A: I am from Houston, Texas and the natural hair scene is booming here. I have noticed with every year that passes by, there are more and more natural hair events being scheduled in this area too!
A: I began wearing my hair natural on November 7, 2011. I transitioned for eight months and I wore braids throughout this period.. I took them down every eight weeks to shampoo and deep condition. This was an easy experience because the braids were very manageable and I did not have to deal with the two textures of hair (super curly and super straight).
A. The only support I had and needed was from my husband. I thank God that he was very receptive to the idea of me going natural and he grows more in love with my hair as it gets longer.
A: Since I have worn my natural hair texture, I have become more aware of my body and how I take care of myself. Overall my eating habits are healthier and I exercise more now than ever.
A: Thankfully, I have not had any negative experiences while wearing my natural hair. I always make sure that my hair is on point, along with my clothes when I go out in public. I receive so many compliments when I am out and I think society is beginning to accept the differences between women wearing relaxed hair and those of us choosing to be natural.
A: I have a regimen that I stick by very closely. Every week I shampoo and condition my hair, along with deep conditioning every two weeks. I clarify my hair once a month, since I do not put a lot of product in my hair. Every wash day I two-strand twist my hair with a moisturizer and seal the ends with an oil. I usually do a twistout on the fourth day and re-twist at night until wash day. My hair routine works well for me and it is very simple.
A: Going natural is a journey and there will be ups and downs especially during the first year because you are trying to find out what regimen and products work for your hair. The journey is well worth it because you find out what you are really made of due to the uniqueness of your hair. Yes, you will get stares, but on this natural path you will become bold if you are not already. When I say ‘bold’ I mean being yourself and not letting anyone change your views. I tell women that if you are ready to take this journey, Be bold, be confident, and be you and dare to be different!