D: I live in Houston, TX! And I’m an undergraduate student until December 🙂
Why did you go natural?
D: Simple. After years of wearing other people’s hair, I wanted to wear my own. I began transitioning about 2.5 years ago. I basically wore weave until my hair grew out. I definitely feel more comfortable with myself, and I’m also able to inspire others to embark upon the journey as well.
What’s your regimen?
D: Oh boy! It depends on how I want to wear it. I typically wear twists/twist outs throughout the week and I use a combination of oils (i.e. coconut, jojoba, and castor oil), and a cocoa mango butter concoction. If I don’t have that, I turn to Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme, or Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Buttercream.
How would you describe your hair?
D: Kinky, thick strands, dense and very porous
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
D: I have been fortunate to learn from the mistakes of my natural friends/mentors, but I did make the mistake of ignoring knots. I know better now!
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
D: Deep conditioning treatments
Anything else you want to add?
D: The natural journey is long and difficult, but hang in there! You will love your hair and it will love you right back! It’s corny, but it’s so true.