing. I love it!

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