-Were you a long-term or short-term transitioner?
I transitioned for only 3 months before I BC’ed because I did not know how to deal with the two different textures. I was tired of looking like a hot mess!
-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I did the BC on December 30, 2008. Initially I felt excited, relieved, and free. I had wanted the BC for about a month before I finally got it so I was pretty calm when getting it cut.
-What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?
I didn’t really have a transition routine. I had a permanent wave, not a relaxer so I really didn’t know what to do with it. Most of the time I just pulled it back with a big clip and wore a little hump in the front.
-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
To prevent breakage at the new growth line, I started moisturizing with Cantu Shea Butter. I also continued to use the Wave Nouveau products.
-Why did you choose to go natural? Are you happy with your decision?
I chose to go natural because I loved my thick hair and wanted to do everything I could to make sure it stayed thick. I wanted to embrace what God blessed me with and show that natural beauty is true beauty. I will be going to college in the fall of this year and going natural is a symbol of a new chapter in my life. I’m extremely happy with my decision and proud of myself for listening to my hair and not others around me. No matter how difficult this hair journey gets, I’m never going to go back to the creamy crack! lol!