Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mane Matters with Queen Banor

permed hair


AN: Can you tell us who you are and what you do?

I'm Queen Banor. Final year student psychology and public health student at the University of Minnesota. I work Full time with adults with disabilities and I am the Founder of Aldek Charity Organization. 

AN: Whats your thoughts about natural hair?

Natural hair is unique and Beautiful. 

AN: Why did you decide to go natural?

I decided to go natural because i was tired of my hair breaking and never growing past a particular length. I knew i needed to take care of my hair and the best way to do so was to learn about MY hair in it's natural state. 

AN: Did you do a BC or you transitioned? How long has the transition been?

I actually transitioned for 3 months. I got tired of the two different textures so i chopped the perms off by myself one afternoon (best hair decision EVER)





AN: What has your experience been?

it's been an amazing Experience. I love it. I hated my natural hair until i actually started taking care of it. I love that i can do a lot with my hair. I can wet it when i want and not worry. Going natural with my hair has helped me with going natural with just about everything (skin care etc) 

I think my best overall experience is that I have. Thick, full hair that's growing. :)

AN: What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?

My biggest fear was looking unkept. Looking like a crazy person with nappy hair and the pain that'll come with combing this coarse hair. (LOL) But i have been able to embrace my hair as is. The beauty in that "nappy" look, feel and texture is unique and undeniable. 










AN: Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?

oh i am in it for the long haul. probably till i leave earth. I have no desire to perm again. I see myself in the future along with my daughter(s) walking around with our big afros and loving it :) 

AN: Do you have any hair regimen you stick to?

I do. WASH and deep oil condition every weekend. Moisturize every other day with my avocado butter and extra virgin + coconut oil. Very simple regimen that's working wonders :) 

AN: There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?

I don't care about people's negative comments about my hair really. I believe we define and accept what we want about ourselves and things pertaining to us. I define my natural hair as beautiful, and thats all i choose to believe because I know that my hair is beautiful. 

AN: Whats your must have product and accessory?

OILS. oils. oils oils. avocado butter. spray bottle, LARGE combs, hair pins, Edge control gel. 

AN: Whats you advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?

DITCH IT FAST! No really, my natural has is longer now (in 16 months) than it has been in 5 years since i last cut my hair. 

7 comments :

  1. Yayy! Love Queen's hair.

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  2. This lady is gorgeous and pretty; adding natural hair to your mien makes it the BOMB!

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  3. My hair grew longer in just one year than it did in the 7yrs I was relaxed too. Great hair! I wonder what her winter regimen is like.

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  4. Hey @Adeola \
    I don't have any special winter regimen yet. I've only been natural for one winter season now (this will be my second). But I planned to moisturize even more. I probably will moisturize every night. Or increase how much Avocado butter I use (it's really think). Also my hot oil treatment, I will continue on that. It really helps retain moisture for days. (I noticed).\
    I plan to deep condition frequently as well. And most importantly, avoid combing as much as possible. Protective styles! I'll just explore! Lol
    Thanks everybody!!

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    1. That sounds like a nice plan for the winter. My wash day routine has gotten lengthy too since the drastic drop in temperature.and I've been wearing scarves quite often lately.

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  5. Your hair is so beautiful.
    How do you get your hair to have that lovely afro look?
    Do u twist or just comb it?
    What products do u use and how long can you carry that look at a time.
    Thanks.

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