Tell me a little about yourself:Hello, my name is Ebony. I am a 31 year old Army wife and mother of two. I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but thanks to the military, I have been traveling all over the world for the last 10 years.
How long have you been natural?
I went natural in 2010.
What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or Big Chop and why?
I decided to stop relaxing when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which made my hair shed and it became really thin and brittle, and relaxers just made it thinner. So I began transitioning, because I wasn’t comfortable with the big chop. I slowly cut off my relaxed ends between each protected style.
How would you describe your hair?
My hair is more 4c, a more coarse type. It’s very soft and easy to manage at times.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love the fact I don’t have to run from water anymore like I did with the creamy crack. I like that now it’s growing more and is thicker than its ever been.
What has been the most memorable part of your journey? Has it been easy or difficult or both?
Most memorable was when my husband came home from deployment for the first time and saw a little afro. It’s been a little bit easy and difficult. Easy because my protective styles holds better. Difficult, because detangling can be a pain.
What are some of your favorite transitioning styles or current dos?
I love box braids, tree braids, wigs, bantu knots, and crochet braids.
What is your hair regimen (including favorite products)?
I co- wash once a week with As I Am co-wash conditioner. I use vinegar to clean my scalp. I use As I Am shampoo. After washing I use my fingers to detangle, and apply a leave-in conditioner and jamaican black castor oil to moisture. I allow my hair to air dry. I wear my protective styles for 6 weeks. I deep condition between each protective style.
What are some of your favorite natural hair websites, Youtube, or blogs?
Before finding Global Couture blog, I would just do random searches on youtube and Google. I’m very happy I found this blog, because I’m learning a lot from these lovely naturals.
Who is your hair crush?
Tracee Ellis Ross and Corinna Bailey.
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
I would just say love the skin you’re in, no matter what others think. It took me a long time to be comfortable with my natural look, and I’m still getting there, but I wouldn’t change my journey or turn back.
Where can people find you for more information?
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