Where do you live?
Y: I live in Florida. I’m studying to be a registered nurse.
Why did you go natural?
Y: I’ve always wanted to go natural because I wanted my hair to be so much healthier. After my mother’s passing I began to experience alopecia in the front part of my hair and I knew I had to do something different. The perm wasn’t working and my hair was getting dry and brittle.
I transitioned with various styles… wigs, quick weaves, braids, scarves. I transitioned for 9 months back in 2006
In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
Y: It’s helped me learn who I really am… I love every spiral, wave and curl and can’t see life any different.
How would you describe your hair?
Y: Very curly and wavy.
What’s your regimen?
Y: My daily use is typical just spritz of water from the shower with beeswax and IC fantasia Gel. However recently I’ve been using Kinky Curly Custard and it sets my hair for just about the whole week.
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
Y: I’ve learned that less is better. When I first began my natural journey I purchased everything from Hair Milk to Miss Jessie’s… Not even realizing that it doesn’t require tons of products to obtain a good result. Less is better and much more inexpensive. It’s okay to try new things… But don’t go over board.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
Y: The best thing I do is not bother it so much.. I only brush my hair once a week if that — Why? Because generally it doesn’t require a lot of munipulation. My hair grows so much faster when I leave it alone.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Anything else you want to add?
Y: Share with everyone you know about your natural experience. It’s such a great journey to share because it will educate and enlighten those who may be skeptical or not have a clue where to start. I find myself educating people daily because they are intrigued. And there’s no such thing as “GOOD HAIR”… we ALL have the hair God intended for us to have. And noone’s texture is the same. It may look similar… but it’s different, because we are unique.