MG Spotlight – Racquel

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MG Spotlight – Racquel Spotlight - Racquel
Q: Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?

A: I was born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Virginia. The natural scene here at Savannah State University is REALLY growing. I can remember back in 2008 there we probably only 3 or 4 natural sisters. Everyone else must have been transitioning because by spring 2010 there were afros everywhere!

Q. How has your experience been with natural hair?

A: My natural hair transition wasn’t too bad. I’ve been natural for three years and I have cut my hair three times. During this time, I have made a commitment to myself to let it grow to the floor. =}

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

A. My mother was surprised but very supportive. My big mama (grandmother) is very persistent with her want for me to relax my hair.

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

A: For me it has been three things: 1) I’ve received more positive attention for being natural than relaxed or by wearing hair weave. 2) – My hair is softer, stronger, and looks like silk when I get blowouts. 3) – Lastly,g it’s great seeing how large the natural community has been growing over the years! Spotlight - RacquelQ: Have you had any negative experiences while wearing natural hair? How did you cope?

A: The only negative was learning how to style and properly take care of my hair, but I did find protective styles really help. However, that is why they call it the natural journey, because you never really stop learning your hair.

Q: What is your weekly hair routine?

A: Right now I use soybean and extra virgin olive oil to moisturize. I let the salon wash my hair with this strengthening serum. When I wash my hair at home. I have used Bio-Silk, Mane and Tail, Olive Oil, and I am currently using Garnier Fructis.

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

A: I found it best to transition. My advice would be, if you are at a stage in your life where you need a change to cleanse yourself — strongly consider doing the big chop. You will feel liberated and free!

Q: Do you have any final thoughts?

A: is great for helpful tips on maintaining natural hair and I’m just thankful to have been featured! Spotlight - Racquel

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