Angie is an ex-colleague who I still keep in touch with. She blogs over at The Seafarer’s Wife, do check out her blog on how she’s a “part time single parent” (her husband works away every alternate month) and everything else. How long have you been wearing your hair in its natural state?
When did you decide to do this?
I have really fine hair and hated the fact that relaxer made it even more limp and thin.
Did you do the big chop of transition?
I transitioned for about 2 and a half years…trimming my relaxed ends regularly and eventually decided to do the BC in December 2015.
How did your friends/family/partner react to your decision?
Hair is really not an issue in my family and I change hairstyles often so they are not surprised by it at all. I really don’t care about what friends say because they are not supposed to love me for my hair .
What is your current hair regime?
I co-wash once a week and mostly experimenting wash and go methods. I do plan to braid my hair soon.
Any favorite products that you use? (where can we find it?)
I don’t have a favorite yet but I do love Coconut and Olive oil.
What is your biggest challenge?
No salons that know how to work with natural hair…even the ones that claim to be “natural stylists”. It’s tough because sometimes a natural girl would also love to have her hair taken care of by another person. Also, I hate the long washing regimes that some people do…and I try and make it as quick and easy as possible.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love the little curls and I love the versatility of being to rock a killer afro or straight hair…depending on my mood.
Do you have a natural hair icon? Local or international?
I have always loved Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. Locally I must say Pearl Thusi and lira…and even more locally Juwayra Januarie.
Where can we find you online?
Do check out her pages for inspiration.