Meet Nikki V., a lifetime natural with a simple reggie!
CN: How long have you been natural?
N: My entire life on and off, I still use heat from time to time…I have never relaxed, but I have tried hair dyes….my how I regret those.
CN: What is your current regimen?
N: Conditioner wash, I use a lot of conditoner as a leave-in and moisturizer!!! I love coconut oil too. I do not wash my hair with shampoo very often, I prefer conditioner washes.
CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
N: To maintain length I try not to fuss too much over my hair, and just let it be. I try to stick to a routine, and I make sure I protect my hair at night. I pay attention to the ends and try to stimulate the roots often. For moisture, I use coconut oil and Nexxus Humectruss. I think you should work with your hair and find styles that compliment your hair in a healthy state, rather than trying to make your hair conform to damaging images of what you want it to be.
CN: How do you protect your curls a night?
N: High bun on top of my head (loose bun, not tight), on a satin pillow/ or scarf wrapped around.
CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
N: Research and find what works best for you, when you find it, stick to it. Be patient and love your hair, it will love you back. Find positive people who support your natural transition, and surround yourself with them.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
N: The freedom of being the best me I can be, without the price of damage, trying to look like someone else.
CN: Anything else you want to add?
N: Too much product can be bad…less is usually the better!
Healthy natural hair is a lifestyle and it takes some work and patience but it is worth it 🙂