Tell me about yourself!
I am a 28 year old woman living in Massachusetts. I love movies and spending time with my husband. I am a social worker by day and fanatic of all things natural hair at night. I am enjoying every moment of this natural hair journey!
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I was a big chopper! I had damaged my hair so badly with relaxer that I knew I needed a fresh start. I just celebrated my 1 year natural hair anniversary this December.
Had you always embraced your texture?
I had never worn my hair natural before and it was definitely a learning experience. I had never before embraced my natural texture. I always thought my natural texture was something I had to hide. So I spent LOTS of money on wigs, relaxer and weaves. Now that I understand how to care for my hair I absolutely love it!
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
My friends and family were all very supportive. It feels great having the encouragement.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
I would describe my hair as thick. It definitely can become very dry and so using moisturizing products is essential.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I dyed it and relaxed it in the same day! NOT GOOD.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
Not starting my natural journey sooner!
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I deep condition my hair once per week and co-wash usually twice per week. I refresh my hair daily to keep my curls defined and moisturized.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
WASH N GO!
Who is your curl crush?
Stephanie Lee from Beauty By Lee
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I put it in a loose ponytail and sleep on a silk pillow case.
How do you maintain healthy length?
Moisture, Moisture, Moisture!!!!!
What’s the best thing about being natural?
Getting to try different hair product! I’m definitely a product junkie.