Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Transitioning Tale: Nikita's Story

Relaxed & Transitioning

A lovely diva by the name of Nikita agreed to share her hair journey with Protecting Your Crown and Glory. Having been relaxed for several years, Nikita decided to take the leap to transition to natural hair. Below is her story.
PYCAG: How long were you relaxed?
Nikita: I was relaxed for 12 years.

PYCAG: What inspired you to transition?
Nikita: I saw the versatility of natural hair; being able to wear hair curly or straight and instantly loved it. I wanted to be a part of a new movement of ladies stepping out of the box and going against the "norm" of black hair.

PYCAG: Why did you opt to slowly transition versus do the BC?
Nikita: I've always had short hair and I wanted to see what growth I could obtain if I decided to transition for a year. It's basically an experiment! I commend those who do the BC but I wanted to go against what would have been an obvious choice for me.

PYCAG: How are you caring for your hair during the transition process?
Nikita: I shampoo my hair once a week and co-wash twice a week. I do rinses after my workouts to get rid of the sweat and dirt. As for styles, I do twist-outs and wear my hair pressed. At night, I sleep in a satin bonnet to protect my hair.

PYCAG: What products are you currently using?
Nikita: I am currently using Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo, Nexxus Humectress Conditioner, and Carol's Daughter Hair Milk. My deep conditioners and other moisturizers are homemade with oils and other conditioners.

PYCAG: What are your hair care goals?
Nikita: The most important thing to me is to have healthy hair. Next is to gain thickness and lastly to gain length. I have decided to eliminate my hair length goal dates (i.e., obtain bra strap length by x date) because I feel like I am stressing over something so trivial!

Thank you, Nikita, for sharing your transitioning story with PYCAG. We wish you the best of luck on your hair care journey!

1 comment:

Avillacorta said...

Thx for sharing your experience and welcome to the natural hair club.