-How long have you been natural?
-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
Nature’s crown is no curse
I am having
A love affair
With my hair
As I learn to love me
-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