When did you decide to embrace your natural hair?
It wasn’t until 2011 when I decided to go back to being a natural. I did the big chop in 2011 and I haven’t considered going back to chemicals since.
What made you decide to get sisterlocs and how long have you had them?
I decided on sisterlocks because of the versatility, low maintenance and the freedom they allow. My sisterlocks were installed in 2014.
What inspired you to embrace the grey and what advice would you share for women experiencing going grey?
I simply just decided to stop using dyes on my hair. I wanted to have a complete head of natural hair, and that meant the coloring had to stop. I stopped dying my grey hair in 2016. However, going gray is a process and I totally understand some of the issues with going gray. For others that are struggling it’s ok. Our hair is beautiful, but sometimes it takes time to build up the confidence and courage to embrace the grey.
What has been the most challenging moment of your hair journey so far?
I haven’t had any challenges. I love my locs and I just allow my hair to grow and to be free. I have truly loved every stage of my SL journey and just welcomed any transitions.
What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?
Inspiring others. I have received an overwhelming response to my hair, and particularly my grey hair. I’m honored to inspire others to love their natural grey hair.
How do you protect your hair at night?
I sleep on a satin pillowcase.
What is your current hair regimen?
I shampoo my sister locks about every 2 weeks. Only shampoo and no conditioner. There’s not much maintenance, but I often spritz them with water and apply a light oil. I get my sister locks retightened every 7 weeks.
Any favorite products you’d like to share?
I don’t really have any favorite products because I don’t use many products. I use Suave Clarifying Shampoo and a Moroccan Oil.
Any key techniques or methods that made an impact on your hair health?
I’m vegan and this may have impact on my hair. I strongly feel that what we eat shows on the outside. My advice is to be patient and trust the process. I have enjoyed every stage of my hair journey.