-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was a long term transitioner. I transitioned for an entire year. I was used to having at least arm pit length hair, so when I decided to go natural I knew I wouldn’t be comfortable with really short hair.
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I big chopped in Feb. of 2006. I immediately loved my hair! I couldn’t keep my hands out of it. I wanted to try all sorts of products. My staple products were Elasta QP Feels Like Silk and Jam Shining and conditioning Gel (the one with the orage top). I would conditioner wash my hair and apply the Feels Like Silk. It made my curls retain moisture and softness. Then I would apply the Jam to my hair line and brush it back to make it wavy in the front. I would then apply an elastic headband (withouth the metal end) to keep my curls out of my face.
-What was your transition routine (products included)?
While transistioning I wore twist outs and I wore my hair pulled back into a bun. I got it braided a couple of times. I used Cream of Nature Shampoos and Conditioners. To help maintain moisture and to cut down on breakage I used Summit Liv.
-What was your staple hair style during the transition?
My staple hairstyle was the bun. I wore lots and lots of those!
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I used Summit Liv and made sure I deep conditioned with the Cholesterol conditioner every week.
-Why did you choose to go natural?
I wanted to have healthier hair. I also wanted to see if I could grow the sides of my hair. While having the perm, the back of my hair would grow and grow and grow, but the sides alway stopped about and inch below my chin or right at it. I did not like that at all. I began to have flashbacks of my hair being healthier and longer up until the end of my 10th grade year (back in 1995).
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