Were you a slow transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? (tell us your natural hair journey)
I did my big chop in July 2011. After having severe dry scalp, I cut my hair all off and decided to start over (best decision ever!)
Had you always embraced your texture?
It took me about 4 months to get comfortable with my texture. My hair is a combo of 4b/c and managing it was a task in the beginning.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? How did they react to the new you? What was your response to them?
My family was very supportive in my decision to go natural, especially my parents.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is very thick and coarse.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? favorite products! Deets!
I cowash my hair using Organix’s Coconut Conditioner twice a week (on Mondays and Fridays). I clarify my hair about once a month using Trader Joe’s Mint Shampoo (amazinggggg). After cowashing, I usually braid my hair and seal with conditioner and shea butter.
My current favorite style is a high puff!
I love products by Cantu, Kinky Curly and Shea Moisture.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
At night, I use water, argon oil and leave in conditioner for a seal. I twist my hair and use a satin scarf.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I get my hair straightened and my ends clipped every three months. This keeps my hair healthy and helps it continue to grow.