CN: How long have you been natural?
Q:I’ve been natural for 7 years now.
CN: What is your regimen?
Right now during the winter, I wash or co-wash my hair while in braids or twists once a week. I co-wash almost daily during the warmer months and wear a lot of wash and gos by using a micro fiber hair towel to soak up a lot of the water.
Once a week I take out the braids or twists, I apply castor oil and let it soak in. Then I put my hair in 4 loose braids, wash and, apply pantene relaxed and natural hair mask. I rinse each braid individually and rebraid to avoid a head full of tangles. I apply castor oil or avocado butter to my hair, detangle with my bone comb and then rebraid or twist.
Once a month I do a deep condition with aphogee or ion. I follow it up with fermodyl 619 and then proceed with detangling and styling.
CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Q: To first breathe and not to be overwhelmed. Take your time to find what works. Understand what works for one, may not work for you. Once you do have things under control, stick with it and enjoy the journey.
CN: How do you maintain length?
Q: Every 6 months, I go to my beautician. She flat irons,then presses, trims and curls my hair. That is the only time I trim my hair and I usually lose about 1/2 to 1 full inch each time. I wear my hair straight for a week or so just for dh and then the first wash after, I do a deep condition with protein and moisture.
CN: How do you preserve your curls at night?
Q: I apply castor oil or avocado butter to my ends every night and sleep with my satin bonnet or scarf. Occasionally, I will spray my ends at night and then put on the butter and/or oil on my ends to seal.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Q: Versatility!!! I love how I can go from twists, to a twist out, to a press and back to a fro all in one week!!
I love your hair and have been natural for 3 years now. You give me some thing to look forward to.
That is some seriously beautiful, healthy, well cared for hair!
Hey this lady looks familiar… LOL Q I love your hair!
Thanks ladies. Maquette the first year or so I transitioned. I cut it from past BSL to a chin length bob and wore braids. Every time I took them out, I trimmed more off. I had no real routine because I have 3 daughters so I just made due. In October of 2005, I did a bc to a 2-3 inch twa. I always wanted a short fro and figured that was the right time. I had been natural for 4 years at that time.
I have not tried henna yet but I will be using some ayurveda methods real soon.
NowIamNappy- yes I do. Here is the link and the pw is member. http://public.fotki.com/queeny20/
Beautiful thick healthy glory
umm your hair is amazing. Do you have a fotki??
my god…I LUV YOUR TWISTS!! beautiful…
Wow! Your hair is AMAZING! Love the thickness and the color. Question, do you ever henna your hair? What did you do in the first few years, if you remember?
Oh my god that is some thickness. love it!
she really has a good regimen going.
Such thick hair!! That’s my goal thanks for more inspiration
wow! what beautiful thick hair.
beautiful. a huge inspiration.
The hair styles are lovely. I like the low bun.