A. I’m from Trenton, New Jersey and there are very few naturals in my area – sometimes I feel as if I am the only natural in this area.
A. I’ve been natural for 10 months now and I have had locs for a little over 2 months. I did my big chop back on September 18, 2008 and started my locs on June 27, 2009. I didn’t give myself a chance to experience a hair transition because I was very eager to see how my natural hair looked. As soon as I got my hands on some scissors, I made my decision to cut the relaxer out of my hair.
A. I received a good amount of support, mainly from my family. A lot of my friends really didn’t know if they were going to like my hair, but I made my decision that I wanted to go natural and I wasn’t going to let anything change my mind.
A. I have recently started locs, so I don’t currently do much to my hair. Back when I had loose natural hair, I was putting a bit of oil in my hair every morning (just a little bit – as I found my hair doesn’t like too much oil.) I also cover my hair with a satin cap every night. I feel it’s important to cover your hair at night to protect it from breakage.
A. For me, the best thing about being natural definitely has to be feeling free. I now feel like I have found myself and that I can express who I really am. I truly believe my natural hair makes me feel unique and allows me to stand out when I’m out on the town with my friends.
A. I usually use a tiny bit of Carol’s Daughter Tui Jojoba & Shea Butter Hair Sheen (and focus on my ends) and put on a satin cap to cover and protect my hair.
A. Go for it and do not let anyone stop you from doing what you want. I learned the hard way that if you allow others’ opinions to stop you — over time you will never grow as a person.