FRESH FEATURE: DiRon Jefferson-Hunt

 GOOD AFTERNOON,

  THANK YOU FOR AGREEING TO INTERVIEW WITH Secretcurlsociety.com!  WE ARE HAPPY TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND WHERE IN THE SUCCESS OF YOUR JOURNEY.

 TELL ME ABOUT YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT DO YOU DO PROFESSIONALLY? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

 I’M DIRON AND IM ORIGINALLY FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. I RECENTLY RETIRED FROM THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AFTER OVER 20 YEAR. I LIVE WITH MY HUSBAND (WHO IS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO AFGANISTAN) AND 15 YER OLD STEP-DAGHTER. I ENJOY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WELL AS QUALITY “ALONE” TIME. LOL

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 1. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL NATURAL HAIR, HAVE YOU ALWAYS WORN IT NATURAL OR DID YOU TAKE THE “RETURN TO NATURAL” JOURNEY.

I DID THE “RETURN TO NATURAL” JOURNEY.

2. WOW, WHAT ROUTE DID YOU TAKE ON YOUR ROAD TO NATURAL AND HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN YOU TO TRANSITION TO NATURAL?

 I STOPPED RELAXING MY HAIR IN DECEMBER 2007 AND CUT IT ALL OFF JULY 2008….ON 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND.

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 3.  WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR HAIR?

  I LOVE THAT IT’S ALL MINE AND UNIQUE.

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 4.  SECRET CURL SOCIETY IS ABOUT LEADING WOMEN AND GIRLS IN EMBRACING THEIR HAIR IN IT’S NATURAL STATE AS THIS CAN HELP A WOMAN ACCEPT YOUR ENTIRE BEING.   HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO RELATE TO THIS?  HOW HAS WEARING YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE ENHANCED OTHER AREAS IN YOUR LIFE?

 I CAN RELATE TO THIS, SOME FOLKS REALLY NEED THAT SUPPORT WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO RETURN TO THEIR NATURAL TEXTURE. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER NAYSAYERS AND FOLKS WHO ARE AGAINST THEIR DECISION. I CAN’T SAY THAT IT HAS ENHANCED OTHER AREAS IN MY LIFE, HOWEVER, IT HAS DEFINITELY OPENED UP A DIALOGUE WITH SEVERAL LADIES PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE I GO.

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 5. MANY SAY WE ARE REDEFINING BEAUTY STANDARDS BY RETURNING TO OUR NATURAL KINKS AND CURLS?  WOULD YOU AGREE?  HOW HAS THIS MOVEMENT SHAPED YOUR VIEW ON BEAUTY?

 I THINK SO BECAUSE I SEE A LOT MORE NATURAL TEXTURE LADIES PRESENT DAY THAN I DID TEN YEARS AGO. I FEEL THAT WITH THIS, IT IS GIVING MORE LADIES THE COURAGE TO EXPLORE THEIR NATURAL HAIR TEXTURE. THIS MOVEMENT HAS SHOWED ME THE DIVERSITY OF THE TEXTURES AS WELL AS THE VERSATILITY.

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 6. HOW HAS YOUR WEARING YOUR NATURAL HAIR AFFECTED YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMILY LIFESTYLE?  DOES IT TAKE A LOT FOR YOU TO DO YOUR CHILDREN’S HAIR?  DO YOU SOLICIT THE HELP OF A STYLIST? HAVE YOUR CHILDREN BEEN MADE FUN OF BECAUSE OF THEIR HAIR?  IF SO, HOW DID YOU HANDLE IT?

WEARING MY HAIR NATURAL HASN’T REALLY AFFECTED MY FAMILY LIFESTYLE OTHER THAN MY HUSBAND TELLING ME TO HURRY UP 🙂 MY STEP-DAUGHTER IS 15 SO SHE STYLES HER OWN HAIR. OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE IT STRAIGHTENED PROFESSIONALLY BY JANELLE AT PURA VIDA SALON. SHE HASN’T BEEN MADE FUN OF BUT KIDS OFTEN INQUIRE WHAT HER HAIR WOULD LOOK LIKE STRAIGHTENED OR COMMENT SAYING “YOU SHOULD STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR”. I TELL HER PEOPLE GO TO A SALON AND PAY TO HAVE THE CURLS THAT YOU HAVE NATURALLY.

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 7.  HOW DO YOU THINK THIS NATURAL CULTURE WILL AFFECT THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF GIRLS AS THEY DEVELOP INTO WOMEN?

 I’M NOT SURE, I THINK TIME WILL TELL JUST HOW MUCH OF A FAD (OR NOT) BEING NATURAL IS? 

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8. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF BEAUTY?

 BEING CONFIDENT AND GENUINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. 

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9.  DO YOU THINK THIS MOVEMENT HAS HELPED WOMEN GROW TO LEARN TO LOVE EACH OTHER?  HAVE YOU BUILT NEW RELATIONSHIPS WITH WOMEN SIMPLY BY ENGAGING IN “HAIR TALK?”

 I DEFINITELY FEEL IT HAS HELPED US WOMEN GROW TO LEARN TO LOVE EACH OTHER. IT HAS OPENED A DIALOGUE AMONGST US WOMEN AND HELPED US TO EMBRACE OUR SIMILARITIES AS WELL AS OUR DIFFERENCES.

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 9. TELL US ABOUT YOUR HAIR REGIMENT?  DO YOU CARE FOR YOUR HAIR AT HOME, OR SOLICIT THE SUPPORT OF A STYLIST?  WHAT IS WORKING FOR YOU AND WHAT DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU?

 I DON’T HAVE A SET REGIMEN. WHEN I THINK “REGIMEN” I ENVISION A LONG LIST OF STEPS LIKE I’VE SEEN ON SO MANY NATURAL HAIR SITES. LATELY, I WASH ONCE A WEEK WITH TERRESENTIALS MUD WASH, CONDITIONER, AND A LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER. IF I WEAR IT CURLY I’LL USE GEL TO STYLE, OTHERWISE I’LL TWIST IT UP WITH SOME SHEA BUTTER AND CALL IT A DAY. ON OCCASION I DO VISIT THE SALON. I FOUND THAT MY HAIR DOESN’T LIKE A LOT OF PRODUCT. KEEPING IT SIMPLE WORKS FOR ME.

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 10.  DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR PERSONAL HAIR GOALS ?

 RIGHT NOW I AM FOCUSED ON HEALTHIER HAIR, IN TURN GROWING IT TO LONGER LENGTHS.

 11.  WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA BLOGGERS OR NATURAL HAIR GURUS DO YOU FOLLOW OR HAAVE YOU BEEN INSPIRED BY?

 WOW SO MANY! JUST A FEW NATURALS THAT I FOLLOW ON YOUTUBE ARE: SISTAWITHREALHAIR, NAPTURAL85, MO KNOWS HAIR, CHIME EDWARDS, KIMMAYTUBE, and NATURALLY CURIOUS.

 12.  AND HOW CAN WE FIND YOU, WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS?

YOU CAN FIND ME ON YOUTUBE AND ON MY BLOG:

– YouTube (KinkyCurlyExperiments)

– Blog http://kinkycurlyexperiments.blogspot.com

Thank you so much, we will be sure to go to your site and follow your blog!

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