Where do you live?
S: I am from Flint, Michigan. I am an Assembly Worker at General Motors and I have a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S: I really didn’t decide to go natural It just happen, I tried to go natural for a couple of months while I was in college but gave in into the relaxer. This time I was just wearing wigs and not really knowing what I wanted to do with my hair.
When and how did you transition into natural hair?
S: My last relaxer was January 2008. After that I wore kinky twist and wigs and quick weaves. I really had no idea what I was doing. I got to a point where I told my hubby to shave my whole head but he said no. I had no idea how to control the new growth I was getting. I got my so called big chop in November 2008 when I cut most of the perm out but I was still wearing twists. In May 2009 my hubby as well as my friend (and soror) urged me to wear my own hair. It was the best thing I ever did for my hair.
What is a brief description of your regimen?
S: I wash once a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday night using Carol’s daughters Khoret Ameh Shampoo with Sea Moss or Giovanni Deep Moisture Shampoo. Next I detangle in the shower with a wide tooth comb and VO5 conditioner. Then I apply Herbal Essence totally twisted Conditioner and leave it in about 5 minutes. I wrap a t‑shirt around my hair till I’m ready to twist.
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learnt from?
S: Being lazy and not washing and twisting my hair when I know it’s time.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S: I am on Fotki NaturalZpearl.
Anything else you want to add?
S: I love what you are doing. If it wasn’t for the natural hair sites that I looked at I wouldn’t have made it natural. Thank you for showing people that natural hair is beautiful.