Q. Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?
A. I currently live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the natural hair scene here is growing rapidly. Presently wearing locs seems to be the big thing for both men and women.
Q. Did you transition to natural hair? If so, what were your experiences?
A. I transitioned from a relaxer for close to five years. I wore wigs and braids during my transition and finally got to the point where I didn’t know what to do with the two different types of hair on my head (straight and kinky textures).
Q. Did you have any support?
A. My husband was very supportive, and I must admit that he was the person that motivated me to stop using chemicals in my hair and go natural. He truly believes more sistas should wear their beautiful natural hair.
Q. In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?
A. The best thing for me has been the freedom to not be ashamed of my natural hair. It has been interesting gaining knowledge – for example I don’t have “bad hair” as some people may say, but I have very curly hair. Also, I have saved also a lot of money compared to when I relaxed my hair.
Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island and had to choose three items for your hair, what are three things you would have to have for your hair?
A. I like using Taliah Waajid natural hair products on my hair. I shampoo once a week and condition, I then spray my hair with the “Body Mystique” and rub with a little ” African Healing Oyl” and style. If I wear a curl hairdo, I put two strand twists in my hair and use “Lock It Up”, let my hair dry, and then unravel with my fingers.
Q. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
A. Stop thinking about it and do it! You don’t want to think yourself right out of it – if you ponder too long.
Q. Any final thoughts?
A. Love the beautiful natural hair that God has given you. Pamper it by using good products that will hydrate your hair. Lastly, enjoy your freedom with natural hair!