Tell me about yourself!
I’m Cherylene Felix from Cape Town South Africa. I’m 27 years old single, no kids, and I work for SA post office.
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I was a transition. My journey was actually hectic. I was blonde when I decided to go natural and my hair looked kinda funny with the blonde growing out.
Had you always embraced your texture?
No straight hair is what everyone around me knows so I used relaxer and creams and so much heat to keep my hair straight because natural hair was a no no
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
They thought it was a phase because I change my hair style so many times I could write a book about it. They all wanted me to get rid of my “lazy hair” like they called it.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
It’s coarse and thick.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I shaved the right side of my head and went ash blonde.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
My biggest regret is that I never went natural sooner. I could’ve had long healthy hear by now. But I know I’ll get there one day.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
I co-wash my hair once every 3 days and wash it once every 2 weeks. My favorite products are Auntie Jackies products. And I love using olive, coconut and castor oil. It makes my hair cushion soft.
Who is your curl crush?
TarenGuy, Napural85 and Curly Nikki
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I sleep with a satin pillow cover or a satin hair bonnet.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I braid my hair or I do twist-outs, but I love the braids more. It gives my a little break from the big hair especially winter.
What’s the best thing about being natural?
One of the best thing that happened since I went natural was my mom that went natural. And the compliments that I get from females. People are actually starting to come around slowly but surely.