Hola Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone
Well, we have another treat for you and definitely an inspiration for those who are considering going natural. Meet Destinee Gentry, a beautiful mother of a handsome son with a true joyous energy for life. Not only is she beautiful, but Destinee is an extremely humourous woman and many times you will catch her FB laughter of 'bwahahahahaha!!!' I love that about a person..someone who is funny but also serious and handles their business...so, let's hear what Destinee has to say..Enjoy!
I've Got A Story..Destinee Gentry
1. What inspired you to go natural?
~I’ve always THOUGHT about going natural, but could never really bring myself to do it! LOL!!! Finally one day after watching YouTube and witnessing plenty of beautiful naturals such as you….I just thought “WHY NOT? It shouldn’t be that bad right???? I mean what’s the worst that could happen?” LOL! I then began to transition, which only lasted for two weeks! Ha! I started to cut my hair and it was AWFUL! I had to go to the barbershop immediately, which is what I wanted anyway! LOL! I was READY! I got in that chair like a BIG GIRL! Off my hair went! I was sooooo proud! I felt empowered, beautiful, strong, and BRAVE!
2. How long have you been a beautiful natural?
~I have been completely natural for 7MONTHS this month! Whoooohoooooo! Loving every bit of it! #teamnatural
3. In regards to natural hair, do you feel as though the same stigmas of hair type exist, for example, do you hear people use the term 'good hair' or 'good grade of hair' in regards to certain hair textures?
~ABSOLUTELY!!!! However, I must admit that it’s only from people who aren’t actually natural, or haven’t done research on “Natural Hair” or hair period for that matter. You know many of us have different textures of hair, but I honestly feel that that doesn’t determine whether your hair is “good” or “bad.” Any type of hair whether fine or course is “good” hair…and the only time I would actually classify anyone else’s hair as “bad” is well…..NEVER. Some people’s hair may need a little more TLC to get it on track, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad….All hair is good hair in my eyes!
4. Do you feel as though most black men are supportive to natural hair? How about other nationalities?
~Welllllllllllllllllllllll……..I will say that more black men are coming around. Some black men aren’t quite as accepting to the idea and that’s fine….however, I have met a few black men that are ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with NATURAL HAIR! That’s refreshing too! Personally, since I’ve been natural, I’ve had a lot of white males compliment me more than blacks, which is cool too! I’ve also had guys of all nationalities ask to just “TOUCH” my hair! LOLOLOL! I find that totally hilarious! MY MAN, (who happens to be black) was kind of skeptical at first and a little jealous (of my waves) hehehehehehe, has been riding with me since the day I BC’d ! He now loves it and asks me on the regular, “How are you going to wear your hair today?” LOL!
5. How do you maintain such beautiful coils?
My regimen is pretty SIMPLE! I’m NOT a product junkie whatsoever! Since I’ve been natural, I’ve only had three primary products; Herbal Essence Totally Twisted, Eco Styler Gel Olive-Oil (in which now I’m starting to hear bad things about) and Cantu Leave In Conditioner! I co-wash my hair every 3 days or whenever I feel it’s getting “about that time”, and I normally try not to shampoo my hair at all (every 2-3 months). I loooove to condition my hair and keep WATER on DECK! I do believe that WATER has played a tremendous part in healthiness of my hair. I just recently incorporated ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) and Shea Moisture Products (love love love) into my regimen. Less to me is more, or at least that’s what works for me. I don’t run out and purchase a product every time someone throws a suggestion in the air. I WOULD BE BROKE! LOL! Basically, keeping it simple and letting my hair do what it wants sometimes is how I keep my coils FLY!
6. Do you have any words of wisdom to pass on to others striving for a natural lifestyle?
~ HEY YOU! YEAH YOU! THE ONE WHO IS THINKING OF GOING NATURAL BUT IS TOO AFRAID! YES YOU! JUST GO FOR IT! MY NAME IS DESTINEE AND IT’S ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE AND TRUST ME…MY HAIR IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME! LOL! Seriously, don’t be afraid to come on over to this side! You will still be the beautiful, smart, intelligent, FLY, sassy, jazzy woman you’ve always been…you will just be ALLLLLL NATURAL while doing so! HAPPY GROWING #TEAMNATURAL
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