CN: How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for 15 years! Why isn’t my hair down my butt?..lol I never knew how to properly take care of my natural tressses. Since finding youtube a year ago, that’s when I had this awakening of loving and wanting to care for my hair.
CN: What is your current regimen?
Currently, I shampoo my hair about every other week, co-wash once a week and deep condition about once a month. I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. Less is best has and is working for me. Ive never done a ACV rinse, baking soda treatment, pre-poos, henna coloring etc and it is well within my soul!.. lol
CN: How do you maintain length?
I maintain length by keeping my hands out of my hair!!..Ive been natural so long, I don’t have that constant desire to twirl, play, mess in my hair…I style and leave it alone. Also, I give myself a dusting every 8 to 10 weeks and keep my ends very moisturized. As for moisture, I have been using a staple product consistently for the past year which incorporates a daily routine of maintaining a balance of moisture and protein which takes the guess work out of am I putting in too much moisture or too little protein etc. This has done wonders for my hair and has given me great results.
CN: How do you protect your curls at night?
First, I massage my scalp with a follicle invigorator, moisturize my hair and the ends and pin my hair back at night and sleep with a satin bonnet, that’s it! No huge ritual here..again I am very low-maintanence!
CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
For a new natural, I would tell her to please LOVE the hair you have. Don’t compare yourself to other curly haired women. We are all unique and no one curl is the same. Be patient and embrace the journey you’re on. Like any new endeavor, it’s going to have its highs and lows, but its all a part of the process. Lastly, don’t be a product junkie!! There is too much information
out here that can steer you to the types of products that have worked on hair that may be similar to yours. Start there instead of jumping on every new product band wagon that comes out. I may get a lot of flack for what I just said, but my personal hair journey has proved that it’s OK to find what works and stick with only that!
CN: What’s the best thing about being natrually glamorous?
I would say the best thing about it is, IT’S ALL ME! no enhancements, no additions, no quick fixes! I love walking in a room and Im the only natural, or Im in the midst of a sea of naturals! I’ve been at this a long time and even though its just been THIS YEAR that Ive fully embraced my hair, Ive kept the same principles of loving me and loving the hair God gave me.
The one thing I’d like to add is: I am very happy to be apart of the natural
hair community. I’ve learned so much from a lot of women and gained alot of
insight. I hope that my time here in this natural hair movement continue to
bring positivity and unity among each other. Peace*