What is your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
My name is Khinaya Scott. I'm from Brooklyn, New York; currently living in California and I am an aspiring model.
How long have you been natural? How long have you been locked?
I have been natural for 8 years, I believe. I've done two big chops since being natural. This is my second set of locs and I've had them for 4 years; 5 years in February.
Why did you decide to loc your hair?
As a teen I always wanted to have natural hair and I always loved locs, I just never thought they would look good on me. When I became pregnant with my oldest son I chopped off all of my relaxed hair and started my natural journey. I decided to loc my hair because my son's grandmother (who also has locs) talked me into giving them a try, and ever since then I have been in love. I think of my locs as a plant, you must water and love them in order for them to grow healthy.
How did your friends/family react to you locking your hair?
NO ONE wanted me to get locs, I am the first and only female in my family with locs. Now everyone loves them! They can't see my hair any other way.
What is your hair regimen? Favorite hair products?
To be honest I do not have a hair regimen. I wash almost every two weeks and I retwist every month. As far as products I use water, sometimes oil when my hair feels really dry.
How does your hair affect your career/lifestyle?
Living in New York City, Connecticut and Georgia, it didn't affect my career at all. In California in the area I live in, people seem to be interested because it's different. My lifestyle .. It's a plus in my life because it makes me different , it shows that I love who I am. It makes me be seen as a Queen and I love it!
What is your favorite loc style, or protective hairstyle?
My favorite loc style is my two braided buns.
How do you manage to retain length/moisture?
Water , Oil , Time & Patience.
What advice can you give those who are thinking about locking their hair?
Go for it, you will love it! 1. Your hair will be in its natural state. 2. You do not have to worry about your hair falling out ( if you do not over twist it by twisting too tight or too often ). So you'll have Growth! Growth! Growth! 3. You can play with color & styles ! So much fun!!!
Would you like to add anything else?
Thank you for having me be apart of this. I enjoyed answering these questions. I wish you well. Stay Beautiful & Strong Queens!
Are you on social media?
Instagram - @MayCauseAddictionx
Snapchat - iGorgeousNaya