Editors note: I want to give a huge shout out to Shawn, I learned so much about Crohn’s desease and Ulcerative Colitis just from reading her Tumblr. Go to her page, show her some love!
Introduce yourself . .
My name is Shawntel Bethea but I go by Shawn. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I am a 22 year old insurance broker and a blogger working to raise awareness for Ulcerative Colitis (a disease I have been suffering from for 10 years) and Crohn’s.
Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?
Natural. Last relaxer: March 2013
What’s your story, how did you get to where you are?
Although I was getting relaxers for years, I never got them too often. I would say I relaxed my hair maybe twice a year so going natural wasn’t too much of a change. I went natural because of a friend of mine. She was always raving about how much she loved it and after seeing other naturalists online with their beautiful think hair, I decided why not?
For a while I was constantly changing the color of my hair and I wasn’t taking care of it as I should have which definitely had a negative affect on my hair. Now that I am taking better care of it I would definitely say I am excited about my journey.
What is your typical weekly regimen?
I rinse and condition my hair everyday. I always leave some of the conditioner in my hair and spritz a little leave in conditioner as well. Every three I mix a little water, some conditioner, a little oil and egg, and run it through my hair really well. – After this process I wash and deep condition.
Are you happy with your progress so far?
I have had a few setbacks but overall I am pretty satisfied. Patience is key 🙂
What’s your signature style?
Buns and updos. Anything away from my face. How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands? My hair is usually “put away” in one way or another, and I’ve recently started doing protective styles at night (mostly braid-outs).
Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?
My hair is constantly getting thicker, but length takes longer.. So I have a goal of how thick I would like it to become.
Is there anything that you hair hates?
Carol’s Daughter products.
Do you have any favorite hair products?
TRESemme conditioner! TRESemme conditioner! TRESemme conditioner! 😉 Shea Moisture Frizz Free Curl Mousse
Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mix, Hello Tight Curly Soft Defining Gel