Living No Lye | Romance (@heycurlie)
What were your reasons for going natural?
I went natural after over processing my hair with relaxers and hair color. I notice my hair breaking due to the over processing of my hair. I wanted to start over and have healthy hair. I knew continuing doing both (relaxing and color) I wouldn't achieve my goal.
How did you transition (or did you BC)?
I transitioned for 6 months wearing protective styles and I big chopped November 2011.
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
I personally struggled with negative comments for ex: You’ll be reaching for a relaxer soon.” To “ being natural is just a fad.
I think the negative comment come from the fear of the unknown. So I've learned seeing is believing because going natural isn't just a fad but a lifestyle change. Which allows me to show others the versatility of natural hair.
What's your go-to style?
My go-to style is a rod set . I love the versatile of natural hair. I can wear any style.
What’s your favorite product and why?
I have a lot. (I am product junkie) so I can't say just one but I do love a good holding cream/custard.
What piece of advice would you share with someone who is just starting out?
My advice to a newly natural would be to embrace your natural beauty no matter your hair texture. Enjoy your journey and have FUN!!!