6. What advice would you give to someone considering a natural hair journey of their own?
Be patient, creative and willing to step outside your comfort zone. Natural hair is quite different from chemically-enhanced hair. Focus on health, not length. Don't compare your hair to anyone else's. Not every product or technique will work for you. Not every style will work for you. Cherish your hair's uniqueness. Understand your hair porosity, width and density.
Porosity is a measure of how well your hair absorbs and retains moisture. Width is a measure of the thickness of your individual hair strands. Density is a measure of the number of hair strands within a 1 square inch section of your scalp.
All hair textures require moisture and hydration. Moisture is derived from water-based products that can be absorbed and retained by your hair. Hydration is derived from products that simultaneously reduce moisture loss and increase moisture content (i.e., from products containing hydrolyzed proteins, silk amino acids, hydrolyzed oats, clays, humectants, etc.). You will need to identify your optimum moisture and hydration levels.