'I did the Big chop thrice' Mane Matters with Lecia

Hi Naturalitas.

Let's meet Lecia

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
Hello, my name is Lecia, just graduated from The University of  Lagos and awaiting service.

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
Natural is the best free gift aside life one can have.

When/why did you decide to go natural?
Well, I really can’t say specifically but I dreaded the creamy crack because I have a very tender scalp and I also had a very unmanageable hair so my last perm was on February the 12th and I continued to manage it by straightening because I thought it would revert back but the damage was done already as I suffered from excessive heat damage, last flat iron was on the 4th of August.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for 7 months though I BCed thrice in between to get the final weak ends out.

What was the experience like?
The experience from transitioning hasn’t been honestly smooth but I loved it and learnt a lot.

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
The fear of having unmanageable hair though relaxing was impossible because I just couldn’t suffer another scalp mishap, lol.

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
Deep conditioning over and over again.

What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
Friends and families couldn’t come to terms.

Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
So help me God, for the long haul.

There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
I smile and tell them they would change eventually.

What's your must have product and accessory?
Leave-in conditioner and shoe lace for my regular bun, lol.

What is your go-to style?
Bun or cinnamon-bun if the bobby pins decide to be loyal.

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Please love your hair and try to get rid of the raggedy ends fast dealing with both types of hair wasn’t nice but overall, stick to the regimen and product your hair loves.   

Where can we find you? Your social media platforms
Facebook: Akanbi Felicia, Instagram: Naturalecia.

Thanks for your time

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