Tell me about yourself!
My name is Lelda Jordan. I am a singer/songwriter from southern California.
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I’ve had a perm twice in my life and that was during high school which was about 10 years ago. I didn’t transition or big chop. The perm just grew out, and I wasn’t paying attention.
Had you always embraced your texture?
No. I always thought my curls were too small, so I would always straighten my hair. Now I embrace them. This year was the first time I’ve ever worn a wash n go, and I love it.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
No reaction. Most of my life I’ve been natural, but I would always straighten my hair.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
I have fine type 4a hair. It’s so fragile, I can’t even look at my hair without a piece breaking. It is very dense, so it takes about an hour to detangle.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
In high school I used to dye my hair A LOT! One time it was half burgundy and half blonde. I decided that I wanted it all burgundy. When I dyed the blonde, it turned a cotton candy pink and a lot of my hair fell out.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
Straightening my hair way too much. Like everyday.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I used to co wash my hair once a week and deep condition once a week, but recently I’ve been co washing every day (unless I’m wearing a braid out then I wait a week). I co wash with Aussie 7 in 1 conditioner, and I detangle with Aussie Moist 3 min miracle. I deep condition with Macadamia oil deep repair masque or SheaMoisture super fruit complex 10 in 1 renewal system. Mainly I wear my hair in a bun or twists. I wear my hair out about every two months.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
My favorite hairstyle is a bun with my hair parted right down the middle. I know that sounds boring, but that’s what I like.
Who is your curl crush?
Whitney aka Naptural85
How do you maintain your hair at night?
Sleep with a bonnet on always!!!!!
How do you maintain healthy length?
I just started growing my hair out again in the middle of 2013. Before that I had cut it to my jaw. When I started growing my hair, I didn’t use a comb for a year. I feel like that’s why my hair is as long as it is today. I use a Denman brush now, but I am very gentle and I make sure I use lots of conditioner. LOTS. Whatever you consider too much…. that’s probably how much I use.
What’s the best thing about being natural?
I don’t have to worry about getting rained on because my hair is already in its God given state. So now I’m not concerned about it reverting.
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