|Flat-ironed hair for a photoshoot|
|Sabrina sporting her relaxer|
How did your family and friends react to your choice? - Most of my friends didn't think I'd go through with it. They seemed to like my natural hair after a while though. My family loved my curls, but didn't think it "worked" for family functions. Basically they thought it was cute, but not pretty.
Did you do a big chop or did you transition? - I transitioned for a few months, and then I ended up doing the big chop earlier than I wanted to, as I explained earlier.
|After her big chop!|
|Pictured with Eric Roberson in February 2011|
So, what is your ultimate goal: Length or Curl Definition? Both. - My hair is mostly 3c with a little 4 thrown in the middle. The longer my hair gets, the more the curls stretch. I let the curls do what they want...I'll be satisfied when my hair touches my shoulders. It's growing so fast! My guess is by next year this time, my hair will be huge!
What do you LOVE about your curls? What do you wish you could change? - I love my waves. I love I can put a little gel and conditioner in my hair and it curls up. I wish I could change the shrinkage issue! I'm not confident wearing my hair out of it's secure poof because I hate the way it looks all shrunken up. I look like Al Sharpton.
What would you like to tell someone who's struggling on their natural journey? - I would tell them to be themselves. I was very insecure about what people would think about me. I'm a Florida girl, I love weaves, and shorts, and tank tops. I was afraid that my style would have to change with my hair. I thought I'd have to turn into a Bohemien, India Arie, Erykah Badu kinda girl. I realized, I'm not a hippie. I'm not Bohemian or Afro Centric by nature. I'm a classic girl. The only thing that changed was my hair. So be YOU. Wear your hair the way YOU want to wear it. Use the products that work for YOU. Don't try to be something you're not.