Sydnye is a friend of Shari’s. I’m happy to have her on BGLH :)
Where are you from and what do you do?
S: I’m from Houston, Texas. I have a PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences. I’m an early childhood mental health consultant.
When did you go natural?
S: 2002. I never liked having my hair chemically straightened. I stopped relaxing my hair a few years before that. When I got the courage to chop it off I never went back.
Shari tells me you’ve had locks before. Why did you make the transition to free-strands?
S: I had locks for 3.5 years. I cut them when I felt maintenance started to take too much of my time because I did them myself.
I have worn all styles of braids since I was a child; cornrows to micros… My aunt braided my hair from 0-18 years. I used to change my hair style all the time. I am not fearful of cutting my hair.
What style do you love to rock?
S: I wear my hair in styles that do not require frequent professional styling. I am active and I swear a lot. I don’t like styles that interfere with my lifestyle.
What do you use in your hair?
S: This is an ongoing battle. When I find the right products, I will tell the world! When I had locks, I really liked the way the mango lime products held my locks.
Do you prefer natural to relaxed?
S: Natural. My last chemical burn was the last straw.
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