I did a little bit of both I guess. I let my relaxer grow out for about 7 months before I big chopped. Honestly, I never intended to cut all my hair off. I was going to keep growing it out while trying to maintain my length. I let me niece and sister convince me to cut it all off. It was a serious adjustment lol!
How did you feel after going natural?
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
One of my sisters and niece were all for it. They'd already BC'd so they recruited me into their little gang lol! My mother actually did the cutting for me-all while shaking her head in disbelief! She still can't understand why I'd cut off my back length hair and start from scratch. My oldest daughter cried which was hilarious! She did my grieving for me. My boyfriend was all for it! He was super supportive.
Describe your hair.
My hair has several different textures, but I can attest that I am a solid '4' girl. It's soft and fluffy at the top with almost no curl pattern. I have to work extra hard to define this part of my hair. The sides and the back are all curls. My 'George Jefferson' area I call it lol!
What’s your current hair routine? What are your favorite products? Details please.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
What’s the best thing about being natural?
I love the versatility of natural hair. You can have a totally sleek style one day then be completely wild and big the next! How you can create waves and curls all without heat. Beyond the visual appeal, there's also a feeling of empowerment and confidence representing my natural texture brings. My hope is my display of confidence will trickle down to my daughters. I want to show them that we don't have to be mainstream to be beautiful. That we are naturally beautiful as we are.
Where can people find you on the web?
You can find me on Instagram: naturallyme_11 and on YouTube: tmargreen (newly natural). I've neglected my YouTube account so please forgive me! I will be uploading soon!!!