*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
Where do you live?
K: Hey, my name is Keisha. My friends call me Ghetto FaB!…lol. I currently live in The Big Apple, but I was born on the beautiful island of Barbados.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
K: O.M.G. I wish I had a deep answer, but the truth is my boyfriend has been asking me for years “Why don’t you go Natural?” and “Do you know what that perm is doing to your hair?” I always had the same reply, “My Perm Is Poppin” lol. So anyway, the day came when I needed a perm and I asked the boyfriend if I could get some money and guess what? He refused and like many times before we had the “WHY DON’T YOU GO NATURAL” talk…So I did. Thanks Boyfriend 🙂
When and how did you transition into natural hair?
K: I didn’t transition for long at all. At the time I had a short cut and the sides grew out very fast so all that was left was the front with my permed ends looking crazy lol. One day I’m all dressed and ready to go and I just wasn’t feeling the front where the perm was so I just took the scissors and cut them crazy looking ends off. I jacked up the cut so my boyfriend had to come help. We did my Big Chop that day.
In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
K: I feel like I was reborn into this natural state of mind. I love saying “My Natural Life”. Going Natural has affected me in many positive ways. The way I dress, talk and eat. I am constantly looking at ingredients and not just in hair products. I also check what’s in my skin products. I always checked out the ingredients in my food being a vegetarian. We tend to do that lol. I love that even in a room full of Naturals I still stand out. We all stand out. I love all the beautiful people I’m meeting and the list goes on lol…MY NATURAL LIFE IS AWESOME!!!!!
How would you describe your hair?
K: My hair is AWESOMENESS! It’s soft, curly and kinky all at the same time lol. I have very thick, long hair that at times can be very disrespectful…She needs a lot of TLC.
What is your regimen?
K: I wash my hair every 3 weeks with Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. However I co-wash bi-weekly with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. I do a hot oil honey treatment every 3 weeks, which is also a must.
In my hot oil treatment I use rosemary, coconut, olive, tea tree, almond, castor, peppermint and wheat germ oils. I leave that on for 10 minutes. Then I put on my honey and olive oil for about 45 minutes. I started doing this treatment when I had my TWA and my hair loved it. My hair was much softer and it grew a lot too. 🙂 I detangle with Aussie Moist Conditioner. My hair needs a lot of conditioner and Aussie Moist is nice and thick. For styling I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Deep Treatment Masque. I like to rock my braid-outs, twist-outs and my FaB updos.
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
K: The one thing I think about all the time is that I should have never colored my hair. My hair was so dry and my ends were jacked up, so now I know the deal.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
K: I MUST set my hair every night! If I don’t I will wake up A HOT Mess!!!!!!
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K: Check out my Blog http://naturallyahsiek.blogspot.com. Also my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ahsiek1118?feature=mhee and Don’t Forget my Facebook Page. We Poppin Over There…lol https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ahsiek1118/124653050944957