Please introduce yourself.
I am Breana Goodall-Fleming I go by busythebee, Busy, B, and/or Busy B.
How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for 3 and a half years, July 2016 will make 4 years.
What made you decide to go natural?
Crazy thing is I went natural because one of my best friends told me I would look pretty natural and I have the style and look so to give it a try. She educated me on the benefits and also I was a broke college student and one of those girls who was starting to hate the hassle of a weave (sew-in).
Did you do the big chop or did you transition?
I transitioned. I did not big chop, looking back I wish I had, but my hair was not badly damaged and I wouldn’t consider a big chop at the time. I am considering it but idk if I am bold enough to go through with it.
What was the hardest part of going natural in the beginning?
Hardest part was styling and learning my hair texture. Being born and raised in Las Vegas, I did not know the amount of moisture I needed to keep my hair on its Ps and Qs. I also had a hard time establishing which products were actually working. I became a product hoarder, so spending money was the hardest part as well.
Did you care what others would think about your hair? Do you still care?
I did not care and still do not care what others think of hair. I am vey confident which is one of the reasons I was suggested to go natural.
How did others react to your hair in the beginning? How do they react now?
In the beginning people loved it, it was such an ugly stage looking back! I was learning to love it and learn that my hair isn’t like others and I can’t compare so I needed to stop. I did have some family members that hated it. Which motivated me to make sure I flaunted my journey any and everywhere and in front of anyone.
Have you faced any struggles from being natural in school or in the workplace?
I face [struggles] being natural at work only because I change my hair so much that they are baffled. They can not tell which style is all mine or just that, a hairstyle.
Left: July 2015 | Right: Dec 2015