How long have you been transitioning and what made you decide to do so?
I was tired of continuously getting perms, and paying the high prices for them. When I took a trip out the country last year I started getting my hair twisted a couple months before I went & it worked for me! When asked if I was going natural, I quickly answered NO!, but after months of getting it twisted, & didn't see me getting a perm again. A couple months ago, I grew tired because twists didn't really work in the winter & contemplated getting a perm again. I was then told by a friend to try a product from Carol's Daughter (Chocolate Smoothing Set). I loved it & did that for a while, but didn't like the continuous heat on my hair. THEN....my niece sent pics of her after she got her "Big Chop", and she got Bantu Knot-Outs. I looked it up on YouTube & tried it that evening. I LOVE IT!!! I've gotten so many compliments on my hair. It's been a full year, and now if someone asks me if I've gone natural, I gladly say YES! :)
If your hair had its own personality, how would you describe it?
What is your hair regimen and what are your hair care essentials?
Right now, I'm using the Chocolate shampoo & conditioner from Carol's Daughter, then after towel-drying my hair I use Shea Butter to moisturize & twist my hair. I'm getting ready to purchase the Milk Pudding from Carol's daughter to see how that works.
What has been the best part and hardest part of your natural hair journey?
Hardest: just trying to style my hair. I'm not very good at it. The best? Now that I've found something to do with it, it's VERY easy!
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