CN: How long have you been natural?
March 7th makes 3 years !!! (I can’t believe it!)
CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I would say that I was a long-term transistioner. I never did the “BC” instead I just let my natural texture grow out slowly, and I would do intense trims every time I went to the hair dresser every few months (about 3 to 4 inches). I also got these fantastic honey treatments from my stylist I went to in Atlanta (Color Me Natural Hair Studio in Conyers, GA). But, unfortunately I live in Gainesville, Florida because of school (GO GATORS!) and so I would only be able to get these “honey treatments” about 3 times a year. But it helped tremendously with my transition (minimal breakage).
CN: What is your current regimen?
As of my now, my current regimen includes all natural products. For the new year, I pledged to take part in Moptop Maven’s healthy hair challenge.
I wash every other week with a shikakai shampoo bar and deep condition with my new favorite product Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. I am a product junkie and I am constantly changing my regimen, but this is something that has been good old faithful.
During the week, when I have classes and work, I will do a quick wash and go and then apply Cantu Shea butter Leave in with a little Eco Styler Gel.
On weekends, I will do two stand flat twists to achieve big curly hair. (I use Miss Jessies stretch silkening crème as a styler, it is FANTASTIC).
CN: How do you maintain Length? Moisture?
I retain moisture by using extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil as a pre-poo ritual.
CN: Night time routine?
My night time routine includes sleeping on a satin pillow and using a satin bonnet. I find that the “pineapple” doesn’t work well with my old twist outs, so I usually just put my satin bonnet on and in the morning shake and fluff my hair.
CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
OMG! Patience and consistency is key. I know that everyone wants to unlock their maximum hair growth potential instantly, but this takes time and perseverance. Being natural is easy and fun but you also have to genuinely love taking care of your hair daily.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
Being natural brings something new and exciting every single day. Like most naturals, I love the versatility, but most importantly I love the inspiration that my hair brings to others. I love when someone see’s my hair and becomes motivated to start their own natural journey! Nothing brings me more joy 😉
CN: Anything else you want to add?
I just want to add that your site is one of my favorites and you are such an inspiration to me!
Follow me on this continued journey: http://twitter.com/peacefoundme
Stay curly and blessed friends!
Thank you so much everyone! The love is much appreciated! My Africa earrings are Melody Ehsani! I adore all her pieces!
And I will definitely think about making a tutorial! I've always wanted to start my own YouTube channel–so we'll see!
@Kehsia–I do get my hair cut at the same salon! Tee is unbelievable with scissors! 🙂
Go Gators! Ok, I guess I need to go to ATL more, because I have never heard of this salon! I love your hair, did you also get it cut at the same place? Gaw-jus!
You and your hair are so beautiful!
Hi, Where did you get the red & black earrings Wow!!! Thanks
Hello my fellow Gator! Your hair is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
KeeKee (a new natural)
"Being natural is easy and fun but you also have to genuinely love taking care of your hair daily." _ That is so true!
i also vote for tutorial of updo, por favor 🙂
Wow! Youe hair is fantastic..congrats on your 3 year journey..I absolutely love your braided hawk..beautiful hair, beautiful woman..thanks for sharing and keep inspiring
I would love to see a tutorial on your updo, it's so fierce!
I went to UF ( class of "05). While I was there was a natural hair salon right on University Ave not too far from Gyro plus. I can't remember the name. I had dreds then (but I saw other natural too), and that salon really treated me and my hair well and gave me an awesome student discount. You should check if they are still in business.
My roomie… <3…. Ur my inspiration!!!!!
Your is beautiful. I love the cornrow photo. By the way, my b-day is March 7th.:-)
Your hair is gorgeous. GO GATORS!!!
Love your hair and please tell where did you get your black and red earrings, I need them in my life!
1 word….GORGEOUS! I love your hair. It looks fantastic. That braided mohawk is fabulous!