Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I have always liked short hair, but I alternate from short to long and from to curly to straight.
Had you always embraced your texture?
No, I wasn’t completely comfortable with wearing my natural hair until about 12 years ago. I have a nice natural curl pattern, so I’m not certain why I was reluctant to wear my hair natural. I think I was addicted to what society dictates as “nice” or “beautiful” hair.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
Everyone responded positively to my hair. Their responses gave me more confidence to wear my natural hair.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is very thick and long.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I would have to say having blond streaks in my hair. I loved it, but everyone else absolutely hated it!
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
I don’t really have one. I’ve always been rather experimental with my hair, as it relates to styles. I enjoy variety.
What’s your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
At the moment, I’ve just colored my hair red. I typically will only do highlights, but this time I wanted to be bold and daring so I went for it! I love it. It’s my favorite color thus far. I have many hair product favorites. At the moment I would have to say Miss Jessie has the most hydrating products for my curls. Her hair pudding is to die for.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
I love BIG hair. The bigger, wider and higher the better. My hair inspiration comes from my love of two era’s – the 60’s and the 70’s. I am OBSESSED with Diana Ross, and no one does big like her.
Who is your curl crush?
I would have to say a woman who goes by Mo Knows Hair. She has the best curls – ever!
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I sleep with a silk hair bonnet.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I make sure to keep my hair hydrated, especially with having hair color, to prevent hair breakage. Also, it’s seldom I place heat on my hair.
What’s the best thing about being natural?
It’s low maintenance. I just shake and go! A bonus, men love my hair. They’re constantly complimenting me on it!