Ladies, meet KeetaRay. A 2008 transitioner with a head full of lovely kinks and curls!
CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I guess you could consider it long-term. I went 8 months. My last perm was March 2008 and I did my BC in November 2008 with about 4 inches of new growth. I wanted to have a little bit of hair to work with.
CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
November 2008. I was “shocked” for a few minutes, but I put my headband and wore my little fro and LOVED it ever since.
CN: What was your transition routine (products included)?
I did full sew-in weaves, or slicked-back low ponytails/buns until my BC. I read about the effects of heat damage and opted not to straighten too much during my transition. I used the same products as when I was completely relaxed (Biosilk hair products).
CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
The low bun I wore, I loved!! That was my fave, and the EASIEST to maintain.
CN: How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
Honestly… I am not sure if I did anything extra as far as moisturizing. Surprisingly, I didn’t have much breakage, though. I styled my hair the same as when I had a perm, just used less heat.
CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
I was tired of getting relaxers, looking like everyone else and feeling like my God-given hair was “unpretty”. I wanted to accept myself for who I was, naturally. I haven’t regretted going natural since the day I did it.
Keeta, you might as well get back on in here and tell us how you do your twist-outs and what you use! Inquiring minds want to know!!!