A: I live in Warrenton, Georgia and overall it’s very country here. Unfortunately the natural hair scene is virtually non-existent.
Q. How has your experience been with natural hair?
A: Back in 2003, I had a bad hair experience…I decided to dye my hair bleach blonde and I ended up having to cut it all off, because of all of the damage. At the time my hair was relaxed and down my back. So after I cut my hair off and I have been natural ever since. Presently, I am still in love with my hair and simply love the way it looks.
Q. Did you have any support?
A. For quite a while, my sister and husband were urging me to stop wearing wigs and braids and just go natural. Keep in mind, the whole process is a mental transition as well. When I finally did it, I received so much support from my family, along with co-workers. During this period, I really needed it, since I was 38 years-old and really hadn’t embraced my natural hair, since I was a kid.
Q: In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?
A: The most positive aspect, has to be my hair is now more healthy and not over processed with a relaxer like most of my life…but I love not having to sit in a salon for hours.
Q: What is your weekly hair routine?
A: I wash my hair with natural shampoos and I also use homemade conditioner made with mayonnaise or avocado.
Q: What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
A: Don’t wait to do the big chop…just go for it, because it’s the best decision you can make for the health of your hair.
Q. Any final thoughts?
A: Natural hair is wonderful — no muss, no fuss. In my humble opinion it’s very easy to maintain, and the less chemicals you intake or put on your hair the better off you will be.