Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Shenique
I’m Shenique Scott, 31 years of age. Originally an island girl born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica but migrated to the states at the age of seventeen. Living in NYC I developed my passion for makeup but somehow stayed in the food industry. It wasn’t until moved to Florida that I decided to pursue what I truly enjoyed, making women feel beautiful. I am now a manager of Bare Minerals in Metairie, Louisiana. Helga as I have named my hair will celebrate her second anniversary in October.
2. What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
I’ve always enjoyed a low cut but it wasn’t until my best friend of 25 years, Kelisha kept encouraging me to go natural that I gave it some thought. I watched her journey for a year then I decided to embark on my own starting with the ultimate big chop.
3. Top three products and prices.
Coconut Oil $7
Aussie Moist Conditioner $6
Eden Bodyworks curl defining creme $9
4. Fave go to hairstyle.
My favorite go to hairstyle is two French braids as it allows me to still dress it up with head pieces.
5. Have you tried hair shadowing?
No. I have never tried hair shadowing and didn’t know about it until I saw yours. I would definitely try because I love for Helga to have her own personality.
6. Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Rooted strength & beauty
7. Any advice to the natural newbies?
To all the newbies it’s important to remain patient and dedicated. Keep your hair hydrated and protected because it helps to retain moisture and length. This journey is about trial and error so don’t stop until your hair tells you what it likes and most importantly do what works for you.
Finish this sentence: I Rock My Natural because…
It’s simply cool. For so long being who you are naturally… “Being natural” seemed to be compacted into a cute stigma powder makeup case. It felt frowned upon and women of color hid their hair behind wigs, lace fronts and dipped themselves in relaxers and perms to fit in. Whether or not society forced them to hide their natural beauty, or the individual felt less beautiful being natural I wouldn’t know… But one thing I do know, I rock my natural because I don’t need to hide from the world.. I’m cool with me…