How long have you been natural?
If I do not count the 9 months I transitioned, I have been natural for almost 3 years.
What made you decide to go natural?
Several of my friends were talking about going natural. I tried transitioning before truly understanding the process and lasted four months. I then did a little research, well a lot of research and slowly started to transition. I had to understand why I was doing it. I wanted healthy hair without using a lot of chemicals.
What is your current relationship with your hair?
My hair and I are homies…lol If I am good to it, it is good to me. Sometimes it has a mind of it’s own but I find that’s when I tend to get the most compliments.
What is the trick or technique you are most thankful for finding out about?
Detangling in the shower!!! My hair is really thick and I use to detangle after getting out of the shower. My hair would start to dry as I was working through it, resulting in a longer process.
While natural, what is the one biggest regret /mistake you made?
I do not have many regrets while being natural other than not doing it sooner. 🙂 I would say I should have found someone who specialized in natural hair early in my natural journey to better help with my transition.
What is the craziest hairstyle or treatment you have done to your hair?
I wore a roll and tuck mohawk I saw on youtube and lets say I was referenced to a dinosaur several times that day. Lol I think some people rock it really well but it was not for me.
What specific products can you not live without?
Even after being natural for almost 3 yrs, I still like trying different products. I would say my staple products are:
– olive oil Eco styler gel and silk elements straightedge for taming my edges
-beautiful textures tangle taming leave in conditioner and mixed silk by silk elements leave in conditioner (they smell nice and work well with most products)
-Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie and cantu Shea butter for naturals are cream based products assist with defining my twist outs and keeps my hair soft
-I like S curl spray no drip for moisturizing my puff
-As I Am has a great cowash that allows me to detangle my hair easily
There are so many products out there to use, you just have to find what works best for your hair.
What advice would you give to someone considering going natural?
Spend time getting to know your hair, do your research and be patient in the process. It’s just hair and it will grow back.
Where can we find out more info about you and your hair?
I am on Facebook at Lanisha Hunter or Lphunt3r onIinstagram