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!
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. =}
A. My mother was surprised but very supportive. My big mama (grandmother) is very persistent with her want for me to relax my 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!
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.
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.
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!
A: MotownGirl.com is great for helpful tips on maintaining natural hair and I’m just thankful to have been featured!