Living No Lye: Samantha (Ahfro Baang)

IG: ahfro_baang (wash & go)

IG: ahfro_baang (wash & go)

 

Q: What were your reasons for going natural?

A: I went natural because I was inspired after seeing a close friend's natural hair health. I was getting really tired of relaxing and had started to experience breakage and dry hair.

 

IG: ahfro_baang "my short hair"

IG: ahfro_baang "my short hair"

Q: How did you transition (or did you BC)?

A: I transitioned into natural hair by growing my hair out and trimming, but eventually I chopped most of my hair off and grew it out.


Q: What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?

A: I haven't had any, honestly. At the time I went natural, there weren't many other naturals, so it wasn't a "thing" or about a struggle or movement. I was just simply embracing the fact that I was enjoying my hair in it's natural state.

IG: ahfro_baang "my smaller fro (early stages)"

IG: ahfro_baang "my smaller fro (early stages)"


Q: What's your go-to style?

A: My go-to style is a high bun. Between twist outs and wash and go's I like to give my hair a rest. Buns are such an easy, chic style that just works really well for me.


IG: ahfro_baang "middle stage; twist out"

IG: ahfro_baang "middle stage; twist out"

Q: What’s your favorite product and why?

A: One? I couldn't possibly name one, but a few brands that I love include the Curls brand, Shea Moisture, Bain de Terre and AG Hair. I'm huge on curl creams too and the Curls 'Creme Brûlée' is definitely a staple for me! 


Q: What piece of advice would you share with someone who is just starting out?

A: Be patient. It's about learning what YOUR hair requires and focusing on that. You can use other bloggers and naturals as a guide but it's essentially about learning what works for your hair, and once you do, your hair will do whatever it is you want it to. 

IG: ahfro_baang "my current stage; high bun"

IG: ahfro_baang "my current stage; high bun"

Q: How can our readers follow you on your journey?

A: Instagram: @ahfro_baang and YouTube: Ahfro Baang

 

 

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