Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?
I was born in the west indies raised in Brooklyn and I couldn’t ask for a better place to be nappy and happy.
How long did you transition and how long have you been natural?
I had 2 transitions: The first time I broke down and ended up getting another relaxer. The last time I only transitioned for 4 months because I was too excited to see my own hair after so long!
How you feel about your natural hair in the beginning?
The first few days were tough, but after days of staring into the mirror I started to really dig it.
How much support did you receive when you decided to go natural?
Having support wasn’t too much of an issue because I am notorious for changing hairstyles, colours, etc. and I love to experiment with my hair!
Has there been any differences in your life from going natural?
The biggest difference is the way I feel about myself like when im rocking really big hair I feel super bad ass.
How do you maintain your hair?
1. Co-wash weekly and condition.
2. then style with any of a thousand products.
I was formally the twistout queen, but now I love my puff!!
If you were stranded on a deserted island and had to choose 3 things for your hair, what are three things you would have to have for your hair and why?
Deep conditioning, clarifying and trims are definitely keys for happy healthy hair.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
Just do it…NOW!!!
Any final words?
Thank you to every inspirational woman fierce and confident enough to wear your natural hair unapologetic and proud.
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