Living No Lye | @modelesque_nic

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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