Greetings, my name is Quisha from Fort Worth, Texas and I'm 33 years young. :)
How long have you been natural?
I've been natural for 3 years and 8 months.
What motivated you to go natural?
My mom was my motivation, she had been pressuring me (in a good way) to go natural but I still wasn't sure until I watched "Good Hair". At the end of the movie I was ready for a change. I transitioned for 6-7 months and in July 2010, I decided to "Big Chop" because I could no longer deal with two different textures.
How would you describe your hair?
My hair is very thick, curly, and coarse. Lioness aka "Lioness The Boss" does what she wants and for the most part, I let her.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love my curls! They are springy, bouncy and I just can't get enough, lol!!!
What has been the most memorable part of your journey?
The most memorable moment would have to be during my transition phase experimenting with Kinky Curly products. My hair was braided to the scalp on one side with rubber bands . Now the shampoo to this product reads- '...if your hair has any oils, take a pinch of baking soda, mix it with the shampoo, wash hair until it's squeaky clean'. Well I followed the instructions, but by accident I left a rubber band in my hair; Lets just say rubber, baking soda, shampoo, and water dont mix. I had a perfect DREAD LOC! This journey has been easy at times and difficult at others, but I wouldn't change a thing.
What are some of your favorite hairstyles?
While I was transitioning, ponytails and scarves were my go to hairstyles. I wasn't familiar with the natural hair community on YouTube until after my Big Chop, and that's when I fell in love with my curls .
Any memorable reactions from family or others?
One of my most memorable experiences took place in a Beauty Supply store, when an elderly woman asked me where I got my curly weave/wig from!
Me : Oh no ma'am this is my hair!
Elderly Woman : No baby, that's not your hair!
Me : Would you like to touch it ?
Elderly Woman : COME HERE.
Y'all she was all up and through my head, lol!
What is your hair regimen (including fav products)?
Shea Moisture, Beautiful Textures, Eco Styler Gels, and Tresemme are some of my favs right now. I keep my regimen simple- wash n go's, twist outs, and buns. I shampoo and pre-poo my hair once a month, and co-wash twice a week depending on the hairstyle. I also moisturize every other day and keep my ends sealed .
What are some of your favorite natural hair websites, YouTuber’s, or blogs?
I enjoy watching Teaundra on YouTube, AfricanExport and AfrikanHairGod. Just to name a few.
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
"Knowing the true nature of your natural hair teaches you to appreciate your roots/heritage, and it gives you a beautiful understanding of God's creation-THE BLACK WOMAN"
Where can people find you for more information?