My name is Nini, a 25 year old who lives in the French Island of Guadeloupe. I love to see girls with their natural hair. It is very beautiful.
Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?
I am in transition. I haven’t had a texturizer since July.
What’s your story, how did you get to where you are?
This is actually my second time transitioning. First, my hair was relaxed, then I decided to go back to natural hair. My first journey was very hard because I didn’t know how to take care of my hair.
One year later, I cut my relaxed hair, and I texturized my hair for the next three years. I stopped and made the decision to go natural a second time because of breakage, but this time I looked for more information about my hair type, what type of products I have to use, plus information about protective styles.
Now, I am ready to come back to natural hair in all sincerity and I am growing out my hair. I won’t do the big chop like the last time. I will do a long term transition, opting instead to cut my hair step by step every four months as it’s better for me because I can keep, more or less my current length during the process.
What is your typical weekly regimen?
Each week, I make my shea butter* shampoo. Then I use my capillary mask. To finish I moisturize my hair daily using an olive oil* moisturizer.
Are you happy with your progress so far?
Yes, and I never loved my hair as now. My hair just needs to be moisturized, and now I use products that nourish it.
What’s your signature style?
How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands?
Every week I do protective hair styles with braids or twist. It is the best way to manipulate it the least.
Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?
Both, I have a goal length, but to avoid breakage my hair needs to be healthy.
Is there anything that your hair hates?
My hair hates to be manipulated too often.
Do you have any favorite hair products?
Activilong and Vitalys
Louisa Dijksterhuis says
Such a cutypie!
Hi everyone, well well just got the nerves to start my journey on growing natural hair…my hair was badly damaged, was going to do a transition but decided to take a bold step and chop off the whole hair for a fresh start. Pls what do i do to protect my hair and ensure it grows fast?