Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.
My name is Tori. I am a Jamaican-born natural currently residing in Dallas, TX
How long have you been natural?
I have a little over 4 years of natural hair growth. I transitioned for a year and a half, then big chopped in January 2012.
What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?
My initial goal was to have healthier relaxed hair. However, I fell in love with new growth and I was also diagnosed with Alopecia Areata.
How would you describe your hair?
According to the hair typing system, my hair would be a type 4, with looser textures in the front and back sections.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love everything to be honest- the thickness, versatility, shape, etc.
What were some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles?
Braidouts were my go-to hairstyle during my transition and is currently still my favorite hairstyle. I also did puffs/ponytails and occasional buns during my transition. Nowadays, if I am not rocking a braidout/twistout, my hair would be in jumbo twists/braids (secured in a ponytail/bun) or in a loose ponytail.
What is your hair regimen (including fav products)?
I shampoo and deep condition my hair weekly (or every two weeks if life gets busy). I do special conditioning treatments as needed (sometimes monthly or every couple months). Special conditioning treatments include protein treatments, clay mixes, etc. I moisturize my hair once or twice a week. I will occasionally co-wash if my hair needs a midweek refresher. I do love Shea Moisture and Camille Rose Naturals products, particularly the Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter and several of the Shea moisture shampoos and conditioners. I also love Tresemme Naturals conditioners.
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
Your hair journey is YOUR journey. Don’t get too discouraged by what others are doing with their hair versus what you are doing with yours. Enjoy the process and be patient. Over time you will accomplish your hair goals.
Where can people find you for more information?
Twitter and Blog: coming soon