A Hair Story: Rodgerika (Iamsonotmyhair)
Natural Expression: How long have you been natural?
Iamsonotmyhair: I have been fully natural since September 11, 2010.
Natural Expression: What made you decide to go natural?
Natural Expression: When and how did you transition into natural hair?
Natural Expression: What are your thoughts about natural hair?
Iamsonotmyhair: I like the fact that it opens up a whole new area of versatility in styling and it also means one less chemical that I have to use on my body. I like the idea that I may also be able to grow my hair as long as I always wanted but until now was never able to achieve.
Natural Expression: Is there a blog/web page where we can find you?
Loving me Tees: http://iamsonotmyhair.spreadshirt.com/
Natural Expression: How would you describe your hair? (In terms of texture, thickness, behavior, etc)
Iamsonotmyhair: My hair texture is coarse and tightly coiled. My hair grows in curls like tiny corkscrews. My curls down the middle of my head are a little looser than the sides. But for the most part if I had to categorize it in a box, I'd say it was 4a. I honestly haven't had any bad hair days or problems with my hair, except for overcoming initial dryness through DCing. I detangle using my fingers only, as I condition, and at 7 months post relaxer, it still works for me.
Natural Expression: What's the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
Iamsonotmyhair: Leave it alone. Less is more with my hair when it comes to products and manipulation. However, my biggest issue is touching and playing with my coils, knowing that's how I cause fairy knots, lol. It's still so new to me. I'm not very fond of protective styles because I always want my hair out, but I understand why they are sometimes necessary, mainly for people like me.
Natural Expression: Anything else you'll like to add?
Iamsonotmyhair: Whenever you decide to go natural, do it for you and own your look. It is a personal journey, so don't expect that you will have hair like the next natural. It's all about the unique aspect we all posses. Also don't get consumed by the define your curl madness. If your hair naturally grows curly, guess what, it's already Godly defined. Just focus on techniques and products that will maintain the health of your hair type and everything else will fall into place.