CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
S: I consider myself a medium term transitioner; I transitioned for 8 months. I planned on transitioning for at least a year, but I got impatient. I couldn’t wait to see my natural hair! I think I transitioned for the right amount of time for me. I didn’t want my hair to be super super short.
CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
S:I BC-ed on January 24th, 2009. It was definitely a spur of the moment thing. I ran to Walgreens around 11pm to get some hair cutting scissors, and I went to town on my hair! It was really liberating when I was finished. It was definitely strange to have short hair for the very first time.
CN: What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?
S: I did a lot of protective styling during my transition; kinky twists for a month, tree braids for 2 months, and bantu knots for the rest of the time. It was fun getting to know my new hair that was coming in! Bantu knots were definitely my savior; I don’t know what I’d do without them!
CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
S: I used shea butter, and that worked very well. I also used Keracare’s creme hairdress.
CN: Why did you choose to go natural? Are you happy with your decision?
S: I chose to go natural because I was tired of the scalp burns and thinning hairline from relaxers. I never knew what my natural hair looked like, and I was finally ready to take the plunge with my natural hair! I’m very happy with my decision to go natural. It feels so amazing.
congrats, it looks amazing, you have beautiful hair. 🙂
You look so pretty with your little headband, I have a big @$s watermelon head and I can’t cut it with the little headbands, they pop right up! I just do a flower to the side and keep it moving. 🙂