Let’s travel to the United States of America, South Carolina to be exact. Meet 39-year-old Kimberly Lawson and hear about her hair journey so far.
Special Kinks (SK): How long have you been natural or transitioning?
Kimberly: 2 years
SK: Why did you decide to go natural?
Kimberly: I decided to go natural after noticing that my hair was thinning.
SK: Why did you choose to big chop or transition?
Kimberly: I transitioned, only because my hair was cut in a short style, which made it easier to transition.
SK: How easy or difficult was it in the beginning stages when you chopped or started your transition?
Kimberly: It was fairly easy …
SK: What is your hair regimen?
Kimberly: I really have no regimen. I wash my hair every two weeks, sometimes every week depending on what style I’m wearing.
SK: What is your favourite oil?
Kimberly: No special oil, but I do use Fructis Sleek and Shine.
SK: Name your favourite products.
Kimberly: I love Crème of Nature Strength & Shine leave in conditioner.
SK: How easy or difficult is it sourcing products that you love to use on your hair where you live or reside?
Kimberly: It’s very easy to find products here in the city where I live.
SK: What is your favourite style?
Kimberly: I absolutely love the flexi rod set
SK: Do you do protective styles?
Kimberly: I do protective styles 85% of the time. My work schedule requires me to wake up at 3:30 am… so there is little to no time to do my hair every morning. I wear crochet hairstyles the majority of the time. I can wash my hair and get to my scalp, which is why I love the synthetic hair.
SK: Tell me about a great hair day or a bad hair day in short, or about a liked or frustrating feature about your hair.
Kimberly: A great hair day is when I flexi rod my hair at night and the results in the morning actually put a smile on my face. I love that my hair is now very thick and it’s pretty easy to manage without a lot of heat.
SK: How do you detangle?
Kimberly: I normally spray the leave-in conditioner and comb my hair. It doesn’t tangle at all.
SK: What would you say to employers and teachers out there who think that natural hair is not for the office or the classroom, respectively?
Kimberly: I think that your hair is a reflection of who you are in the inside.
SK: Describe your hair in one word, and why?
Kimberly: My hair is ambiguous… it changes from day to day.
SK: Name something outrageous or edgy or just different you would love to try with your hair but have not had the guts to try YET!
Kimberly: I think I have tried about every style… I would love to try sisterlocks though but I love change and wouldn’t want to be stuck with a style.
Thank you Kimberly for sharing!