Sheyenne's Hair JourneyJourney
WHY DID I GO NATURAL?
Ever since I was a little girl, I always admired straight hair, and deep down I was repulsed by my own hair. I wanted it to be long and very straight like Caucasians. So when my mom gave me perms as early as the age of 6, I didn’t mind. It was only when my Dad didn’t feel like doing my hair, (because he literally didn’t know how), when I was 8 years old he said, “ You gone wear yo hair in an afro like Michael Jackson.” To my surprise, I liked my hair in an afro and appreciated it’s fluffiness. My peers also seemed to like it too.
Then I started to wear my hair in braids and that kept my hair in good condition. My mother suggested I get locs like my grandma. I supported the idea because I was like yeah, locs are cool. So I wore locs to school and the kids roasted me. I got mad and became embarrassed, so I didn’t return to it. After that in the years to come, I did short cuts, and wore braids all the way up to my junior year. So when senior year came I was like F*%# it, I’m just going to wear my hair natural. I needed to embrace my real self and evolve. I’ve been natural for almost two years now. I can definitely say I wouldn’t ever go back.
GO TO STYLE
I like to do the defined coils with a part on my left side. First, I just wet my hair up with a spray bottle. Then I take this twisting cream and gel, and just individually coil my hair around my finger. Next, I add some oil on my hair so it doesn’t get hard but becomes soft and moisturized. Lastly, if I’m really lazy I just put on a scarf and leave my hair out in the front .
Every two weeks I wash my hair with shampoo and conditioner. Then I would put oil on the roots. I just kinda comb it with a wide tooth comb and just let it air dry. I don’t deep condition, though I should start doing that. In the morning I just put some oil on it. At night I put some oil on it again and then tie my hair up with a scarf.