-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was a short term transitioner.
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I transitioned from March 2008 to August 2008. I couldn’t stand the look of the relaxed ends, so I said chop chop! I truly felt free after cutting my hair. I could finally see the extent of my curls and I loved it.
-What was your transition routine (products included)?
I ALWAYS combed with a big tooth comb. I gave myself a deep treatment every week with various deep treatments. I shampooed every two weeks with Creme of Nature and co-washed 2-3 times a week with . I used Giovanni 50/50 Direct Leave-In after co-washing. I would get my hair two strand twisted, braided, rollerset, and blown out. If I used ANY heat, I used Nexxus Protexx Heat Protector.
-What was your staple hair style during the transition?
Two strand twists.
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I used Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter Moisturizer.
-Why did you choose to go natural?
I was SO tired of worrying about humidity instead of having fun. I hated not being able to get my hair wet in a pool or being able to work out like I wanted to. Plus, I hated the burning and scabbing.