I've been admiring my fellow University of Hartford gospel choir member and alum Fran and her lovely locs. This song bird has some seriously beautiful hair to match her amazing voice. I was interested to learn a little bit about her hair story. I decided to interview her to learn about her loc journey.
How long have you been relaxer free?
I have been relaxer free for 10 years.
What inspired your decision to rock your natural hair?
I hadn't seen my hair in its natural state since I was nine years old. I just wanted a change.
Did you slowly transition or do a drastic big chop?
I did a slow transition.
How did family and friends react to your decision to wear your hair natural?
Family was slow to get on board with my decision but my friends loved it.
What would you say are your biggest hair challenges?
I don't think that I have any big hair challenges but sometimes I loathe having to re-twist my locs after having washed them.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 4 hair products/tools, what 4 would you choose?
Locking gel, olive oil, coconut oil, and a fine-toothed comb.
Do you have any hair inspirations? If so who?
I am inspired by my aunt, Dawn, who has locs down to her knees!
Any words of wisdom or advice you’d like to pass on to others?
The only advice that I have would be that if you're going to go natural, embrace all of the changes with an open mind and patience. We are all beautiful no matter how we style our hair.