Tell us about yourself.
> I am a mother of one, beauty vlogger, healthy hair maven, student, daughter and hardworking NY woman. I reside in Brooklyn. 🙂
How long have you been transitioning?
> I made 2 years post relaxer in October 2014.
What influenced you to transition?
> To be honest, I was broke and chose to save money by cutting corners. My hair just happened to be one of them.
What has been the most difficult part of your journey thus far?
> The only thing that has been difficult is explaining how easy things were for me. People want to relate to things and that’s not something I can relate with.
What have you learned about your hair since transitioning?
> I have learned he is (yes, he lol) simple. He doesn’t ask for much and that might be because I am heavy handed with product lol. BUT he doesn’t like casts on him; he likes breathable products.
Have you ever thought about big chopping?
> LOL nope! I transitioned by accident so the thought of big chopping was never there for me. I’ve cut my hair plenty of times throughout this journey and in the past. Hair grows so there shouldn’t be a problem.
What are some of your favorite products?
> COCONUT OIL!!! African shea butter, water, EVOO & grapeseed oil
What are some of your favorite hairstyles?
> I love braidouts. I am simple; 2 braids & I’m good! I also like wash & (literal) gos– I like to wash my hair and let it do it’s own thing without styling agents sometimes.
What are your hair goals?
> Healthy. I don’t have length desires just strength desires.
Any advice for new transitioners?
> You have 2 options: be patient and work with your hair or detest your relaxed/texlaxed hair and just cut it. Don’t hold on to that hair if it’s getting knotted up and tangled; that is counterproductive to your goals.
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