Where do you live?
R: I live in Queens, NY but I was born in Guyana, South America. I am a dental assistant/dental hygiene student.
Why did you go natural?
R: I first got the idea in 2008 because I was too lazy to go get a perm. My attempt failed and I ended up perming it. I did some better research on how to transition and started my journey again in Dec 2009
I transitioned for four months and then did my big chop. I cut off 8 inches of hair.
Being natural fits my personality. I don’t feel like I’m trying to fit what everyone around me looks like. I have gained so much knowledge through my research on natural hair and I think that was the best part of my journey
How do you retain length?
R: I love my teeny weeny afro so I never gave my hair the chance to really grow out.
R: I washed my hair every morning and I never let it dry. I got so sick! I also wasn’t tying my hair down when I went to bed which gave me bald spots.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
R: Tie it down before bed, it helps alot!
*Rose Ele recently returned her hair color to black