Ena heard the call for fly 4a/bs and obliged! This girl’s hair is ridiculous!!!
CN: Were you a short term or long term transitioner?
E: I didn’t have the typical transition. I stopped getting perms and then braided my hair for years. I switched between braiding and pressing. Then one day for some reason, I just decided to stop pressing my hair. I think at the time I figured I would be natural for a while then press my hair again but I haven’t went back since. I went through a long term transition and didn’t even know it, lol!
CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
E: When I first went natural my ends weren’t that bad. I was scared to cut it but I did a BC a couple months after ( I went natural in June. I cut in early August). My initial reaction was “what was I thinking?!” and “How am I gonna do this?” I remember bookmarking Google pages and tons of natural hair websites. Tons of experimentation, lol
CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
E: Well from the pictures you can probably tell that I’m young. I was switching high schools (from predominantly black to a completely white school), so I decided what better time. I have really thick 4B hair that refused to be locked up in a “straight” prison. I truly didn’t believe that I was going to stay natural, but I actually missed my natural hair when it was straight. I think after getting used to the style and texture it gave me more confidence. I have saved time, money, and stress maintaining my natural hair. I get compliments from all races wishing they had my hair! Going natural was hands down the best decision I’ve ever made.
All pictures are twist-outs (my staple for my TWA) over the summer months.