Living No Lye: Kendra (MissKenK)
By: Sumetra Reed
Q: What were your reasons for going natural?
A: I decided to go natural because I wanted overall healthy hair. I came to a point of realization that my fine hair strands just simply could not handle a relaxer, so I returned to my natural state and have loved every second of it.
Q: How did you transition (or did you BC)?
A: I transitioned for 9 months. During that time I kept my hair pulled back into a faux bang faux bun type of style. I also wore sew-ins often. I loved the sew-ins because that meant I could just get up, fluff and go!
Q: What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
A: Oh boy! So there are the friends and family members that say "oh you're still cute, but I like your straight hair better" or the significant other that says "You don't have the right hair type to go natural, it doesn't look right." Needless to say the other is no longer significant and the family has come around. The emotional struggle of acceptance was an issue for me for a good 5 minutes lol. I got over that really fast!!
Q: What's your go-to style?
A: My go-to styles are flat twist outs, rod sets and Bantu knot outs. I get the best definition from these styles.
Q: What’s your favorite product and why?
A: I can't say that I have 1 favorite product, however the product that I am using the most of right now is the Lottabody coconut & Shea oils Moisturize Me curl and style milk. This product has done wonders for my sets. It leaves my hair very moisturized, soft and full of shine.
Q: What piece of advice would you share with someone who is just starting out?
A: Be patient! Get to know your hair by trying different products to figure out what your hair likes and dislikes. Also figure out a hair routine. I have found that having a hair calendar makes my life a tad bit easier. Lastly, Enjoy the process of watching your hair transform into something beautiful!!!
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By Sumetra Reed