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How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for 8 years going on 9!

What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?

I transitioned for 2 years wearing braids and twists. My hair was so damaged from color on top of color on top of relaxers! I hated to look at my hair, something had to give! After 2 years of wearing the braids, I cut all the relaxed ends off which left me with just above shoulder length hair.

What do you love most about your hair?

I love that it’s not too thick and it's not too thin. It’s somewhere chillin in the middle.

What has been the most memorable part of your journey?Has it been easy or difficult or both?!

I love to see little/young girls who I inspire to wear their natural hair. I wish that I had the pleasure of being natural all my life, however that wasn’t so. I struggled with damaged hair during high school and it was very frustrating at times. So when I see young girls who would rather learn about their real hair other than wearing weave all the time, it really does bring me joy!

What have your experiences been as a ‘natural?’ Any memorable reactions from family or others?

For the most part everyone in my family appears to love my natural hair. They say it fits me and my personality. There was a time this man came up to me and said "Do you EVER do your hair?” lol rude, right?! I laughed and said “nope! No time for ignorance sir, Good day!”

What are some of your favorite natural hair websites, YouTubers, or blogs?

I literally have a million favorites! A few of them include Taren916, and My Natural Sistas

Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?

“Hair typing” shouldn’t divide a community that was built to bring us together!

Where can people find you for more information?

You can reach me @thekishshow.


This post was written by Global Couture for CurlyNikki.

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