CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
Song Bird: I was a short term transitioner. I only transitioned for about 2 1/2 months due to damage and breakage at the line of demarcation. My natural and relaxed hair was not playing nicely together!

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
Song Bird: I BC’d January 24, 2011. I was shocked! I couldn’t believe what I had done to myself. But I was also very excited to see what the future would hold.

CN: How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?
Song Bird: My family and friend loved it. They said it fit me very well and that it made me look a lot like my mother. I just smiled.

CN: What was your transition routine?
Song Bird: Any moisturizing product that contained a lot of oils. I did sew ins and a lot of braids.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
Song Bird: I went natural because I knew it was healthier. I wanted to be different. I am only a sophomore in high school, and a cheerleader at that, so I’m no stranger to attention. I wanted to be the one who is different. And I accomplished that goal. I’m excited to see where my natural journey will lead to. My advice to those who are transitioning is to just do it! You’ll love your results and growth will come quickly with care.