1.Have you always been so confident and in love with your curls? What’s your hair story?
No not a tall it is definitely something that has happened with time. When I was growing up I didn’t realise my hair was actually curly I just used to think it was bushy. As my hair was so long and there was so much of it my mum would just blow my hair out a bit and put it in plaits or chunky twists. So once I got older and started to do my hair I just didn’t know what to do with it so got it relaxed despite nearly everyone I knew was against it. Also then I didn’t know how to look after my relaxed hair which led me to sneak off to my friend’s house one day and get her to cut off most of my hair my mum was so mad I cut off my “long pretty hair”. Then I spent a number of years doing all sorts to my hair dying it, curly perm added to it, getting weaves and I even bleached it blonde. As you can imagine after all that my hair was a mess it was so dry and thirsty it was like the Sahara Desert there was no amount of hair product or grease that would help. This is when I decided to cut off my over processed ends and bring my hair back to health. Blogs like this helped so much as I live in the UK there aren’t many hair dressers or people who understand natural hair!
2. What is your hair regime (how often do you shampoo, condition, deep condition and with what products)?
I like to wash my hair once a week; sometimes I try to stretch it to two weeks that never ends well though. The day before wash day I will coat my hair in coconut oil so the washing process doesn’t dry it out. I shampoo once a week with Crème of Nature Moisture & Shine shampoo and usually once a month I will clarify my hair for deep cleanse with Pure Curls Clarifying shampoo. I condition my hair with Tresseme’s flawless curls conditioner and if I’m having a lazy day or I’m short of time I add some honey to this and leave it on for 30 minutes for a DC. Otherwise I usually deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep treatment masque or if I need a protein boost Aubrey Organics Protein Conditioner
3.What is your de-tangling process?
I section my hair into two and coat it in lots of Tresseme’s Flawless curls conditioner and then gently detangle each section with a Denman brush.
4.Do you put anything in your hair for styling (leave-in conditioner, gel etc)?
I usually apply either Giovanni direct leave in or Kinky curly conditioner followed by extra virgin olive oil to seal. Also sometime I might add a bit of eco styler gel to define my curls
5.Now that you are relaxer free, how do you perceive others that still have relaxed hair?
It hasn’t really changed my view on others you still have relaxed hair I think everyone should be able to wear and do whatever to do their hair as long as it makes them happy.
6.What is the worst mistake you have made with your hair?
The worst mistake I’ve made with my hair was relaxing it!
7. Who is your hair idol?
I wouldn’t say I have one particular hair idol I take inspiration from a lot of different people. However in saying this I do love heyfranhey and of course I love you guys from Around the way curls you girls rock!
8. Any words of wisdom that you would like to share with the masses about natural hair?
As cliché as this may sound I think the key element with natural hair is patience it doesn’t happen overnight ; it takes time to both love and learn how to take care of your hair!
The Child Loves Lipstick and “Duck Faces”!
Go on Girl! We Ain’t Mad At Ya!