What is your name and your profession?
My name is Angela Miller and I am a Research Assistant at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Why did you go natural?
I decided to go natural because one of my line sisters who is natural actually did bantu knots in her hair one night and showed me how to do them on my relaxed hair and I fell in love with the texture/pattern. So I actually began pretending like I was natural by trying to do all these styles that had fullness and just decided to see what my actual hair pattern looked like instead of trying to imitate one and my journey began.
How long have you been natural and when did you BC?
I have been fully natural for a little over a year now. I did my big chop in March 2013. I transitioned for 9 months and couldn’t take my straight ends anymore so I decided to cut my hair spur of the moment and it has been the best decision I’ve made for my hair!
What are your staple products and hairstyles?
I keep my products very simple, I’ve learned over the years that my hair flourishes when I don’t put a lot of things in it. My staple product is shea butter. I love that stuff! I also use coconut oil and Jamaican black castor oil to seal my hair. I also use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner to cowash my hair weekly along with Shea Moisture Deep Conditioner and Alikay Natural’s Leave In Conditioner. My go to style is flat twisting or bantu knots.
What are your natural hair goals?
My hair goal is to keep my hair full and healthy pretty much. I just love big/full hair!
How do you keep your hair intact overnight?
I will either retwist my hair at night or pin it into an updo from my flat twist out the day before. I try to keep it as simple as possible.
How do you maintain length?
I usually do a flat twist every 3 or so days and pineapple my hair at night to keep the definition. Sometimes I’ll also just leave the flat twists in for a couple of days as a protective style so I wont have a lot of shedding or breakage. I also spritz my hair with a water and aloe vera mixture every morning to make sure it has some moisture.
Name 1 reason you went natural and why you love being natural.
One of the biggest reasons why I love being natural is that I get to be fully and unapologetically myself, if that makes any sense. This journey taught me to love who I am and who I was meant to be.
Where else can we find you on the net?
You can find me on instagram @loveisbellaaa.