What’s your name and where do you live.
Hi my name is Janice and I live in Weston-super-Mare, Bristol in England.
How would you describe your hair and texture?
I went natural December 2010 after transitioning unknowingly since March that year.
I guess the Chris Rock documentary ‘Good Hair” challenged me. I don’t even think I watched it all but I just remember watching him on TV shows on YouTube talking about it. What I asked myself was, why am I more comfortable with extensions? Why did I decide to relax my hair in the first place and finally , What’s wrong with the hair God created me with?
I had a total mindset shift of realising how society and the mainstream had convinced me to be less of who I truly and naturally should be.
How do you take care of your hair?
My hair is 4a/4b type. I don’t really know. All I know is compared to when I was a younger, my hair is now soft and fluffy and loooves water!
I twist my hair almost every night (almost). I don’t use too much products on it and finger comb it when detangling. I’m currently doing the CG method (no shampoo just conditioner cleansing) and my hair texture has improved immensely to more defined curls.
What are your words of inspiration to our readers?
Since I become natural, I have noticed that I really don’t care for people’s opinions. The natural journey is so diverse and for me I found that other people thought I had a problem for going natural. “Don’t you have enough money to relax your hair?” , “Your hair will never grow” , “Is everything ok at home” and to top it off, I had a family member at my house and they brought a texturiser as a gift !!
Fast forward to now, the natural hair movement has developed and people are more accepting but my point is how amazing is it to live in your skin and to top it off, embrace the natural curls that have been frowned upon for so many years by people who were born in it ! We are all beautiful and what I love the most is that although natural hair doesn’t define me, it has set me free
So if you have embarked on the Natural hair journey, don’t give up! For some , it’s not really about the hair but realising your inner beauty and confidence in stepping out of the status quo
I recently started my own Youtube channel you can find it here: Janice Naturalé
Lovely Inspiring words Janice, thank you so much!
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