1BlessedNatural Introduces Allycia Lee

Location: Florida

1. What made you decide to go natural?
I have two daughters, ages 2 and 4, who are obviously still natural. I made up in my mind that I will never relax their hair. I wanted them to stay natural until they decided to relax their own hair(which I hope is never!). That made me realize that I should set the example for them to love the hair that God gave them. This is actually my third time transitioning back to natural. The first two times I went back to relaxer within a few months. This time I transitioned for 7 months and then chopped all the relaxed ends off and haven't looked back! I wanted the long, thick, healthy hair I had in my childhood back and I am well on my way!

2. What were your friends and loved ones' reactions to your decision?
My parents never liked for us to cut our hair! So when I told them I big chopped they were a little upset. My mother wanted me to transition longer. But they both have been supportive of my decision. My family and friends have also been very supportive. Some may not like it, but they support it!

3. What is your current hair regimen?
I wash once a week. I usually do a hot oil treatment first, I like to use Africa's Best Herbal Oil. After that I shampoo, condition, and deep condition. I then add oil and my leave in. If I twist, I normally use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie or their Deep Treatment Masque. If I wash and go, I normally use SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Olive Oil Eco Styler gel.

4. What is your favorite hair style?
My favorite hairstyle is probably the PUFF! You can't go wrong with it! It's an easy go-to style, especially when you don't feel like doing anything "spectacular" to your hair!

5. What are your 3 favorite hair products?
My 3 favorite hair products are Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner, and Suave Almond and Shea butter shampoo/conditioner.

6. What is the most important thing that you have learned about going natural?
The most important thing I have learned is to not comb through my hair while it is dry! I always detangle with a wide tooth comb and wet hair! 

7. What advice do you have for someone who is thinking about going natural?
I would tell them to do as much research as possible! Get on YouTube, blogs, Facebook, etc. Find out the basic ways to care for your hair, especially if transitioning. The most important thing is to keep your hair moisturized. 

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You can follow Allycia's hair journey by visiting her on http://magnoliacurl.blogspot.com/ .

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