Natural Expression: What made you decide to go natural?
Natural Expression: Why?
Natural Expression: How did you go natural?
I medium chopped the first time in 1994 letting my new growth grow for about 9 months before I cut off the relaxed ends. The second time I just let it grow completely out on its own cutting the perm as it grew keeping it about shoulder length until it was completely out. Both times I transitioned took me about 15 or 16 months total. With my healthy hair journey transition, I'm done cutting all the heat damage out. I cut about 5 to 6 inches off over the past year with the last cut one week ago today of 2 inches, a little more in some spots. I can finally focus on optimizing my hair health and looking forward to the length that will come as a result of it.
Natural Expression: What is your Hair Type?
My kynxx are a combination of types...I say its Just My Type :)
Natural Expression: What are your thoughts about ?
I luv my kynxx! Cannot be duplicated and meant for a chosen few. I think that makes us very special and fortunate to have.
Natural Expression: Did going natural change you in any way?
Natural Expression: What would you tell someone who's considering natural hair?
Don't look back. Teach your daughters how to care for their hair naturally, even if you feel its not for you. Don’t worry about not being able to attract a black man…they love it! Especially mine J
Natural Expression: And why they should?
Natural Expression: What products are you currently using? What's your hair regimen now & your favorite hair style?
I just give my hair what it needs. My regimen is based on what my hair needs at the time. I list a regimen on my blog however isnt that simple. Building a regimen based on dates is pointless for me because my hair may not need what I have planned for it on any given day. I assess the needs and go from there.
Cleansing: Aritha and/or Shakaiki Powder added when I Henna or do a Brahmi Amla treatment.
Co-Wash with VO5 Tea Tree Essentials Conditioner or Hello Hydrations or Suave Daily Clarifying or Avocado Shea Butter Conditioner.
Deep Conditioning: Napur Henna, Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing, Extra Virgin Olive Oil conditioning mix as hot oil treatment w/essentials.
Styling: Leave In- Taliah Waajid's The Detangler, Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curling Custard, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, Coconut Oil, EVOO,
Favorite Style...hmmmm...I love styling. I enjoy trying out styles and posting pics afterward! I have always loved styling hair. I had been braiding hair for extra cash off and on since 2001. Now I am a natural hair stylist who loves making myself and other people look and feel beautiful.
Thanks again for letting me help tell the world your hair story, it's very inspirational. Continue to help spread the word, and I wish you the best in everything you do...Much love to ya sis! :-)
-Shren, Natural Expression