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Were you a slow transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? (tell us your natural hair journey)

I had been blow drying/flat ironing my hair straight for 15-20 years.  In 2011, on a sightseeing trip to Rome, we were on the go from 7am to 7pm, so there was no time for blow drying or flat ironing!  I just wore my hair in its natural state for a week (it was much shorter then).  I liked it so much that when I got home I just kept it that way; it hasn’t been straightened in over 2 years!

Had you always embraced your texture?

Unfortunately, no.

How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural?

The reaction was universal:  “Why had you been straightening it for so long??”  Everyone loved it, and that only strengthened my resolve to keep it curly.

Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)

My hair is a little coarse, thick and highly porous.

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