'Natural hair is healthy hair' Mane Matters with Vera

Hi Naturalistas

How is the week going?

Happy new month of September in advance.

Meet Vera

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
My Name is Vera and I own an online business.

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
Natural Hair equals healthy hair...

 When/why did you decide to go natural?

I returned natural in 2015. Honestly, the only reason I did was because I was just tired of the creamy crack. I needed something different so I thought to join the movement. Lol.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for 10 months. 

What was the experience like?
Oh honestly, it wasn't fun. Many times I would tell my sister "I think am gon' perm my hair next week".. but then I held on.. I remember one time I asked my friend who has been natural before me, if I could texturize my hair and still maintain its natural state. I was so disappointed to hear that I couldn't. So I started doing lots of braids (ensuring my edges are not harshly pulled though) and with that, I passed that stage..

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
How to manage my very hard texture . it wasn't 'fear' so to speak. it was a major  concern.

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like? 
Yes. I  moisturize and seal every 2 days. Co wash and deep condition weekly and protein treatment monthly.

What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
Lol None!

Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
It's definitely forever! Am not going back to that chemical.

There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
I simply respond "He loves it like this"

What's your must have product and accessory?
Leave in conditioner and Bobby Pins

What is your go-to style?
Quick puff to the rescue!

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
 It's definitely not going to be all rosy. you will be tempted to perm it. But don't! it gets better, seriously after sometime, you will begin to enjoy it.

Where can we find you? Your social media platforms…
Kingschat and Instagram @verawealth
Tress - @verawealth
Facebook - Vera Sam Alphonsus 

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Enjoy the rest of the week


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