NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?
My nighttime routine depends on the type of style that I'm wearing. I always make sure to sleep with a bonnet, satin cap/scarf, or a satin pillowcase. When I do a wash-and-go I follow my wash-and-go routine
NC: What about your hair stylists?
I don't have a stylist...I do my hair on my own! Now that I'm natural, I am very particular about who touches my hair. I was the same way when my hair was relaxed, but now it has gotten worse!
What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?
There were plenty of haters...even family members ridiculed me! But it wasn't about what made them happy; it was about what would make ME happy. I didn't want to hide behind the "Creamy Crack" and live a "LYE." I wanted to rock what God gave me and be proud as a Naturalista. Take me as I am!
Did you big chop or transition, and for how long?
I was a short-term transitioner; I transitioned for about six months. I chose to transition because I didn't know what my natural hair texture was! I wanted to get reacquainted with my curls and do plenty of research before choosing to continue transitioning or do a big chop. I did my first big chop in June 2011. During the transitioning process, I had used heat on my hair to blend the two textures. I didn't know much about heat damage at the time, so when I did my BC I had major heat damage!
I did my second big chop in July 2011 and cut my natural hair, which was about six inches long at the time, down to a half inch!
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