Good HEAD: Double Trouble

17 Sep

The cutest set of twins we know!

Kendra
 Introduce yourself! 
 Kendra: So a little about myself, my name is Kendra. I am a senior at Howard University. I am a natural girl on a quest to have long, healthy hair which is something I have never achieved with a relaxer.
Ashley: My name is Ashley and I attend Virginia Commonwealth University. I love food, traveling, and all things girly.
How long have you been natural?
Kendra: I have been fully natural for almost a year and a half (and loving every second)!
Ashley: I have been fully natural for ten months strong.
Did you transition or big chop?
Kendra: I transitioned for about 7 and a half months. During my transition I did not practice the most healthy hair care. I often straightened my hair. Eventually the two textures became too much to handle and I opted to get braids. Once I took the braids down my hair was a tangled mess! I could not transition any longer and the day after, on March 17, 2011, I big chopped!
Ashley
Two things inspired me to transition: my sister and the beautiful naturals on my campus.
Ashley: I transitioned for a little over a year before I finally parted ways with my relaxed tresses. I transitioned with braids and low manipulation styles and occasionally straightening.
What’s your regimen?
Kendra: I wash my hair once a week using Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo (pink bottle). I follow that up with Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Hair Masque as my conditioner or deep conditioner. After washing and conditioning I set my hair for a style using Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in, an oil, and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.  At night I twist my hair to keep it stretched with minimal tangles. If I ever want a sleek look I use EcoStyler Gel to smooth down my edges.I do have a pretty consistent regimen, however,  I am always trying new products.
Ashley: My hair regimen is very similar to my sister’s. Lately I have been experimenting with deep conditioning before a wash session. My hair loves thick and creamy products and low manipulation styles. My go to style is a twistout.
Did going natural change your personal style?
Kendra: I would say going natural has made me more confident which in turn made my style more confident. I like to wear bright colors and bold accessories to match my big hair!
Ashley: Going natural hasn’t changed my personal style. It has enhanced it though. Since my hair is so versatile I can tailor my hair to whatever I’m wearing that day.
If your hair could talk what would it say?
Kendra: “Thank you for getting to know me!”
I am not bashing relaxers in any way. I mean I had one for a very long time. But I am grateful I got the chance to really get to know MY hair and accept it for what it is, kinks and all.
Ashley: “Wash me!”
School is getting real already!
Do you consider yourself a Knotty Girl? And why?
Kendra: Yes I definitely do! I am a confident, free-spirited person. I accept myself for who I am and I definitely love life. I try to challenge myself to be a better person every day.
Ashley: Of course I consider myself a knotty girl. I go against the norm and I am learning more about myself and my hair all the time.
What do you love most about your good head?(Hair Everyone Adores Desires)
Kendra: I love my good head because it makes me stand out in the crowd. I love the versatility of natural hair! I am enjoying every step of the journey.

Ashley:
I love my good head because it is very unique to me. My hair is different from my sister’s and any other natural’s and I love that. No one can be a better you than you!

Aren’t they just adorable? share your thoughts below.

One Response to “Good HEAD: Double Trouble”

  1. Torre December 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Hey Ashley and Kendra its Torre from UB and ive decided to go natural, not ready for the BC yet, but didnt expect to see you guys on here.

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