Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fro to Fro 2 with Soulsista934 ***Reloaded***

"Natural hair is great at all states, not just at waist length" Soulsista934

It's that time for another installment of Fro to Fro!  Fro to Fro is where I sit down and chit chat with fellow naturals about their hair routines and  other hair related issues, and share it with you!  Who doesn't like to here about what other naturals are doing?  Well, for the very first Fro to Fro interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin, Tymesha.   In this second addition of Fro to Fro I am honored to interview the young and talented Ms. Soulsista934!  As a side note,  I have been following her hair journey for the past few years because we both bc'd around the same time!  Cool huh?
Hey Soulsista!  How long have you been natural?Three years and five months

How long did you transition?

2 weeks, I was going to transition for a few months but I quickly realized that patience and relaxed hair were things I didn’t want to have!


Was it hard going natural at a young age?  
Making the choice to go natural wasn’t hard at all, but dealing with it during high school was very difficult. I felt like the odd one out because I chose to wear my hair a different way, I was picked on a lot and people thought I was trying to make statements through my hairstyle but the only reason I cut it was because I wanted natural hair.




 
Why did you decide to go natural? 
I went natural because I really loved the way it looked and I wanted my hair to look that way and I knew the only way to do that was to cut my relaxed hair off.
What are your current favorite hair products? 
I really like to watch Kimmaytube on Youtube and I currently make my version of her leave in conditioner using:

1)Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier 
2)Aloe Vera Gel 
3)Smart Choice Oil Blend (it’s a cooking oil that is a mixture of olive, canola, and soy oil, I also use it to help finger detangle my hair before I wash it)


Are there a lot of natural at your college/NC?
No, I have seen a few (three come to my mind) but not a lot, though I am glad that I am not the only one!


What are your favorite hairstyles?
Two strand twists, chunky afro (I LOVE this style but I haven’t been able to wear one without tangles since my hair has grown), and twist outs.
 

Do you feel like your natural hair is easier to maintain than your relaxed hair?
I do think so, my relaxed hair was something that I never understood, no matter how many hours I flat ironed my hair it was never straight. I despised the relaxing process and I only wore it in two styles. I researched how to better take care of it but nothing really seemed to help. With my natural hair, sites like Nappturality.com helped me figure out what to do with my hair and how to take care of it. I am still learning today (I think I finally found a leave in that my hair likes!) but I like finding out how to better take care of my hair


Do you have any advice for anyone who is thinking about going natural?
Natural hair is awesome! It is different from relaxed hair so it needs to be handled differently. Natural hair is great at all stages, not just at waist length! There is also a lot of versatility with natural hair, so many styles to try!
Anything you would like to add?
Moisture + hair = :D

Do you have a hair journal that you would like to share?
 Okay, I asked Soulsista for permission to post this self portrait that she did of herself!  She is a very talented artist! 


 "The assignment was to draw ourselves like the artist Chuck Close. My teacher took pictures of us in the class and we chose one and used it as a reference to draw ourselves on an 18" x 24" piece of paper. I was pleased and surprised that it looks like me!" Soulsista934

2 comments:

  1. Wow, her hair has really grown. I remember her from Nappturality. Very talented young lady too.

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  2. I started wearing my hair in its natural state in college too, and it's been 21 years. I've never regretted it. You are really good at styling it yourself, and you look beautiful. It can be hard being one of the few natural sisters on campus but as long as YOU feel good about it, then that's what counts.

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