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!!!
i love your hair. thanks for telling us what you use for twistouts… i'm a transitioning coily on the search for the best products for twistouts when i become natural. and i must say… your twist is gorgeous
Skeeter love the hair!!!!I'm so proud of my Skeeter breaking out with her new look!!!! Hope to see ya soon!—-Reet
Thank you KeetaRay 😉 I was lost yesterday when I clicked on the link lol
Hi again 🙂 I should mention, you have to be a Fotki member to view the albums (i.e. have a login) – I did that for privacy reasons. After you login, you can view all albums with no problem.
I tried to log on to the fotki page but nothing is coming up under the albums. Anyone else having this problem?
Love you Keetie Peetie Weetie! Oh yeah, and your hurr too! You know who this is..
I'm trying to figure out how you got that much growth in a year! go girl!
Aww you ladies are so sweet and too kind!!! Thanks sooo much! Yes! I do have a fotki 🙂 You can search "KeetaRay" on www.fotki.com OR you can go here: www.fotki.com/tayah97 — I show you in my albums how I do my 2 strand twists.
My routine is basically this: co-wash with Suave Tropical coconut conditioner, apply KC Knot Today leave-in, and I twist using shea butter and olive oil mixed in. Sometimes I'll substitute the olive oil with coconut oil. I do about 12-15 twists all around and let it air dry overnight. In the morning I unravel and apply some hair oil (right now I'm using Kemi Oyl – love it!) and style however I like. Hope that helps!! Many more details/pics in my Fotki!!
Thanks so much CurlyNikki for featuring me!!!! I appreciate that.
Absolutely gorgeous hair…it looks so healthly 😉 What is Fotki?
Hey Keeta Ray!!!!!!!!!! Lovin' those cute pics of you!!!!! I want you to do MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just type in keetaray. She has a Fotki. And a very nice one at that!
i love the twists!!!
Yes, I agree, your twist out is Fiyah! Do share.
Too cute! I want to try the 2nd style so details please! 🙂
her hair is hot
very cute hairstyle!
hey nikki y havent u added me on twitter yet
Looks like we always want to see the fotki. Your style is pretty! Looks like a lot of growth in a short time.
Yes, inquiring minds want to know! Your hair is the bizness! I love your hair in these photos – especially the "TODAY!" shots. If you don't mind sharing, I'd be very interested in learning how you achieved your style in the 2nd picture 🙂
Love it! Umm…Fotki? You know the drill! Lol.
beautiful lady, beautiful hair & very kind I must add.
Your hair always looks good!