Q. Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?
A. I currently live in Charleston, South Carolina and the natural scene is somewhat alive here, but in my opinion it could be much better. To ensure that natural hair events are known in the offline world, I am presently continuing my awareness efforts to inform ladies of natural hair care events and gatherings in the area.
Q. Did you transition to natural hair? If so, what were your experiences?
A. I transitioned for ten months and have worn my hair natural for the past two years. For me, transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair was very time consuming. Learning about your natural mane is an experience in its self, as I had to learn what products agreed with my different hair textures. I also noticed that once I decided to transition, I would no longer have one texture of hair, so that was tedious as well! As the old saying goes ‘patience is a virue.’
Q. Did you have any support?
A. I decided to go natural once I realized that my hair was not getting healthy. Actually it was one of my very close natural friends that had encouraged me to transition. For the most part I received a lot of support, and in return I gave a lot of support to others who inquired about my natural hair journey.
Q. In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?
A. Some of the positives about being natural: began with the information that I had learned about the hair that I was born with, having the opportunity to meet other people with natural hair, being able to help and encourage others to become natural and most of all setting an example for my daughter!
Q. What is your weekly hair routine?
A. I usually co-wash my hair throughout the week, only if the weather prevails. Otherwise, I keep my hair moisturized with Vitamin E oil on my scalp. I shampoo my hair once a week and at this point I don’t have a set schedule for deep conditioning, but I treat my hair when I feel that it’s needed.
Q. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
A: The best advice that I would give someone thinking about going natural is to be patient. They will have to learn what works for their hair texture, as well as how to style it and all of this is time consuming! But once they get over that hurdle, they will probably never go back to the CREAMY CRACK.
Q. Any last comments?
A: I truly love my natural hair! It is important for me to set an example for my daughter, along with other women that want to embrace their natural hair texture.