-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I’m currently transitioning. I have been transitioning since April 2008. As you can see I’m a long transitioner. I decided to do a long transition due to the fact I was nervous about how I would look with a TWA.

-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I plan to BC February 2009.

-What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?

  • Weekly wash with Ayurvedic Powders and Shampoo Bar. Pre-oiling hair using the baggy method before wash.
  • Weekly deep condition (mixture of deep conditioner, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Honey)
  • Co-wash mid-week (Pre-oiling hair using the baggy method before wash)
  • Bi-weekly Steam Treatment
  • Monthly Henna Treatment

Staple Hair Style…..Twist out (tie down with scarf when the twist out gets old) or Bun

-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Oil hair with Moisturizer (still searching for the one which works for my hair) and seal with either Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Ayurvedic Oil, almond Oil, or Grapeseed Oil

-Why did you choose to go natural? Are you happy with your decision?
I was really frustrated with all the money and time I was giving to my hairdresser. So I started doing my hair at home and after searching hair blogs I started noticing women with natural hair. At that point, I noticed how much I loved the look of big natural hair. I’m really happy with the texture that I’m noticing in my hair and I can’t wait until I BC.