CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
T: I only transitioned for three months and BC’d with about 1.5” of hair to my name.
CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
T: This is my 3rd time BC’ing so I was aware of my hair’s texture. I didn’t stay natural before because I didn’t understand how to care for my hair. Thanks to YouTube, blogs, and websites I believe I have the tools (or at least a good idea) to be a success this time.
CN:What was your transition routine? Staple Hair Styles?
I washed my hair with ACV and conditioned with suave coconut conditioner. I very rarely put heat on my hair so I pulled my wet hair back in a tight ponytail and tucked the ends into a bun.
CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and Honey. This whip kept my hair moist, soft, and shiny.
CN:Why did you choose to go natural? Are you happy with your decision?
T: I went natural two times before and although I loved my natural hair I can’t even remember why I went back to the creamy crack. When I think of all those years of growth I lost I get kinda sad. In May of 2008 I talked my sister into going natural. I decided that I would go natural with her to encourage her to stay chemical free. I’m thrilled with my decision to go natural for the 3rd and final time. I’m not going to say I did it to get to know the real me because I am me whether I have a relaxer or not. I did it to have healthy hair with versatility. My 10yr old niece is in the process of transitioning because she wants to play with her own beautiful curls. I hope to be a guiding light for her as well.