What’s Your Daily Hair Regimen
How long have/did you transition
I’m in my 7th month of transitioning after having relaxed my hair for about 12 years since I used to be about 9 years previous. My final relaxer was in September 2008.
What’s your every day hair regimen
I only in the near past modified my regimen from Whats up Hydration for co-washes, Lustrasilk Shea as a go away-in, and Africa’s best oil to seal to Aussie Moist and Olive oil. I co-wash my hair often every different day with Aussie Moist and I take advantage of that as a depart-in as well. I seal my hair with olive oil, just a bit of bit, nonetheless, as a result of if I take advantage of so much, it appears to dry out my hair. I additionally attempt to take hair vitamins each day. I take MSM (3x a day) Flax Seed Oil (3x a day) and Biotin (2-3x a day). I have to admit, though, that I normally fall behind on my vitamins throughout the weekends because my schedule changes drastically from work and school to extra free time, so my vitamin schedule gets thrown off balance.
How do you protect your hair at night
If I’m attempting to do a twist out or a Bantu-knot out (each of which have never turned out right up to now) I wear a silk scarf. If it’s just a regular night, I put my hair in a excessive bun, I suppose it’s a bun model of a pineapple— which is, as many of you know, the place you pile the hair to the very, very prime of you’re head and put it in a free pony tail.
If you happen to have been stranded on a deserted island, what three hair objects would you must have
I love this question! Nicely, as a transitioner, I might deliver:
1. A brush
2. A hair tie
3. and some type of conditioner
How do you sort out adverse feedback about transitioning to Natural
Nicely, fortunately my mother and my sister are each pure and my boyfriend is supportive as a result of each his mother and sister are natural, although they use heat. And my pals are enthusiastic to see what my actual hair appears like—and because most of my associates do not have afro-textured hair, they’re sort of jealous that they can’t expertise the joy of seeing their natural hair come out in all it’s kinky, curly, coily glory : ).
What made you determine to turn into a curly girl
The about me section in my fotki offers a extra detailed story. However lengthy story brief, I used to be in an African American Historical past class this previous fall semester and I was doing research after reading two slave narratives and found that black persons are some of probably the most unique mixture of people with ancestry from each corner of the world. From then on, I wanted to embrace my blackness, as humorous as that sounds, and cease being ashamed of my nappy-ness. Plus, I felt as though I can be robbing myself and my future youngsters the satisfaction in possessing these beautiful black features from our hair to our toes.
Do you will have a aim size
Presently, I’m going back and forth from wanting to do a BC to wanting to attend and simply let my hair develop. If I do BC, it will likely be nicely after a year into my transition (so technically not an enormous Chop haha). As for size, I would like my pure hair to be about the identical length as my relaxed hair which is an efficient 12 inches—I haven’t measured so that is only a guess.
Do you’ve staple remedies (i.e. henna, deep therapy, bentonite)
I simply use Pantene Professional-V relaxed and natural hair mask as soon as and some time in the shower. But as my hair grows I am afraid of breakage so I think I’m going to do longer deep remedies and sit beneath my hair dryer.
How have you handled your worse hair days
Brush, water, gel, hair tie….stat! Really, my hair tied again in to a bun or pony is my primary hairstyle, but once i do enterprise out and hort hair styles try a twist-out or a Bantu-knot out, I’ve these things readily available as a result of it by no means turns out proper lol!
How do you retain moisture
As a result of my hair is all the time in a bun or a pony, I normally don’t even give it time to correctly dry so my hair stays pretty moisturized for the day in between co-washes.
What would be your advice to somebody thinking of transitioning
Stalk fotkis, natural hair blogs, and hair forums! The lovely ladies that have made fotkis of their pure hair/ natural hair journey have inspired me a lot that each time I get discouraged I take a look at their stunning hair and it only makes me extra determined. Continuously visit the hair blogs, like this one, and the hair boards like naturallycurly.com as a result of they provide numerous precious info frequently which has helped me get this far with out chickening out. I’d additionally advise a person to make a fotki and doc their transition to natural by taking pictures. brazilian I, too, discover that the after i get discouraged I like to take a look at my footage to see my own progress and though it’s small it continues to be noticeable and that makes me smile : ).