-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
Short term, my last relaxer was 2/07, I transitioned three months. I was tired of the two textures. So I BCed on May 29, 2007.
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
May 29, 2007. I did it after work on a Tuesday. When I came back to work on Wednesday everyone thought I was going crazy or really depressed. I loved it!!!
-What was your transition routine (products included) / What was your staple hair style during the transition?
The three months I transitioned, I wore roller sets. I found that they can last up to a week at a time and you can hide the two textures. I used leave-in conditioner to set my hair. I love Aussie’s shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner. I also used headbands and clips to hold my hair in place.
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I used Mizani H2O moisturizer and sometimes I would baggie my hair at night, with a plastic cap. I rolled my hair between the roller sets with sponge rollers wrapped in satin, to keep my curls longer.
-Why did you choose to go natural?
This decision took me five years to make, because I didn’t have the information I needed to properly take care of my hair. Once I had the info, it was easy. Looking back I wouldn’t change a thing, it has been a great learning experience and I’m still learning.