Name: Lisa C.
Living in: South Florida
Natural Since: 2009
|Lisa sporting a Big Chop in 2009|
KiK: Why did you decide to go natural?
Lisa: Combination of being tired of my relaxing my hair and in support of a very dear friend of mine who was diagnosed with cancer.
|Lisa's hair before the big chop|
KiK: Why did you choose to big chop?
Lisa: My hair was already short so it was an easy decision to cut off the relaxer. I wore a Halle Berry cut for a long time so I was used to having short hair.
|Lisa's growing afro|
KiK: What is your regimen now?
Lisa: My preference right now is wash n goes since I have found the perfect product for that, which is Xtreme Gel. However from time to time I will do twist-outs. I do not use direct heat as I suffered heat damage in 2010 and had to start all over. I shampoo at least twice a month; I wash my hair every week - co-wash when not using shampoo; I DC (deep condition) twice a month. From time to time I do protein treatments depending on how my hair feels. I do not do protective styles as my hair is on the thin side so I try as much as possible not to put too much tension on my scalp.
|Lisa's hair is considered thin natural hair|
KiK: Have there been any specific challenges with your natural hair?
Lisa: My ends have been the most challenging part of my hair. They tend to get bushy and appear to be bad ends. I was recently told that they're not and I should stop cutting. I just hate the way they look at times. I am trying to get better at sealing those ends so that they don't look so raggedy to me LOL.
|Lisa's natural hair|
KiK: I agree. I don't really notice any bushy ends. Now I'm subbed to you on YouTube so I know you are a product junkie. LOL. Nevertheless, can you name your three favourite products?
Lisa: Wow, 3 favs? That's gonna be tough....
- Xtreme Gel
- Darcy's Pumpkin Seed Conditioner
- Deva Curl Heaven In Hair
|Lisa's thin hair can still apear thick when styled|
KiK: Cool. So what is the one thing you wish you knew when you just started your natural hair journey?
Lisa: I wish I knew that natural hair will naturally be dry. I was on the search for that perfect product which initiated the whole product junky-jism. Now I understand is not about the product as much as it's your hair regimen.
|Lisa's fabulous wash n' go|
KiK: So true! Thanks for doing this interview. Where online can we keep up with your hair journey?
Lisa: I can be found on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all under the same name: blueottlisa