Where do you live?
T: Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am a student studying fashion design.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
T: I decided to go natural unexpectedly. It was during the summer and I had just washed my hair. My mom, who also is natural, twists her own hair and I just loved how beautiful the twist looked when she finished doing her hair. So I wanted to experiment with that hairstyle and she did it for me. She told me she always twisted my hair when I was a baby until she made the worst decision ever of relaxing my hair at the age of 5. From there on I just stuck with the twist and embraced it through high school just loving how my hair was going back into its natural state. As a child I never noticed how tightly coiled my hair was till now.
In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
T: Going natural gave me even more confidence with my appearance. Now I’m not really concerned about me having to getting a relaxer just because my hair starts to get thick in the roots and having to look a certain way for society to except me. I go outside now and I get more compliments on how thick and healthy my hair looks naturally.
How would you describe your hair?
T: My hair has a mind of its own lol. My hair is thick and voluminous, which I love about it. I still like the straight look which is why I love the versatility of my hair but by the next day it will get big and poofy. It tends to be dry sometimes so I always try to keep it moisturized.
What is a brief description of your regimen?
T: Before I wash my hair, I put a VO5 Conditioner Tea Therapy to make my hair soft and easy to comb through, especially for when I have just taken out my twists. Washing my hair I use Pantene Medium- Thick (Frizzy to Smooth) Shampoo and for conditioner I use Mane n’ Tail Deep Conditioner. After blow drying, I keep my hair moisturized with Organic Root Simulator Jojoba Oil, which also adds shine to my hair.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
T: Keeping my hair in twists. It’s the best thing for me especially since I’m in school and I have to get up early in the morning to go into another borough. I can style them and they last a long time.
Anything else you want to add?
T: Love and embrace the natural you.