My name is Keyana. I’m 25 and engaged. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls?
I’ve been fully natural for less than a year now. I haven’t always embraced my hair. I used relaxers in my hair all the time because that was all I knew. I’d been getting relaxers since middle school.
What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?
I was motivated to transition because of how long my hair was before I started relaxing my hair. I wanted my hair to be healthy. I started off transitioning, but eventually just chopped it off because it became difficult to maintain.
How would you describe your hair?
My hair is a 3C texture and is very thick.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love that my hair is versatile and is still able to be healthy.
What has been the most memorable part of your journey?Has it been easy or difficult or both?!
The most memorable part of my journey was learning to get my hair the way I wanted it to look. At first, it was a struggle but it became easier with patience and practice.
What are (or were) some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles or current dos’?
My favorite transitioning hairstyles were Senegalese twists or perm rod curls.
What have your experiences been as a ‘natural’? Any memorable reactions from family or others?
When I first went natural my family was like “woah.” All of the women in my family had relaxed hair, but they embraced my styles when they saw my confidence. Many of them are choosing to go natural now and they love it.
What is your hair regimen?
I use Aussie shampoo and conditioner. Then, I deep condition my hair with ORS Deep Penetrating conditioner for about an hour. Next, I leave in Zuresh conditioner.
What are some of your favorite natural hair websites,YouTuber’s, or blogs?
I love @kinky_chicks1, @foreverflawlyss, and @sensualsierra on Instagram. They have helped me to continue to having patience throughout my journey!
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Where can people find you for more information?
YouTube channel: @keylovesgod
How has your significant other responded to your natural hair?
My fiance loves my natural hair better than any other hairstyles I’ve had in the past.