CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings?
I was kind of shocked that I actually had the courage to do it! LOL! I planned to be a long term
transitioner (12-18 months) but I chopped it off after only six months.
CN: How do you feel now?
I LOVE the texture of my hair but sometimes I wish I would’ve waited a little longer to cut it off. I’ve just been so anxious for it to grow! Manipulating a TWA gets difficult at times, but I thank God I’m Natural. 😉
CN: How did you cope with the responses from you family and friends?
People said some pretty mean things in the beginning. I got all sorts of rude comments. But I just reminded myself that I love it, I told myself to forget about them! Everyone’s not going to like my hair, and that’s life. I’m the one who has to live with the hair on my head, so I’m the one who has to love it.
CN: What are you plans for you hair?
I plan to just let it grow and grow! I want to continue to try different products, and really get to know my hair, so that I can “listen” to it.
CN: Do you find it necessary to ‘doll up’ your look to feel more feminine?
NOPE! lol. I’ve always worn flowers and headbands. But I never wear makeup. It’s just not my style at this point in my life. I wear it on occasion, but only if my sister feels like making me up. I don’t know how to do makeup! 🙁 LOL. But I don’t really care. I think ALL women look better without it anyways.
CN: How do you keep it moisturized?
Once I get out of the shower, and it’s still really wet, I put in a leave in conditioner and seal it with oil. From there, I spritz my hair with water on the daily! My hair loves it.
CN: What products and techniques do you use to style? How often do you style?
Usually, I do a twistout. I would do twistouts every day or every other day. But I didn’t want to do my hair every single day anymore, because I was using up a lot of product QUICKLY so I put in some Senegalese twists.
CN: How do you get your waves or curls popping?
Ecostyler Gel! It’s great!
CN: How do you preserve your curls as night?
At night, I just put on my satin scarf!