1) What inspired you to go natural? How long have you been natural? What styles did you wear?
Hmm, my initial reason for going natural was to have thick hair. My permed hair was very thin, it did not have much volume to it and it was breaking. Its my fault though because I had never taken the time to care for it. I braided it a lot and it just became unbearably damaged. So I figured well, maybe if I go natural, I could have some thick hair. So I decided to give it a try. I thought I was going to let it grow naturally then perm it after about a year or 2 that way I could have long, healthy hair. Of course I didnt know any better.
I had my last relaxer sometime in April/May of 2009 and I did my big chop November 2009. Prior to my natural journey, I mostly had braids. I would wear my permed hair out but majority of the time it was in braids, which explains my thin edges.
6) What's the best thing about being naturally beautiful?
7) What mistakes have you made in your journey? What have you learned?
I think the biggest mistake I made is thinking that what works for one natural is going to work for my hair. I watched a ton of Youtube videos with other natural ladies reviewing their favorite hair products, and as a result, I bought the products reviewed by other naturals. I ended up spending unnecessarily as some of the didn't work well with my hair. I didnt listen to my hair. But now that my eyes are more open, I know what works for my hair and I am consistent with using it.
8) Please name three products that you cannot live without
I cannot live without my shea butter mix, my ecostyler gel and my suave conditioner