Living No Lye | @modelesque_nic
What are your reasons for going natural?
I decided to go natural after my cousin and sister suggested it. I loved relaxers and could never see myself as a natural but after seeing my cousin’s beautiful curls I knew I had to have them too! I also went natural after having a major relaxer accident where my hair basically fell out leaving me with hair in the front of my head and baldness in the back. I looked like I got struck by lightning haha!
How did you transition (or did you BC)?
I began my natural hair journey in April 2013. I wore weaves, wigs, and braids and mini chopped as I went. I also rocked protective styles like high buns and used flexi rods mostly. I became fully natural April 2014. I am currently 2 years natural and love every bit of it!
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
I wouldn’t say I faced emotional struggles, but I will say I have learned to love my hair especially my curl pattern. I learned to not look at others curl patterns and wish they were mine, but to embrace my own.
What's your go-to style?
Everyone knows me for my signature curly frohawk! I love this style because not only is it easy to do, but I usually rock this style when I have other failed hairstyles (e.g. Attempting twist outs on my TWA haha EPIC FAIL)
What’s your favorite product and why?
Hmm … favorite product? That’s hard because I have so many and I’m a product junkie haha! I love my coconut oil, cantu shea butter products, and shea moisture products.
What piece of advice would you share with someone who is just starting out?
Love your journey, Love your hair, and most of all Love YOU! If you follow those 3 steps transitioning will be a breeze.