Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I was actually already sporting a super short style for several years and just decided to grow it out for a change.
Had you always embraced your texture?
There was one time in high school where I chemically relaxed my hair. My hair is very fine and it broke off every which way! Since then I’ve occasionally flat ironed, but mostly worn it in its natural state.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
They were more shocked when I buzzed my head the first time! My family has always been very positive about my natural texture.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is fine and thin with a medium porosity I’d say. It’s a struggle to get volume at times!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
The craziest was rocking a bi-hawk or maybe when I was completely bald. I’m talking chrome dome! Shiny! Lol!
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
My biggest regret is not loving what I was given sooner. I always wished for straight red hair as a child.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I wash every one or two weeks and condition at that time. I used to deep condition that often too, but I’m only doing that once a month or so now. I usually wear my hair in two big twists since I work in a dental office and need my hair out of the way. Otherwise it’s a wash n go! I love SheaMoisture products, but I usually DIY my products.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
I love to wear my hair big. A two or three day old “Wash N Go” usually gives me the most volume without looking dried up. I get a lot of inspiration from HeyFranHey since our hair type is similar.
Who is your curl crush?
Whitney Naptural85! She has sooo much hair!! I love her style and her vibe with her family too.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I put it in two big twists after smoothing in a little home mixed oil.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I finger detangle when I wash and condition. If I notice split ends I clip them. I give my scalp lots of attention to promote growth.
What’s the best thing about being natural?
I find that it’s actually easier to maintain and style. It’s also very liberating to embrace my blackness. I’m half Nigerian, but was raised by my amazing white mother. It just feels good to be in full ownership of all parts of myself.
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