CN: How long have you been natural?
I big chopped on 9/28/10. I woke up that morning and told my husband, ‘this is the day’. I went to the barbershop and minutes later my long hair was gone. Even though I’ve always had long hair, until the big chop, I had never seen my natural hair. Looking back, my mom started relaxing my hair really early, at 7 yrs old. Going natural has allowed me to focus on things other than my hair and appreciate my true beauty.
What is your current regimen?
Right now, my regimen is pretty simple. I wash and condition my hair every other day or sometime once a day because I workout a lot. I like rocking the deep waves so I usually apply a small amount of Shea Butter and Eco style gel (olive oil), brush my hair forward then tie a doo rag on for a few minutes. Then I’m ready to go. Right now length is not important to me. For once in my life I don’t have to worry about my hair blowing in the wind or my husband messing up my style by touching my hair lol. I will definitely rock this short style for a while.
How do you protect your hair at night?
To keep my waves I wear a doo rag.
What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Embrace the new look. Wear your new look with confidence and don’t allow others to make you feel insecure. If you’re rocking the short cut like me, consider keeping a fresh line up (but keep it looking natural/feminine as possible), wear earrings, and wear makeup to help enhance your features.
What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
I love how being natural makes me feel. I wake up every morning feeling beautiful and unique. The freedom of it allows me to stay active without worrying so much.
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