CorporateNapps-- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Meet Corporate Napps... loc'ed up and loving it!


CN: How long have you been natural?
My last relaxer was August 2005. I wore kinky/curly sew-in weaves to transition and had the relaxer cut off slowly as time went on. I started wearing my natural hair out in November 2006.

CN: What is your current regimen?
As of January 2009, I started loc'ing my hair. My regimen is wash and condition weekly or as needed. I wash with Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Shampoo, followed by Dove Moisturizng Shampoo, followed by Dove Moisturizing Conditioner. I retwist my new growth every 4 to 6 weeks using Organics Root Stimulator Lock & Twist Gel mixed with honey, olive oil and castor oil.

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?

I have locs, so maintaining length is a natural part of the process. I oil my locs every few days with a spritz concoction of coconut oil, peppermint, tea tree, and rosemary essential oils.

CN: How do you protect your curls a night?

To maintain the neatness and keep lint away, I tie it up with a satin scarf.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Be patient. Remember caring for natural hair may seem difficult. But keep in mind that you have had straight hair, probably most of your adult life. So you have to learn what works for your hair over time, just like you did with straight hair.

CN: What's the best thing about being naturally glamorous?

Now that I have locs, being able to wake up and go, without having to fuss much over my hair is awesome. It's even better when I curl them. I get up, bathe, pick out clothes, do my girly thing with the make-up, and go.

CN: Anything else you want to add?

Just know that what works for others may not work for you. You have to find the products that work for your texture. Less is always more with natural hair. And remember, your hair is uniquely yours. You may not get the same style that your hair idol had because your texture or thickness may be very different.



15 Weigh in!:
KeetaRay said...

Fabulous! Encouraging interview & love her hair.

Anonymous said...

Luv your hair! The last picture is my favorite. Your locs look really good. How do you loc your hair? Can locks be removed without having to cut your hair?

Milan said...

Yay so excited to see CorporateNapps on here! I luv her fotki albums! And she always looks so fly and well put together. :D

Anonymous said...

Awwwh...So glad my Soror made it on here...She helped me so much when I was a newby!

sewdope said...

hey she has a fotki account. i love her pics... fabulous woman!!!

Natural Nini said...

Your locs are gorgeous! My mom just decided yesterday that she wanted locs. I'm definitely encouraging her. I noticed yours look different what kind are yours? They don't look like the reg ones that seem hard. But anywayss ur FLY ;)

Melinda said...

Beautiful locs lady!!!!!

Maria said...

simply gorgeous! I love the make-up too

Anonymous said...

CorporateNapps . . . you are my idol! ;-) Love your hair and make-up. As a transitioner, you keep me inspired. the_RYL_1

afrolicious said...

Are those sister locs?

NappySince10/01/08 said...

beautiful and fierce

cheleski(Shelll-skeeee) said...

you bettah WORK it Chica! I love CN's locks and she is the perfect example of patience. She took time to love her loose hair and has embraced locking and it embraces her back with a beautiful crown of glory!

Chele
Author/The KNotty Truth

COCOA J said...

AH! I am so excited to see this! I've been thinking of getting locs and I love the way her's looks. I've been natural under a year and am seriously thinking of getting locs!

CorporateNapps said...

Thank you ladies so much for your comments and encouragement. To answer your questions:

@1st Anonymous: I started with two strand twists. And yes, you can take locs down without cutting them. Normally you can do this with lots of conditioner and some type of small tool like a safety pin or the ends of a paperclip. But I am no expert on this, so definitely do your research.

@Natural Nini: They are regular locs, just smaller. I did not start them with large sections of hair, but smaller sections. I did not want tiny sisterlocs or large regular locs. So, I decided on somewhere in the middle. They are not hard, very soft in fact. But no one's locs have to be hard. With conditioning and hot oil treatments, locs can be very soft.

@Afrolicious: They are not sisterlocs, please see above on how I started my locs.

Jasmine Dukes said...

It's so funny how I'm looking for encouragement on here and find you...

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