Naturallynana shows us just how fabulous natural hair can be…the versatility of curly hair at its best 🙂
CN: How long have you been natural?
21 months – since Feb 2008
CN: What is your current regimen?
I mostly wear my hair curly. My favorite style is the twist-out, but sometimes I’m pressed for time and opt for the wash-n-go or a pony puff.
CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
In 20 months, the top of my hair (longest part) has grown to 9.5 inches when straight and I’ve trimmed it 3 times. The back is shorter by about 2-3 inches, but I’ve also had it cut into a bob. The secret to retention seems to be consistent tender loving care and not too much heat or extreme styling. I actually believe I would have retained a lot more length in the back (where my hair is more coarse and tightly coiled) if I had not chemically altered my curls by coloring my hair.
CN: How do you protect your curls a night?
My hair does not like to be tied down. I usually sleep with it “out” and I lay on a satin pillow.
CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Be patient, enjoy every stage of the journey and build your network of supporters…you’re going to need them! Also, don’t be too anxious to color and when/if you do, make sure you get someone who knows what they are doing, and make sure you MAINTAIN the TLC that your hair needs after it’s colored.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
It’s unique and very versatile. I don’t have to worry about looking like every/anyone else because my hair and style are uniquely my own. Also, I can rock so many different looks and switch it up whenever I want. Last bonus…I no longer have to run in the rain. 🙂
CN: Anything else you want to add?
Embrace your naturaly beauty and just have fun with it! This journey is full of ups and downs, good hair days and bad ones, folks who will LOVE and covet your natural look and others who will constantly try to persuade you to go back to your old, chemically straightened look. But, do it for yourself, based on your own personal reasons and give it a real chance before you bail out. Enjoy the journey…