Meet Chime…I’m literally rendered speechless! This girl’s got it:

CN: How long have you been natural?
C: I have been completely natural for 8 months (since February 2009). I began transitioning 2 years and 3 1/2 months prior to that.

CN: What is your current regimen?

C:
~I wash my hair once a week.
~I co-wash with Aubrey’s Honey Suckle Rose conditioner. I used to shampoo my hair with Aubrey’s Island Naturals and Honey Suckle Rose shampoo every 2 months but they both made my hair feel stiff so I stopped using them. I’m still looking for a great all natural shampoo.
~I don’t wash my hair in braids anymore. I wash my hair in four sections. One section at a time. It doesn’t tangle as much this way.
~After co-washing, I spray my hair with a Vegetable Glycerin and water mix, Giovanni’s leave-in conditioner, and I seal it with Coconut Oil.
~I only comb my hair after I wash it and it is still wet.
~I deep condition my hair weekly with Aubrey’s Glycogen Protein Conditioner. Most of the time I wear two plastic caps with a stocking cap to bed for an overnight conditioning. I usually do this on Fridays and rinse my hair when I wake up and then I’ll twist it. If I don’t have time to do an overnight conditioning or I’m out of the Glycogen Protein Conditioner, I’ll use the Honey Suckle Rose and wear a plastic cap for an hour or however much time I have to spare.
~I twist my hair after I wash it. I wear twists the majority of the time. I would say 75% of the time. And I will wear my hair out to church or whenever I want to look fierce! lol
~I use coconut oil on the ends of my hair daily.
~I only use all natural products or products that are at least 98% natural. I order mostly from iherb.com.

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?

C: I apply Giovanni’s Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner after I wash my hair and a Vegetable Glycerin and water mix. Both products keep my hair moisturized throughout the week.

CN: How do you protect your curls a night?

C: I just apply Coconut Oil and a Satin scarf. I re-twist some of the curls that have lost their spring with Giovanni’s Leave-In Conditioner.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?

C: You will become frustrated somewhere along your natural hair journey but DON’T GIVE UP! Educate yourself as much as you can on the best transition styles and how to care for your hair while transitioning and when you’re completely natural. There are so many blogs, informational sites, and youtube videos that you can learn from.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
C: Natural hair makes anything I wear look EXTRA fly! It’s really like an accessory!

CN: Anything else you want to add?

C: Saying no to the chemicals is the best thing that you can ever do for your hair. Being natural is so freeing! And it really helps you to embrace and love who you truly are!




Chime’s Fotki!