Letitia DeLaine is a natural hair enthusiast! Read more about her natural hair journey, her lengthy regimen and her words of wisdom for those wanting to do the big chop!
How did your natural hair journey begin?
My journey was sort of an accident. I was a poor broke college student and couldn’t afford to get a relaxer! A few of my friends were already natural so after about 6 months without a relaxer I decided “Hey, why not?” I was going to graduate college soon and figured new hair would go well with my new chapter in life. Six years later I’m still natural!
My hair is a 3C – curly in the back and on one side, wavy on the other side and doing whatever it wants in the middle!
Three hair products you can’t live without. Go.
It’s hard for me to pick just three because I’m a product JUNKIE! But, I could never and will never live without Kinky Curly Knot Today – BEST detangler ever, Cantu Leave In Conditioning Cream – great for a co-wash, curly fro/ponytail, twistout, and anything else, and Shea Moisture Curl Milk – always refreshes old hair and brings it back to life!
What is your current hair care/styling regimen? Any special treatments?
I usually wear my hair in a twist-out. It’s easy to do, lasts for days, and give me a natural style while still looking “professional”.
There may be some readers who aspire to take the plunge into the natural hair world. Any words of wisdom?
To anyone thinking about being natural – JUST DO IT! I LOVE being natural! It takes more work and time than I ever thought it would but it is ALWAYS worth it! My hair has NEVER been healthier. Stick with it because it may not always be easy but it’s an amazing journey. There are so many products and resources available now that weren’t available when I first started my journey. And everywhere you look there is another natural sister willing to give you advice. Also, love YOUR hair. I had to get over my hair envy and accept MY hair and what works for MY hair. Lastly, natural hair is not meant to “look perfect.” It’s art. It’s an expression of you….so I always think the bigger the better!!
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