October 2014 ~ Natural of the Month: Vashti

October 6, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE  | Natural of the Month
Hi, I’m Vashti. I live in Dallas with my husband but Grenada (where I’m from) has my heart. :)  I’m the chief content creator for my blog Veepeejay.com. Through my posts about hair, beauty & lifestyle topics I encourage others to embrace all that is unique, amazing and beautiful about themselves..the way God made them.

LEI Lady Mag: What made you decide to go natural?
Vashti: I made the decision to wear my hair in its natural state  because I wanted a change. Honestly, I was really bored with my relaxed hair and I wanted to switch things up a bit.

LEI Lady Mag: Did you transition or "Big Chop"? What was that process like for you?
Vashti: I unknowingly transitioned for 3 months. In my mind, I was just not getting a relaxer.  I didn't realize there was a term associated with that process until later on. After 3 months, I could not or rather did not know how to deal with the two textures. I made the decision to big chop in August 2009.

LEI Lady Mag: Did you have any fears or were you fearless? If apprehensive, how did you overcome your fears?
Vashti: I was a bit apprehensive only because I wasn't sure how I’d look with no really short hair. As silly as it sounds, I thought my head too small for the “no hair” look :) My mind was quickly changed once I saw the results of my big chop. I felt so free!

LEI Lady Mag: Name some reasons why you are happy about your decision?
Hands down this is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I know everyone says that but it’s the truth. I’ve always had healthy relaxed hair but my hair is so much healthier now and I don’t have to worry about relaxer burns. Chopping my hair also given me even more confidence. I've also been blessed to meet some amazing people, and had some great opportunities that were as a direct result of being in the natural hair community.

LEI Lady Mag: What do you love most about your hair?
Vashti: The versatility..hands down. I can do some much with it.

LEI Lady Mag: What are some of your favorite hair products?
I love the Shea Moisture line. Their Curl Enhancing smoothie is one the first products I fell in love with and it remains one of my faves. Qhemet Biologics Aethipoika Hydrate & Twist butter, Amla & Olive Heavy Cream, Natty Naturals Cupuacu & Rhassoul Deep conditioner, Bobeam shampoo bars, Jamaican Black Castor oil, Coconut oil, Jane Carter Nourish & Shine, and Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin seed conditioner also make the list.

LEI Lady Mag: What is your hair routine?
I tend to cleanse my hair every 10-14 days. I start off with a pre-poo, then I wash & deep condition. I allow my hair to dry in a t-shirt for a bit and then I proceed to moisturize, seal & style.

LEI Lady Mag: What advice would you give someone considering going natural or who is new to being a natural?
Vashti: Do your research and go for it. Deciding to wear your hair in its natural state also takes some mental preparation but once you’re comfortable, rock it with confidence and have fun.

LEI Lady Mag: List your social networking sites so we can connect with you further.

Vashti: I’d love to connect with you. Join me:


  1. Thank you so much for the feature! I'm so honored to be natural of the month. God bless. <3

    1. Vee!! You are so welcome Sis! Keep on Loving, Embracing and Inspiring! xoxo


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