Introducing this week’s hair crush: Miss Markeeta! Check out her natural hair story below!
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NB:Song that describes your natural hair.
Everyone probably says this, but “I am not my hair” by India Arie. Because I truly feel that prior to going natural I truly identified myself with my hair and however my hair was determined how good or not good I looked on a given day. Wearing my hair just as God created it gave me a confidence I’d never had before. I truly accepted myself just as I was.
NB:Finish the following statement: “Natural hair makes me feel
NB:When did you transition from relaxed to natural?
I started my transition March 2008 when I had my last relaxer and did my BC in November 2008.
NB:What’s been the most challenging part of being natural?
Learning that I can’t use what everyone else uses just because it works for them. I have been through SO MANY products trying to get a certain look, rather than accept that my hair will only look how it is supposed to and to embrace my own texture. Once I did that and stopped buying everything under the sun, sticking to what I know, my hair responded so well and looked and felt so much healthier.
NB:What is your current natural hair regimen? (What do you do to take care of your hair, ie washing, conditioning etc.)
Currently, I wash with shampoo about once a week or every two weeks. If I shampoo every two weeks, I’ll co-wash in between. It depends on the style I am wearing. I now deep condition every time I wash my hair, using a deep conditioner from Blended Beauty or the Brazilian protein conditioner from Organix. I typically style my hair in twist outs. Wash and go’s tend to leave my hair dry after a day or two. At night, I keep my hair moisturized by spritzing with water, sealing my ends with Argan oil or Coconut oil, re-twisting (if I notice frizz) or pulling up into a high ponytail.
NB:Describe your personal style.
I think my personal style varies. It really does depend on my mood. Some days I do trendy styles but most days I’d describe it as girly with an edge. I wear whatever makes me happy and not necessarily what’s trendy at the moment. I also like classic/sophisticated styles.
NB:What do you do when having a bad hair day?
I usually put my hair into a bun or puff if it is absolutely not acting right.
NB: What is your go to hairstyle?
A twist out. The size of the twists vary depending on the level of patience I have when styling.
NB: Any thing you wish you would’ve known before transitioning?
To be patient, and to straighten less. Luckily, I had no heat damage while transitioning, I think because I kept it in a bun or wore a full weave during most of that time to lessen the amount of direct heat. If I could do it all over again, I’d embrace more styles like rod sets and straw sets.
NB:Anything else you would like to add?
I’d just like to add that when going natural, remember to do plenty of research. People can tell you what they use but you have to do your own trial and error, because no one’s hair is the same, even if your hair types are similar. The fun part of going natural is learning YOUR hair, so embrace the journey and be patient.
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That’s all for now beauties! Any questions about this weeks hair crush, drop them below!!!