Nappy Go Lucky

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This page is the place where ideas and views on hair care can be exchanged and verbalized.

“I want to know my hair again, the way I knew it before I knew that my hair is me, before I lost the right to me, before I knew that the burden of beauty-or lack of it- for an entire race of people could be tied up with my hair and me.”- Paulette Caldwell, “A Hair Piece” (2000:275)

Jonna is a style, beauty and lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, event coordinator, and wife. She writes on to share her passion for natural hair, health, style, beauty and events. From healthy eating to product reviews, hair style tutorials to makeup looks, budget- friendly fashion to event recaps – Jonna covers that and more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What is your name? ” tab_id=”1532765158922-7cf1e7f9-76d8″][vc_column_text]Jonna[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”How long have you been transitioning or been fully natural?” tab_id=”1532765159034-5ed43868-a845″][vc_column_text]I transitioned for 5 months starting in July 2008, and I’ve been fully natural since Dec 2008[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”If you are a transitioner, how long do you plan on transitioning? ” tab_id=”1532765219362-f41010be-d15f”][vc_column_text]I had planned on transitioning for a year, but my hair had another plan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”Why did you decide to transition or become a natural?” tab_id=”1532765218724-09e0ed89-acbd”][vc_column_text]I was trying to improve my overall health, and had heard about all of the adverse effects of chemical relaxers.  So I decided to become a natural to eliminate the use of chemical relaxers.  I also began to notice and admire the versatility and uniqueness of natural hair and wanted to see what my natural hair would look like.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What products do you use (or did you use) (Include shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, moisturizer, sealant, and styler if applicable)?” tab_id=”1532765218028-d209dfbd-8ecc”][vc_column_text]As a natural hair blogger, I’m always trying new products and most of them I do enjoy.  But if I never received another product to try, here’s what I think I would use consistently:

Shampoo – EDEN Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo

Conditioner – Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner

Deep Conditioner – EDEN Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner, Shea Moisture Anti-Breakage Masque, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Leave-in Conditioner/Moisturizer – Karens Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia, Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Hair Milk, CURSL Leave-in Conditioner, EDEN BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Hair Milk

Sealant – Jamaican Black Caster Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Carol’s Daughter Lisa’s Hair Elixir,

Styler – EcoStyler w/Argan Oil or w/Olive Oil, Ampro Pro Style Olive Oil Gel, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, CURLS Curl Soufflé, EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Pudding Soufflé[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What is your hair care routine? ” tab_id=”1532765217379-15a5b2e9-1ef6″][vc_column_text]I cleanse my scalp once (or twice) a week due to a scalp condition that causes overproduction of sebum, which results in major buildup on my scalp.  Whenever I cleanse, I condition, detangle and style.  I also deep conditioner every 1-2 weeks.  I dust or trim my ends every 3-4 months.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”How do (or did) you deal with the two different textures?” tab_id=”1532765216746-3c57145f-aaf7″][vc_column_text]I didn’t deal with two different textures very well at all, which is why I only transitioned for 5 months.  By the time I big chopped, my hair was a matted mess.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What are some of your favorite natural hairstyles (Please include pictures, as many as you would like!)” tab_id=”1532765216149-e16a5e78-e198″][vc_column_text]Twist outs on wet or dry hair, Bantu knot outs on dry hair, wash n go’s, buns[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What is (or was) the hardest part of your natural hair journey?” tab_id=”1532765215490-d9661bbf-66ca”][vc_column_text]The hardest part was my attempt at transitioning because I really didn’t know what else to do except to stop relaxing.  Also, the first year after big chopping was a challenge because I prefer long hair so I had to deal with my own feelings about how I looked as well as learning what worked for my hair texture and curl pattern.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section icon=”fa-question-circle” title=”What tips/suggestions do you have for other transitioners or already natural hair women?” tab_id=”1532765214845-9503278e-16e2″][vc_column_text]For transitioners, I would suggest learning how to care for your natural hair and treating all of your hair as if you were already natural.  Also learn styles that will work for the two textures.  And being ready to accept whatever hair texture or curl pattern you will have, because it may not be the texture that you dream of.  For women that are natural, understand that you will go thru a process of trying different products that may or may not work for your hair.  Use your best judgment based on product reviews, product pricing, etc. to help narrow down what you are going to purchase to try, and try to attend natural hair events where product samples might be included.  Also, know that people will always feel the need to comment on decision you make, and going natural is included.  So take peoples comments and questions with a grain of salt – some people are sincerely curious, some just don’t know what’s appropriate to say, and then others are just downright rude.  Be confident in your decision and you can deal with that.  Lastly, if you are unsure of what to do with your hair or are having issues with your hair, seek the assistance of a professional natural hair stylist, licensed cosmetologist, or even a physician for certain issues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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