Q: Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?
A: I currently live in the state of Maryland. There are a lot of women here that wear their hair natural and it’s wonderful seeing all of the diverse hair styles and hair textures.
Q. How has your experience been with natural hair?
A: I’ve been natural for the last five years. I ended up having to do a second big chop because I got my hair straightened and received heat damage. Now due to that experience, I do not use any heat on my natural hair.
Q. Did you have any support?
A. I had lots of support from many members of my family, including my mother, sister, grandmother, a cousin, and also from my friends who are natural. It also has been a learning experience, as all of us have exchanged tips and products that work for each of us etc.
Q: In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?
A: One of the major pluses about being natural is that I don’t have chemicals burning my scalp and whatever damage it may cause to the inside of my body. Secondly, it’s nice to get up in the morning run my fingers over and through my hair and still have people ask me how did I achieve the look of my hairstyle.
Q: What is your weekly hair routine?
A: I wash my hair with black soap, condition it with organic olive oil, moisturize with organic coconut oil, shea butter melted and mixed with oils. When I style my hair I mix Taliah Waajid’s Lock It Up Tight Hold and 100% Aloe Vera gel. I have found just from using this combination it gives me the perfect hold and it defines my curls and waves when doing braidouts and twistouts.
Q: What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?
A: Don’t wait, just do it! You will love your natural hair in the end.
Q: Do you have any final thoughts?
A: If you need style ideas for your natural hair, check out my website to view natural hair photos – it’s the largest in the world: www.blackwomennaturalhairstyles.com.