It’s Friday!!! Our hairspiration today is of the Edna-Danger combo variety. Hi Edna!
Tell us about you!
My name is Edna McKay. I’m 21 years of age, in school for CNA. After I’m done, I plan to enlist in the military to reach my goal in becoming a Nutrition Specialist or an RN.
How long have you been natural? What inspired you to return to your kinks?
I’ve been natural for a year and ten months. I big chopped July 26, 2013. I wanted a different look. I was tired of perming my hair and didn’t even realize I was transitioning lol
Tell us about your mane.
I’ll start by saying her name lol ‘’Danger’’! She has her own personality. One day she’ll go along with the style, the next day she’ll do her own thing and I’ve learned to work with her.
Do you follow a regimen?
Yes, my regimen is co-washing once a week – usually Sunday, shampooing once a month, deep conditioning twice a week, oil rinsing once a week and I make my own products.
What are your staple products?
My staple products are Shea Butter Smooth (My own creation) lol a mixture of Shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera gel and water. If I don’t have any leftover products, I stick to water, coconut oil and Kinky-Curly Knot Today.
Tell us something ‘Danger’ cannot do without:
My hair cannot do without WATER! Without water my hair would be a field day lol too much work!!
How do you like to wear your hair?
Afros , twist and pins, I love wearing Marley twist during protective style time and I also like blowing it out.
Are you facing any hair challenges right now or bad habits you’re trying to break?
Not as of now. I finally switched my bad habits. I used to just go to sleep without combing my hair or even without a satin bonnet.
What do you love the most about your hair? What do you like the least?
I love the fact that my hair has so many textures 4a, 4b and 4c so I can do lots of different styles. 🙂 I don’t like that it tangles very easy which sucks cause I’m still tender headed.
What is your hair to you?
My hair is my everything. It represents who I am, I’m as natural as I can be; I stand tall with my crown shining. My natural hair is me.
Have you received any negativity from others towards your hair? How did/do you deal?
I live in NYC so there are so many naturals which is beautiful but every day I’ll say the white folks just can’t stand it. You’ll get the weird stare or they will start playing in your hair. I just laugh it off lol my family and friends love my hair.
Do you have any hair goals?
I have a long-term goal I want to have mid-back length by my third year I already met my short term goal by making collar bone length.
Before you go, could you share a helpful tip or trick or a remedy you’ve tried & tested in your journey so far?
Protective styling/water is key to hair growth. It may get tiring but when you make your hair goal, you’ll be happy. Water is needed every day.
Any last words to anyone considering going natural?
The journey will be rough but it will get easy as time goes on. Do what you feel no matter what no one thinks. If they don’t accept it, disregard their negativity. It’s your choice. Do what makes you happy !!
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Thank you so much Edna for sharing Danger with us today!
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