Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I did the big chop, although I kept my hair “Keri Hilson short” while it was permed. My journey was a struggle. I cut my hair into a fade and struggled with feeling feminine. My hair grew super quick though. After about 5 months, it was back to the length it was before, but you couldn’t tell by the shrinkage.
Had you always embraced your texture?
Yes, I always liked my texture.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
My friends and sorority sisters were super supportive. My dad on the other hand did not like it, lol. When I would ask him what he thought he would give me the genuine “you’re beautiful honey.” After six months or so he came around.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is super thick.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I haven’t really done anything crazy to it.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
I wish I had tried more styles while it was a TWA.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I deep condition my hair every weekend. I use virgin olive oil, argan oil, coconut milk, placenta, home-grown aloe, and any store bought deep conditioner. I co-wash my hair about twice a week and then just do twists outs. I love shea butter anything!
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
My favorite hairstyle is 2 days after a twist out when my hair is just big and unruly.
Who is your curl crush?
My curl crush is Brit. Her IG is Bwatuwant.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I literally just go to sleep. I should probably do better though
How do you maintain healthy length?
My hair tends to get dry in the winter, so I try to do protective styles and maintain moisture
What’s the best thing about being natural?
The best thing about being natural is feeling beautiful without having to do all the extra. I literally wake up, put two bobby pins in my hair and keep it moving. I love the simplicity of being natural.
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