-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was short term. I transitioned for about 5 months and my hair stylist was moving, so I figured now or never in regards to cutting my hair. I wanted my hair cut like Jaeda Cycle 7 ATM but my hair was already curling up in the back. I was short and natural.
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
My BC was in Oct. 2006. Initially, I was terrified. I didn’t cut my hair with the intention of wearing it curly because my hair was pressed out so in my mind it would be short and straight after the hair cut. My immediate reaction was to run to the beauty supply store to get a relaxer. I let my husband and friend see it before I acted too soon. They assured me it was ok and I was still pretty. That encouragement made me feel comfortable with my naturality. I put water and a headband on it and called it a day.
-What was your transition routine?
My transition styles consisted of flat ironing, braid/twist outs, wearing a ponytail and roller sets. I would shampoo with Cream of Nature shampoo. Because I had dyed my hair, I would and still do deep condition with Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise. I loved to oil my scalp with Doo Gro Hair Oil. I would spray oil sheen to moisturizer my hair.
-What was your staple hair style during transition?
The ponytail and twist out.
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I would use Doo Gro Hair Oil and/or Luster Pink Oil Moisturizer. I would also deep condition once a week.
-Why did you choose to go natural?
I have been getting relaxers from the age of 4. I really didn’t need them as often as most so I figured I had pretty nice hair. I wanted to see my hair in its nature state. I also wanted to know what I looked like with no chemical ingredients. I also realized it was cheaper and healthier.
For my full Hair Journey and more picture go to http://www.naturalhairrules.blogspot.com/.