MG Spotlight – Joie’ Monet

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MG Spotlight – Joie’ Monet

MG Spotlight - Joie' Monet
Q: Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?

A: Greetings from Northern New Jersey where the natural scene is on a come back! I believe there are many women with natural hair, but they are covering it up with braids and wigs. Overall the scene is definitely on the rise!

Q. How has your experience been with natural hair?

A: Technically, I have been natural since June 2011, so I just passed my one year anniversary. However, the last time I got a relaxer was in October of 2010. So it’s been close to three years without any chemicals. Initially, when I decided to transition, I wore my hair in pinned up do’s. I have experienced both beautiful and hideous weaves, and my favorite style – kinky twists!

I finally decided to cut it all off in last June, because I could not deal with the two textures, the breakage and the anxiety to learn my hair.

Q.How much support did you receive when you decided to go natural?

A. I really did not receive much support on my natural hair journey.Keep in mind, I was not frowned upon, it was just something I decided to do for myself. People did not look at me any different.

Q: In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?

A: I have noticed two major differences since beginning to wear my hair natural. For one I love that my hair is very healthy and it is growing so fast. Another thing is I can change my hair into different styles and be creative!

Q: Have you had any negative experiences while wearing natural hair? How did you cope?

A: My natural hair experience has been totally fun and with the right products I am able to see positive results! The only negative part is trying to find products that best fit your hair. Instead of getting frustrated, I saw it as learning more about my hair type. I never knew how soft and curly my hair was until now. Growing up, my mom use to press and curl my hair so my texture began to change. Now I am embracing my beauty and flawless hair! Spotlight -Joie' Monet

Q: What is your weekly hair routine?

A: I usually drown my hair in oil! I love using the Surge product called Lotion Motion Number 9! It really feeds my hair and gives it the energy it needs. I know some people’s hair does not take well to oils but mine really loves it! When wearing my hair out, I fluff it with Moroccan Oil. If I am doing a twist out, I would use a little hair gel. Lastly, when I am styling my hair, I use a mixture of honey and water for holding.

Q: What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?

A: I would say, go for it! I believe it is one of the best decisions I’ve made thus far. It can be nerve racking and require much patience. However, if you take the time to learn you hair, just as you would learn your body, it really is not asking for nothing more than time and care! Hey, if you don’t like it, you can always straighten it! At least it allows for the flexibility of doing so, unlike relaxers.

Q: Do you have any final thoughts?

A: Love yourself! Love who you are and what you stand for! Your hair is just another reflection of who you are on the inside. Make a statement! Spotlight - Joie' Monet

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