Featured Naturalista: Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says
Naturalista Eugenia Hart from Eugenia Says
What’s your name?
Hey Y’all! My name is Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from a little ole town in Texas called Copperas Cove, but I currently reside in Augusta, GA.
What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic—go figure, right?!
|Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says with Kiwi of Kiwi the Beauty
Tell us about being an ambassador for Natural Girls Rock.
Oh wow, Natural Girls Rock was a blessing in itself! It’s basically an organization that encourages the appreciation of natural-haired women and in tandem provides natural hair-themed accessories to help you rock your look no matter what stage in the journey you are in! We traveled from Charleston, Greensboro, and other locales to bring the word and also to educate new and veteran naturals on hair care.
|Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says and Courtney of Mane Choice
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for two years and three months. It really seems like just yesterday I had my fade!
Did you BC or transition?
Definitely Big Chop! I was waaaay too impatient to transition. I went to my local barber and told him to “chop it all off”. He actually REFUSED to cut my hair until, after 20 minutes of convincing, he said “alright.” There were a few guys in there waiting to get their hair cut so I kind of had an audience, one guy even recorded it on his phone!
What made you decide to go natural?
Two things namely: my health and my family. The women in my family have an uncanny predisposition to ovarian cysts and I learned from my OBGYN, that the lye and variation of chemicals in relaxers could aggravate cysts—even if you don’t have them! Crazy! That was all the convincing I needed, child. Also, my five sisters are all natural and I saw how they just fell in love with their new level of “oneness”, I wanted that, and now…I have that.
Did you have a support system?
I consider myself very lucky that my sisters were all, in one way or another, jumping into the natural hair lifestyle. I’ve heard heart-breaking horror stories from our fellow natural sisters who did not have any support or who were ridiculed to no end for choosing to go natural. My sisters were and still are my best support system.
What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health?
I would say primarily hair health. Long or short, if your hair is unhealthy, thinning, and breaking that ain’t a good look boo boo! On the other hand, with healthy hair comes hair length and the possibility for new styling options is every natural girls fantasy!
What are some of your favorite natural hair products?
My current favorites are Coconut Oil, Jane Carter’s Curl Defining Crème, olive oil ECO Styler gel, and fresh avocado masques!
Helecia Williams of Iknowlee and Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says
What is your natural hair regimen?
My current regimen consists mostly of twists throughout the week with my daily oil and water sealing technique. Wash on Monday with a deep conditioning treatment to top it all off. Rinse (literally!) and repeat. I try not to make things too difficult.
Advice to One Considering Going Natural?
If you’re considering this lifestyle just DO IT! It will be the best decision you've ever made, physically, aesthetically, spiritually, and emotionally. Yes, boo..it’s that deep!
|Anthara Carr (Creator of Sheer Luxe Beauty) and Eugenia
Any advice to newly natural women? I think the best advice I was given when I first ventured into this world was, “do not compare yourself.” Your texture, rate of growth, and overall appearance is and should not be compared with another!
Where Can We Find You?
I’m everywhere, darling! Check me out on:
YouTube under the handle of EugeniaSays http://www.YouTube.com/user/EugeniaSays)
Instagram @EugeniaSays (http://www.Instagram.com/EugeniaSays)
Twitter @EugeniaSaysMoo (http://www.Twitter.com/EugeniaSaysMoo)
My Blog is www.EugeniaSays.blogspot.com