Meet Chicago native @Blkenchantress who recently attended this years AfroPunk festival in Brooklyn, NY. I met her online and asked if she’d like to share key points from her hair journey.
You attended AfroPunk this year, what was your experience?
It was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had in my life! I’ve lived in an urban neighborhood all my life and I have always been judged because of my style. Going to AfroPunk and seeing other people just like me almost made me cry because I finally felt accepted.
Your hair is colored, how do you maintain it?
I use so much Shea Moisture and olive oil and coconut oil, it’s so important to put moisture in your head after you dye it because the moisture has been stripped away and I have eczema on top of that I have to oil my scalp and hair at least 3 times a day.
Did you transition or do a big chop? Well, I had dreadlocks since I could remember so I had to pick those out but all my life I’ve been natural.
What advice can you give to other naturalistas?
Get in touch with other people who do natural hair because especially if you are just starting out you need a lot of help. You can’t use the wrong product and then screw up your hair then it’s a waste.
When buying hair products what’s the most important thing you look for?
Color safe! And that its Black owned, I like to buy Black as much as I can so if it has great reviews and if it has a argan oil I’m down.
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