1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Janet Yeboah and I'm from Ghana. I live in the U.S.
2. What is your hair type?
I don't follow the mainstream hair typing system because I feel it's irrelevant to the health of your hair. Knowing your hair's texture, density, and porosity is more important in knowing how to care for your hair and what products to use. I have kinky corse texture, medium density, and low porosity hair.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I big chopped on December 6th, 2014. I decided to return natural because my relaxed hair was never healthy so I started researching on how to achieve and maintain healthy hair and I came across natural hair videos on YouTube and fell in love. I also learned about the harmful effects of relaxers on our hair and body and from that moment, I knew I wanted to grow my natural hair.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing was trying to get the people around me to also understand and accept my natural hair.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I wash and deep condition my hair every 2 weeks and I moisturize every 2 days or whenever my hair feels dry using the L.C.O. method.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I usually have my hair in twists or braids the night before so in the morning, I just unravel, fluff, and go.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I usually re-twist/re-braid and cover with my satin scarf at night. Or if I'll be doing a puff or updo the next day, I simply put my hair in about 5 loose puffs and over with my satin bonnet.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Yes. I blow dry and trim every 3 months.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Yes. I'll say once or twice a year during the winter months.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I rarely use a Denman brush. I finger detangle during the week and use a Wide-tooth comb on wash days.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes. I installed box braids when I was relaxed and most of my hair broke off after taking them out. That motivated me even more to go natural so I cut the thin ends off and transitioned to natural hair.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Accepting and loving your hair in whatever texture, shape or form, healthy diet and drinking lots of water, keeping hair moisturized and trimmed when needed.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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