So who are you to the world?
My name is Ros (rhymes with boss). I was named after my mom’s best friend and for some reason people think my name, Ros Limbo, is fake. I’m an auditor, a writer and a blogger. I speak a bit of French. And I’m one for an adventure.
Why did you go natural?
I remember being a child and hating relaxers. My hair was always too thick and the relaxer never really did it’s job. Hairdressers used to leave it in for longer hoping for a more sleek look; but all that happened was that I ended up with a burnt scalp and emotional scars that lasted longer than I can imagine. I went natural because I was tired of the pain. If me looking like the little girls on the boxes meant my scalp burning, I didn’t want it. Another reason was because a chunk of my hair fell out. It was so embarrassing! Embarrassing because I don’t know what caused it. It was then that I chopped off my hair… I had had enough.
What is your current hair regimen and what are you hair goals?
Weird enough, when I started I never had a regimen. I washed when I wanted to wash my hair, braided my hair when I wanted to and so on… My hair grew. It was long, full and beautiful. But then I discovered the YouTube vloggers and began to experiment. After 4 years of beautiful growth , my hair began to fall out. It became hard and I wanted nothing to do with it. I cut it. And I continued cutting because I didn’t think I could have healthy hair again. Now I’m keeping it simple. I use the LOC method. I use water as my liquid. I seal it in with a mixture of coconut oil and castor oil, and then I apply unrefined shea butter. It does wonders for me. I wash my hair every week using the Dr. Miracles Curl Care range. I now do a lot of protective styling. This is to stop me from cutting my hair. I deep condition before I do a protective style. My hair goal is to have my old hair back. Hair that’s thick and bra strap length. It’s going to be a long 4 years! :).
Any advice for other naturals?
Keep it simple. Don’t try every product that is brought to your attention. If you have a regimen that works, stick with it. And remember the goal is not long hair, it’s healthy hair.