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Simone // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Apr 19, 2010

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.

Me being natural have affected people around me. My sisters and friends decided to give it a try, because my experience gave them the courage to go natural. I’ve told them, and many other women, about websites that are helpful on the natural journey. As for me, I am now aware of what I put into my hair and my children’s hair and I know that healthy hair is good hair. 

I think I was running away from my natural hair because I didn’t know any better, but I have never loved my hair as much as I do now. Don’t get me wrong I had beautiful relaxed hair, but I love my hair in its natural state.

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.

I use Kinky Curly Knot today leave in conditioner (love it) to twist and apply raw shea butter on the ends. The twists stay in for about a week. I dry twist in the middle of week to refresh.

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.

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Kweenie
Kweenie
10 years ago

A beautiful woman with beautiful hair! The kids are really cute too!

SweetZeta4
SweetZeta4
10 years ago

Beautiful, Soror!! <3

Dani
Dani
10 years ago

Handsome family.

beautywithcurls
10 years ago

Yay My Fotki Friend, Gorgeous As Always Simone!

thelady
thelady
10 years ago

I love the shape of her fro.

Tia>PHIery Spirit
Tia>PHIery Spirit
10 years ago

Great PicZ, get it Soror!

merc
merc
10 years ago

Nice photos. Could you do a feature on work styles? Professional looks for the corporate lassie — for short, medium and long hair.

Afrokittay
10 years ago

I have serious fro envy right now. 🙂 Beautiful sister.

Dionne
Dionne
10 years ago

Thank you for sharing this. My testimony is pretty much the same. I grew out my relaxer with senegalese twist for a year and a half. I don’t know what to do with it now and I think I still addicted to the “look” of yaki. Those curls and layers are so inviting. But I am determined to the the natural me. You are my She-ro Simone. Love ya!!!

Dee

DreamchaZer
DreamchaZer
10 years ago

I see you Soror! I need to rock my curly fro soon, but I’ve been concentrating on protective styling.

Tonya
Tonya
9 years ago

Beautiful soror! Love the fro!

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Cheryl Lynn
9 years ago

I think you are absolutely stunning with your natural hair. I’m glad you found the support you needed from the various sites, like this one. I’m also happy that you have a loving husband who is supportive of your natural hair. Bravo to him!

LaTonya
LaTonya
9 years ago

RepreZent! Show them how to be a FINERWOMAN. That ‘fro is FIERCE, My Soror!
GREATER Great Lakes Region South Bend, In D.R.A.M.A. on the 7Z’s #4

Rhonda
9 years ago

Your fro is truley beautiful! Glad to see a hommie Flintstone represent!!

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