Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Chrissy
Hi I’m Chrissy! I’m 26 and from Newark , NJ. My primary job is being a mother to the most beautiful 4yr old boy in the world. I currently work for my family’s company as their business development coordinator and bartend on the weekends for extra income. In between all of those things I am working on building myself as brand via social media and YouTube. My passion is people and I am working to get a platform to reach and inspire as many people as possibe. I’ve been natural for a little almost 6 years now and I am never going back!!
My natural transition story is pretty funny. I had been getting doobies religiously for YEARS . I was going so regularly that I would never do my own hair. Once my hair got dirty I would go right back. I started getting perms less and less because I was noticing that my new growth would straighten just as good as my permed hair. One day, after washing my hair myself for whatever reason, I went to the doobie salon with my curly fro. They tried to charge me $40 instead of the $20 they had charged me just the week before. When I asked why, they said because I needed a perm. I got SO UPSET because I felt like I was being discriminated against, that I literally walked out with my hair still dripping from just getting it washed. That was 6 years ago and I never looked back once. Soon after, I cut my permed hair off and wore a cute bob and I’ve been natural ever since.
Top three products and prices.
Trader Joe’s Virgin Coconut Oil- $15
Kinky Curly Curling Custard- $16
OGX’s Kukui Oil Frizz Defying Curl Cream- $8
Fave go to hairstyle.
I’m a wash and go kind of girl !
If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
If I had to give my hair a name, her name would me Jesse because it’s short like a boy’s cut but still very feminine..it’s very unisex . Not to mention “Uncle Jessie” from Full House had the most amazing hair lol
If you hair is colored what do you use to do so?
I’ve had my hair colored one time , and I can’t even remember what kind of dye the stylist used.
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
TRY THAT SHIT ! Ever since shaving all of my hair off last year, I’m not afraid to try any style. From braids, to shaved heads, I’ve tried it all! With each fear you face, you become more confident.
Any advice to the natural newbies?
Don’t get too caught up in having perfect hair! Don’t obsess over your hair pattern or the length. Take care of your hair and have FUN with it. If you’re going through an awkward stage, don’t hide, embrace it. You’ll be surprised at how much you will grow as a person by simply accepting your hair for what it is.
When I first shaved all of my hair off and was trying to get used to it, I had many moments of insecurity with my new look. My greatest compliment was having someone tell me how gorgeous I was with a short cut and they went and shaved their head as well. I could not believe it.
Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because I have learned how important it is to embrace every single part of me as I am. Rocking my natural naturally, allows me to worry less about what I look like and more about who I am.
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