When/Why did you decide to go natural? DeJama: I decided to go natural in January, 2012. My mom was actually in her transition and I thought I would join her. Even though I had only been relaxed for less than 3 years my natural hair texture was an absolute blur to me.
How long have you been natural & is being natural what you expected?
DeJama: I have been natural a little over two years now. When I initially decided to go natural I had no idea what to expect but I am loving everyone moment of the journey. Yes it has its ups and downs like anything else but its totally worth it.
What stage are you at in your natural hair journey & how did you transition?
DeJama: I am currently at armpit length (apl) in my natural hair journey. My hair texture has three different curl patterns throughout. The back of my hair is 4A as it is tightly coiled, the front 3C and the crown is 3A. My hair is low in porosity and thick. I transitioned for approximately 10 months by mostly doing buns and a few other protective styles in between. Then on December 5th, 2012 I did an impromptu big chop. What are some struggles your natural hair presented for you ? DeJama: The biggest struggle natural hair presented me was finding ways to style my hair in my early stages. But now I have got a handle on things. Did you ever feel like you had to compensate for being natural? DeJama: Thankfully I have never felt that I needed to compensate for being natural by wearing make-up or even dressing up. My natural hair actually adds to my look, it completes me. I am known for rocking my hair in all sorts of funky styles which makes me who I am. What are some words of wisdom/advice/ or inspiration you have for any one that may be considering following in your foot steps in to the natural world? DeJama: My advice to anyone considering stepping into to the natural world is to be patient throughout your journey. And remember that healthy hair is more important than length.
Where can you be found via social media?
Facebook: All About Kinky Curly Hair
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.