A Hair Story: @Fleurdecurl
Natural Expression: How long have you been natural?
Kimba: I’ve been natural a little over 2 years now.
Natural Expression: What made you decide to go natural? Why?
Kimba: I transitioned for about 9 months and BC’d on my birthday which is Halloween 2010.
Natural Expression: What is your Hair Type?
Kimba: 3C…3B in the Nape areas.
Natural Expression: What are your thoughts about Natural Hair?
Natural Expression: What products are you currently using?
Natural Expression: What is your hair regimen now & your favorite hair style?
Kimba: Now, I basically wear protective styles during the week and wash and deep condition my hair on the weekends. I protein condition every two weeks and always rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar. My favorite style is the roll tuck and pin protective style, but…I tend to wear my hair in twist outs a lot if I am going out.
Natural Expression: What are some of the challenges you’ve had with your natural hair? Have you ever regretted going natural?
Kimba: I’ve never regretted going natural. The only challenges I’ve encountered were dryness and not being able to find protective styles for my fine/thin hair. My hair is very thin in the nape, which makes some styles hard unless I blow out my hair.
Natural Expression: What have you learned about your hair? What mistakes have you made?
Kimba: I’ve learned that my hair is thin in the nape. I have to take special care of that portion of my head. Even when I BC’d, that part of my head was always the finest, thinnest and is wavy instead of curly. I’ve made the mistake of treating that portion of my head the same way I treat the other portions which can cause breakage if I am not careful. Because I have so many textures, I’ve learned to treat one texture a certain way and not try to cause too much stress to thinner textures.
Natural Expression: Where can you be reached (e.g., blog, twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)?