Q. Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?
A. I am from Jonesboro, Georgia and on the whole the natural scene here is pretty large.
Q. Did you transition to natural hair? If so, what were your experiences?
A. My hair has been completely natural for over one year. I transitioned the entire time – I did not do the big chop. During my transition, I mostly wore my hair in flat-twists and twistouts, mainly because of how easy it was to create and maintain that style.
Q. Did you have any support?
A. I’m thankful because I received plenty of support from my family and friends. I can honestly say that I did not experience anything negative during my transition or after.
Q. In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?
A. One of the best things about being natural is now being able to wake up in the morning and I don’t have to do anything special to my hair (other than shaking and fluffing it out.) Another positive has to be no longer worrying about my hair when it rains or when it is humid outside.
Q. How do you maintain your hair?
A. I wash my hair every two weeks with conditioner. I use coconut oil on my scalp and hair, and then I use MotownGirl’s Homemade Leave-In for my leave-in-conditioner. I then flat-twist my hair and leave them in for a couple of days and then I wear a flat-twist out.
My favorite items to use on my hair is coconut oil and water.
Q. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
A. I would recommend two things, if you plan on transitioning: for starters you must have patience and secondly remember what works for someone else might not work for you.