Name: Elisa D.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Profession: Full-time MBA Candidate
What was the hardest part of your journey?
I think the hardest part of my journey was not succumbing to my old habits and relaxing my hair.I had a hard time dealing with two textures and many times I questioned whether I was doing the right thing by going natural.Going through the transition period and learning how to work with my hair in a healthy way, was very difficult, but truly worth it.
And the best part?The best part was definitely once I did the BC.My hair started to grow very quickly and I was blown away by how think my hair was becoming.My hair was like a new toy – I don’t ever remember a time when my hair was natural and I got to enjoy it!
What did your hair journey teach you?
My hair journey taught me to really research and be conscience about every product I used on my hair.We try to take good care of our physical health and read food labels, but we at times neglect our hair, when we should be giving it the same attention.I also learned that being natural, affords me such versatility that I didn’t have when I was relaxed.
Describe your worse hairdo and your best hairdo and please include a
picture if you can.
My worst hairdo was trying to blow out my hair myself.That was a disaster and I will never attempt it again.I looked like a giant poof ball!My best hairdo is the wet-twist out that I do using Kinky-Curly Custard –it always turns out great and is effortless!
Looking back, has your perception of your hair or black hair in generalchanged? Please elaborate .I definitely think that my perception of black hair has definitely changed.I received my first relaxer in the third grade and I thought that having straight, silky hair was beautiful.I still do, but my definition of beautiful black hair has evolved and become more inclusive of all types of black hair.Natural hair is beautiful, pure, and real.I feel like I have nothing to hide now that I am natural; what you see is what you get.
What is your favorite hairstyle?
Either getting my hair blown out and flat-ironed (I only get my hair blown out a few times a year, mainly to get my ends trimmed) or wearing a wet twist-out.
Can you please finish the following sentence: I love my hair because ?.
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