I have been relaxer free for two years but I have been natural for a year! I was on Youtube and I saw longhairdontcare2011 you tube channel and I was amazed! I started watching other channels as well. I missed the versatility of my natural hair braiding, twisting, braid out, buns, ponytails etc. I decided to transition because I have always had long hair so I wanted to use the time for growth. I transitioned for a year before chopping off the rest of the relaxed hair.
My hair is very thick and long. My hair type is 4c (possibly 4b areas) it can become dry and hard to deal with. It requires a lot of moisture!
What do you love most about your hair?
I love that my hair’s kinks and curls. I love that I can have an afro! I love that my hair is unique and goes with my sense of style. During my transition and even currently I do low-manipulation. It was and still is just braid outs, hair puff and Bantu knots. Once in a will put a braid in the front and place it in a bun.
What has the most memorable part of the journey? Has it been easy or difficult or both?! The journey has been both easy and difficult! The most memorable part of my natural hair journey was/is the negativity. People telling me that I need a relaxer or that it does not look right. I look better with straight hair. It has been in easy in the sense that I am truly happy with what I am blessed with. I feel and believe that I am beautiful with my natural roots.
Any memorable reactions from family or others?
I use Garnier Fructis Shampoo & Conditioner for dry and unmanageable hair. It has argon oil and other fruit oils which I love!. Only wash my hair once a month. I spritz my hair with water morning and night. Oils such as olive or carrot work really well. Also, leave-in conditioner is a must I have been using Cantu Shea moisture leave-in repair cream. It truly defines my natural curls, braid outs, Bantu knot outs.
Youtube is very resourceful for everyone. Youtuber’s Naptural85, FusionofCultures & Taren Guy are truly inspirational, encouraging and have helped me a lot. I always research diverse natural hair channels from a fresh TWA to a 4 year natural hair journey. It is all inspirational and informative.
Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?
For all of the beautiful reader’s would like them to know that life is not meant to be easy. We have to make certain decisions that may scare us or even discourage us. If there is something you want to achieve have the confidence, faith and trust that you can achieve it! We all are unique, beautiful and strong in our own way.
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