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!
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Stay curly and blessed friends!