My name is Sherelle. I am 23 years old from Bermuda. I love natural hair. I once had a perm. I began to realize the damage it does to hair. So I decided to transition to become natural again. 🙂
How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for about 3 years now. I love the versatility of natural hair. I can wear my hair curly, big, straight, etc.
What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?
I transitioned for 2 years (2010 – 2012). I trimmed off the relaxed stringy ends whenever I got a chance to. My hair was very long but in January 2013, I big chopped. I want to start over fresh. I cant wait until it gets long again. I’m almost there but I do have major shrinkage, ’cause my curls are tight in the back. While transitioning, I still got my hair flat pressed because at the time it was easier for me to manage. The advice I would give to new natural hair people is to have patience. Hair takes time to grow. It will not grow over night nor will it always be manageable. Don’t give up, go back to the creamy crack, or keep cutting it. Let it grow. You will love it!
How would you describe your hair?
My hair is two different textures, the front is a looser curl/straight and the back is a very tight curl. So in natural hair types I would say the front is 3C and the back is 4A. I let the curls flow freely.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love how thick my hair is. I love that I can wear it big at times. The curls are well defined. I do not need a huge amount of products to make my hair curl. My hair is naturally curly.
What has been the most memorable part of your journey? Has it been easy or difficult or both?!
The most memorable has been when I realized that all the permed ends were gone. Once I chopped. I was happy that my curls could finally breathe without the processed ends. My journey was difficult when I cut off my long hair to start over fresh.
What were some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles?
My favorite transitioning hairstyles were the pineapple method and also wearing it flat pressed.
What is your hair regimen (including fav products)?
My hair regime is quite simple. Every other week I co-wash (wash with conditioner tresemme natural) my hair and deep condition it. I put on a plastic processing cap for about 10 mins. I go to the salon every other month to get a trim. I would rather finger detangle my hair instead of using a comb. I like to comb my hair in simple hairstyles for work such as up in a bun or pulled back. On the weekends I let the curls flow freely. I prefer natural oils for my hair such as sweet almond, coconut, and jojoba oils. I also love to put in fresh aloe.
What are some of your favorite natural hair websites,YouTuber’s, or blogs?
My favorite natural hair youtuber is Naptural85. I love her hair and hope to reach that length in the near future.
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
“Live life to the fullest”, “Tomorrow Is not promised to anyone”, “happiness starts with YOU!”
Never feel that you’re not good enough. We are all good enough that’s why we are alive in this world. Everyone has a purpose and we are all put on this earth for a reason. Never give up on you! You are the most important person to yourself. We cannot depend on others to fully satisfy us, we must satisfy ourselves.