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.

What's your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? favorite products! Deets!

I wash and condition twice, sometimes three times a week. I dry my hair (gently!) with a microfiber towel.

I use DevaCurl No Poo and DevaCurl One Conditioner or sometimes I use NYC Curls The Curl Conditioner. I also use DevaCurl Styling Cream. Sometimes I’ll use the blow dryer on a low setting if I’m in a hurry.

How do you maintain your hair at night?

I really don’t do anything special at night; in the morning I wet my hair in the shower and re-style.

How do you maintain healthy length?

I get my haircut at the Devachan Salon 2-3 times a year.

What's the best thing about being curly?

It’s SO much easier than wearing it straight!!! My hair also looks so much healthier now than it did before.

Where can folks find you on the web?

I can be found at Mom Meets Blog at www.mommeetsblog.com

Twitter @RRBNY and @MomMeetsBlog

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