1. Where do you reside and what do you do?
I currently live in the USF area in Tampa and am a Sales Associate at Bath & Body Works
2. What was your family’s reaction to you going natural?
I was natural my entire life. However, I always treated my hair like it was straight. So when I asked for special products and stopped combing out my hair dry, they were a little confused. Now they accept my nit-picky-ness and my sister has actually started a similar regimen.
3. What is one hair product that you cannot do without?
I cannot live without deep conditioner. Like, I tried to once but my hair ended up brittle and dry.
4. Do you have any hair wisdom you’d like to share with other natural beauties?
Invest in a satin pillowcase/night cap/head scarf to wear to bed. Cotton pillowcases can cause breakages due to the friction caused by all that tossing and turning.
5. What is your original hair regimen?
Well, once a week I wash my hair. I use the entire line of SheaMoisture Moisture Retention line, including the deep conditioner. Then I T-shirt dry my hair, and pack on the product. I use SheaMoisture styling milk and Curlz pommade. Then I either let it air dry or braid it for more defined waves.
6. What made you decide to go natural?
I have always been natural, but didn’t know how to treat my curls. That made my hair dry and brittle and just plain icky. After having found a split end that seemed to start at my root, I decided that there had to be some changes made.
7. Who do you look up to for hair inspiration if anyone?
My hair-spiration is my cousin Caryne. She was the first person to go natural in a family where long, straight hair is favored. I admire her bravery and all the fantastic styles she does, even if I couldn’t pull off half of them.