Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Transitioning Tale: Chaunee's Story

A beautiful diva by the name of Chaunee recently began her transition from relaxed to natural. Protecting Your Crown and Glory asked her a few questions regarding her journey thus far, and this is what she had to say:

PYCAG: How long were you relaxed?
Chaunee: Since I was 8, so I would say about 12 years.

PYCAG: What inspired you to go natural?
Chaunee: My top two reasons would be the beauty and versatility of natural hair. I also recognized that ladies (and men) with natural hair had longer, healthier hair.

PYCAG: How long have you been transitioning?
Chaunee: Six months as of June 22, 2009.

PYCAG: Why did you opt to slowly transition vs. do the BC?
Chaunee: I like length, and I've never been one to really rush into anything.

PYCAG: What is your current regimen and or how do you plan to care for your natural hair?
Chaunee: My current regimen consists of a co-wash and a shampoo/deep conditioning treatment once a week; I usually co-wash on Wednesday and shampoo/deep condition my hair on Saturday. I use heat-free transitioning styles such as bantu knot-outs, braidouts, twist outs, half wigs, and kinky twists. In the past I heavily relied on curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers, but I have yet to use them since my transition.

PYCAG: What products are you currently using?
Chaunee: Cantu Shea butter, Hawaiian silky 14-in-1, Eco styler gel, and Tresemme moisture rich shampoo and conditioner. For my deep conditioner I use a mix I found on YouTube using avocado, mayo, baking soda, coconut oil, and Jojoba oil. If I don't have the avocado, I'll use my favorite conditioner and baking soda thanks to KinkyKurlyQueen and Sheacocoaluv.

Thank you, Chaunee, for sharing your transitioning story with us. We wish you much luck on your hair care journey!

For more information regarding Chaunee's transition, visit


klb said...

this was a great post! thx

Avillacorta said...

Love reading everyones stories. Makes me feel better going through the process.

Miyako Nicole said...

I enjoy reading the transitioning tales. I'm glad to know that I don't have to BC. Like Chaunee I'm in it for the long haul, it has been just 4 months. But I am determined. Thanks and keep these inspiring and movitating stories coming.