Naturals To Know: ChakaKhanian
1 How long have you been a natural? Did you transition? If so, how?
March made 3 years natural for me. I transitioned for 5 months, then I big chopped.
2 Describe your hair in three words.
Frizzy, curly, creative.
3 What is your hair routine? What products do you use?
Right now, my hair’s in two strand twists. Since it’s getting longer, I have been back wearing my hair in braidouts. Here are my current routine and products:
I wash / condition with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil products. To shampoo, I dilute a capful of the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo in a spray bottle. I shake the mixture, then apply to soaking wet hair.
To freshen bed head, I use a herbal tea mixture of blue malva, horsetail andlavender. I make it by using a coffee maker. To keep this mixture longer, I mix it with 1/8 of vitamin e oil and 1/4 of Elasta QP’s H2 leave-in conditioner and shake well.
I also started back using Elasta QP Breakage Control Serum due to the indirect heat damage I’ve suffered.
4 Name one thing that you learned about your hair after becoming a natural.
I learned that natural hair is resilient and that it can be surprising at times.
5 Where else can we find you online?
6 A final word of advice for new naturals?
Have fun and know that frustration may occur, but it will fade once you understand your natural hair more.
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