This week we are featuring Ronekia. She is a nurse, a wife, and mother. She also happens to be my sister-in-law. Isn’t she beautiful.?! She wanted to share her natural hair journey with you all. I hope you enjoy!
Name and where are you from?
Ronekia from Woodville, MS but lives in Baton Rouge, LA.
When did you go natural?
My last relaxer was September 2010.
What prompted you to go natural?
I had my daughter in April 2009. She was born with a head full of beautiful curls. Once I saw her hair I knew I would never relax it. So it made me want to see what my natural hair looked like. I really didn’t know, since I had a relaxer singe the age of 4. I used to love doing braid outs on my hair way before I ever thought of going natural.
Did you big chop? Why or why not?
I did not big chop because I have always had long hair, mid-back length every since I can remember. I have only had my hair cut in layers, long layers at that. I transitioned for almost 2 years. I cut off the rest of my relaxed ends July 2012. I got so frustrated one day with trying to style my hair, that I told my mom to just cut it. I was scared and relieved at the same time.
Her straight hair before her cut:
The last of her relaxed ends…gone!
What is your regimen?
My current regimen is to wash weekly with Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo and follow with there Shea Moisture’s conditioner or Aussie Moist Conditioner. I detangle with a wide tooth comb and the tangle teezer. I rinse about 90% of the conditioner out. I use a terry cloth to dry my hair until damp. I style my hair with Motions Define My Curls Creme and Eco Styler olive oil gel by raking the products through my hair. I allow my hair to air dry. This style last one week.
I’m still trying out products but I have to have Eco styler olive oil gel. It works wonders for defining my curls and smoothing my edges.
What is your favorite thing about being natural?
I love the freedom of not worrying about getting my hair wet, trying not to scratch my scalp if its close to relaxer time, and not having dandruff anymore.
Who is your celebrity hair crush?
Elle Varner and Mahogany Curls. Their hair is gorgeous and have a swag about it that I love.
Who is your regular hair crush?
My daughter. Her hair is flawless to me!
(my beautiful niece)
Thanks Ronekia for sharing. Love you.