What is your hair type?
What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?
Growing up, I never knew how curly my hair actually was. I always went to the hair salon ever since I was nine years old to get my hair straightened. I thought that straight hair was considered “Good Hair” because that’s how society always made it seem, especially my mother.
What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?
I wanted a big change in my life. I was going through a lot mentally and physically. I wanted to love myself and understand my worth as a young lady. I did it for myself not because it was a trend.
How have your family, friends and co-workers reacted? What was your response to them?
At first, my family did not understand it at all. They made me feel sad because they would call me names and try to make it seem like I had bad hair because I wanted to embrace what I have.
How did you transition to wearing your natural texture?
I transitioned from damaged hair to natural hair by changing hair products that contain no sulfate, parabens or silicones and instead of making home remedies because I couldn’t afford deep conditioners. I used to cut my own hair for years because I know exactly what part of my hair needed to go because it was damaged and because we all know how expensive curly cuts can be. I became a huge fan of natural oils because until this day they make my wash and go’s so much easier.
What is your current hair regimen?
I am fully transitioned. I love it so much because it who I am. My hair is growing a lot and I now have black hair and I will change it really soon because I love experiencing new things.
Are there any techniques or methods that have made a big impact on the way your hair looks?
So far what truly works for me is to use a deep conditioner for every wash and also to pre-poo with Righteous Roots or with my own mix of oils that I create myself with natural oils from the Dominican Republic.
Any advice you’d like to give other women who may be in the transition phase or need some encouragement in their hair journey?
I would definitely recommend anyone who is transitioning at the moment to be consistent with your hair. You will not see results right away and that’s okay. Please do not let anybody discourage you because they are fully transitioned and you’re not. We all started somewhere and everyone’s hair is different. Love yourself first.