Tell us your name and where you are from
My name is Victoria and I am from Cleveland, Ohio but I am pursing a degree in Journalism in Indiana.
How long have you been natural?
I have officially been natural for 5 months and am a little past collarbone length. I transitioned for 14 months before doing the big chop in July 2011.
What is your favorite part about being natural?
I love feeling free! I do not have to try to be someone I am not because what you see is what you get. I am embracing what I was given and my culture. I have friends who wear their hair relaxed and they constantly seem stressed about the appearance of their hair, which is unnecessary.
What is your current regimen?
I wash my hair every 2 weeks cowashing with Aussie Moist and then using a shampoo once a month. From there I deep condition every time with Aussie Moist and Shea Moisture Deep Treatment masque. I’ll usually wear my hair in twist for a while and then do a twist out. I use coconut oil on my scalp and olive oil on my actual hair.
What is your all-time favorite hairstyle?
Twist and twist out. I also like puffs!
Finish this sentence: if my hair could talk....
Do you have any hair goals?I just want to maintain healthy hair. Eventually that would bring growth. One of my biggest goals pertaining to hair is to share my story with others. I want to be someone who people can relate to.
Which is more important to you, long hair or healthy hair and why?
Healthy hair. I feel as if length comes with healthy hair. Length is something that I’ve always had but now I actually like my shorter hair. I see no importance in having long straggly ends that are unhealthy.
Now, where can we find more pictures of your gorgeous natural hair?
Thank you so much for doing this interview. Is there anything else you want to add?
Being natural is a beautiful thing. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner.