Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Natural Beauty: Trulibeauti



1. Why did you decide to go natural?
Honestly, before I even knew anything about being natural, I wanted to change my “style” because of a break-up. I know, I know, sad but I wanted to get a new look so he could “see what he was missing.” I was going to cut my hair short like Monica. Funny, right? Anywhoo, I began searching YT and came across xGOLDn’s page and noticed that she kept talking about transitioning. I followed her and began to follow others and just decided to transition to natural instead.

2.  How long have you been natural?
I have been natural 1yr and 2 months

3. When did you do your Big Chop or did you Transition?
I started transitioning November 2009 and did my big chop May 20th, 2010.

4. What has been your greatest struggle since becoming natural?
I dyed my hair the week after doing the BC. And I have kept it dyed the entire time. So, as you can imagine, I struggle with constant dryness. I have to keep my hair moisturized! I dealt with breakage early on because I wasn’t used to maintaining my hair so much with they dye. As a relaxed girl, I never liked my hair to be “greasy” and I associated putting all that oil in my hair to having a “greasy” head. I have learned what my hair needs and I am better at keeping it moisturized now.

5. What is your routine?
  • I co- wash my hair 3x a month on Fridays and Mondays (if I forgot to on Friday)
  • I shampoo my hair 1x a month on the same days.
  • I deep-condition my hair when I shampoo
  • I moisturize (Coconut Oil, Leave-In Condish and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie) and pamper my hair after each co-wash and shampoo.
  • I two-strand twist my hair OR use the Pineapple Method before I go to bed.
  • I re-moisturize using only the Coconut Oil (on my ends) on Wednesdays. 



6. What are your favorite products?
  • Coconut Oil 
  •  Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie 
  •  As I Am- Coconut CoWash 
  •  As I Am- Leave In 
  •  Plain ol’ water

    7. Did you have the support of your Family and Friends?
    My dad didn’t like it at first because it was so short but now, people cant keep their hands out of my hair and they love it!

    8. What would be your advice to someone who is thinking about going natural?
    Embrace the journey! All the bad hair days, and the days when you wish your hair looked like hers. :) This is one of the most important journeys that you will take in your life. The first year goes by fast, so live IN each day. Take pictures of your journey, blog about it, do what you can because I promise you that there is another woman out there considering going natural or who is already natural, that needs you! You are beautiful! You are lovely! Your hair does not define you; it enhances how beautiful you already are!

    Check Trulibeauti out on YouTube Twitter, and Trulibeauti.Blogspot.

    3 comments:

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. Blessings!
    LaChristin

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