No, not at all. I went natural only in 2014.
2. Why and how did you go natural? Did you transition or big chopped?
My hair was damaged and it was not growing anymore, so I decided to get a big chop. Oh man, it was a big relief!
3. Did you do the big chop or transition? Why?
I got a big chop. I wanted to grow new hair.
4. How has your family and friends reacted to you going natural?
They were all in shock because I was into weaves and I have always had my hair relaxed. They never thought I would go natural.
5. How do you take care of your hair? i.e. How often do you wash? How do you keep your hair moisturized? What products and techniques do you use?
I wash my hair every two weeks and I love doing a two strand twist after washing. I don’t have specific products that I use at the moment because I’m still experimenting on what products work for my hair.
6. What are some of the styles you use?
I do a two strand twist, banding and braid outs and then I style my hair into puffs/updos and mohawks because my hair is short to medium length.
7. How has the whole natural experience been?
I love being natural and it makes me feel so good about myself so it’s a great experience and I find it easier to maintain than weaves.
8. How does this fit into your everyday life? Work? School?
Just fine, it is not time consuming compared to weaves.
9. What were some of the best advice/critics you have ever received after going natural?
The best advice I got was that I should never relax my hair again. My natural hair is naturally beautiful, soft type 4a textured. I did not really get any critics apart from the people who wear wigs – they act like they want me back in the weave club.
10. What advice would you give to those transitioning or thinking about going natural?
If you are thinking about going natural just give it a shot. It is much easier and cheaper to maintain. I believe black women have gorgeous hair and they need to embrace that.